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Volume #2   Issue #6

ISSN: 0219-7642    Jan 09, 2004

Andrew Loh, Publisher

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  2. BRAINYZINE SPONSOR

  3. FEATURE ARTICLES

  4. BRAINY PRODUCT

  5. LATEST BRAINY NEWS

  6. CONTACT US

>> EDITORIAL

Hi Everyone,

Well, the Holidays are over and a bit of the commotion and craziness of New Year countdown had finally subsided. It was good to kiss Year 2003 goodbye especially due to the many 'bad' events that happen last year. Certainly, we all hope that the brand new year of 2004 will be a good year for everyone. 

Reflection on the past is wonderful teacher. So, what did you do in 2003 that you want  to change or improve in 2004? Have you made your new year resolution? You know, the biggest thing anyone can do to change their life involves a change in attitude. Bad attitude equals horrible life, great attitude equals outstanding life. 

It doesn't matter what you do, what your job, your education level .... the attitude we carry between our ears everyday determines our success or failure in life. Our attitude towards our spouse, children, friends, job, business and etc. "Change your attitude...Change your life". It's that simple. If you could only make one resolution for 2004, decide to maintain the best attitude you can for the entire year. That, more than anything else, will get you closer to every other goals you set.

It's been my pleasure to have you in my life last year and I wish you and your loved ones a prosperous and wonderful 2004. Take care!

Andrew Loh
Publisher & Editor, BrainyZine
andrew @ brainy-child.com

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Stop the Media Mania

Fighting the battle against mass media influences on your children today is much more challenging than in years past, and even more important. It involves not only your own intuitive sense of what is good for your kids but also the battle with others in your family network who see media influence as "harmless".... Read more here


Babies Saturated With Media

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television whatsoever for children under 2 because that age is so critical to children's cognitive development, their brains are actually still being formed. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested no TV or video for kids under 2. They stress that the most important thing is to have human interaction with the parents. Yet, in any given day, two-thirds of the kids under 2 are watching TV and videos and doing it for an average of over two hours, so it's something that parents need to take a close look at, Click here to continue.

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Toddler Brain Basics 12 to 24 Months: Brilliant Beginnings
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The comprehensive kit includes a 176-page educational guidebook with over 300 developmentally appropriate activities, an activities toy guide, a music CD to read, move and relax to, and that works in conjunction with a Furry Friends and Merry Melodies follow-along picture book. Each component focuses on enhancing early brain development in a fun and interactive fashion.

 


Toddler Next Steps 24 to 36 Months: Brilliant Beginnings
By Brilliant Beginnings
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Science has shown how toddlers learn through experience and how experiences shape a child's ability to learn. With insight into child development and lots of ideas for age appropriate activities, parents can become more flexible in how they relate to their toddlers, adapting their parenting to their toddler's ever-changing skills. This makes parents even better at what they are naturally inclined to do: nurture their children's ability to learn


>> LATEST BRAINY NEWS


Motherhood 'improves the brain'
BBC News Oct 29, 2003

Believe it or not, becoming a mother may actually make your calmer under pressure,  according to US researchers.


Scans 'may damage infant brains'
BBC News Jan 02, 2004

Doctors have been urged not to use powerful CT scans to assess possible brain injuries in young infants as researchers in Sweden say they have uncovered evidence that the scans may damage toddlers' brains.


FDA Urged to Clarify Warning About Tuna
The Washington Post Dec 12, 2003

The United States federal government plans to warn pregnant women, nursing mothers and even those thinking of getting pregnant to limit their consumption of tuna as part of a broader advisory concerning the dangers of eating fish and shellfish with elevated levels of harmful mercury. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that, like lead, can damage the brains and nervous systems of fetuses and young children. (I had covered the toxic threats on Oct 3, 2003 issue).


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