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Volume #13   Issue #08

ISSN: 0219-7642    Sep 9, 2014

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Editorial
 

Hi,
The first five years of a child's age is very important, as it is the time, when development of almost all organs occurs, including the brain. Human brain is an extremely elastic organ. However, brain activities depend entirely on how a person uses it, and in what manner he or she hones it to boost several of its important abilities. “Use it or lose it” that is how the brain acts and performs; use it more to boost several brain skills in one attempt or stop using it to lose most of the god-given brain skills.

A just born child has a rudimentary brain with very basic and primary capability. As it grows into its fifth year, it would have acquired many important skills that are needed. It is possible to boost several important brain functions by parental intervention, although by a very small percentage. However, brain boosting activities never a waste as results might visible within the first five years of life. Have a nice day!

Thought for today:
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for." - Epicurious

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Feature Articles
 

Boosting Child Brain Functions with Different Techniques and Methods - Part I
Child brain is just like sponge and it can absorb millions of inputs and data bits. Child brain boosting is possible when the young brain is given sufficient training with proper parental and academic intervention.

Boosting Child Brain Functions with Different Techniques and Methods - Part II
Parents may use several time-tested and proven brain boosting techniques to make their children intelligent and smarter.

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Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Child's Brain Development from Birth through Age 5 1/2
By Margaret Sassť, Georges McKail and Frances Page Glascoe

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Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains
The Monitor Sep 02, 2014

A two-year study of 44 children in the program shows that the training changes the brain in ways that make it easier for youngsters to process sounds, according to results reported in Tuesday's edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. That increased ability, the researchers say, is linked directly to improved skills in such subjects as reading and speech.


Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life
The Conversation Aug 27, 2014

We're getting more stupid. That's one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Such research feeds into a long-held fascination with testing human intelligence. Yet such debates are too focused on IQ as a life-long trait that can't be changed. Other research is beginning to show the opposite.


Why Kids Need to Play
Psych Central Aug 31, 2014

It is so important for kids to have unstructured, free play time. In these days of schedules, routines, and many demands and responsibilities, it is increasingly important for children to be allowed to just play.


Learning rewires the brain
Society for Science Sep 02, 2014

Musicians, athletes and quiz bowl champions all have one thing in common: training. Learning to play an instrument or a sport requires time and patience. It is all about steadily mastering new skills. The same is true when it comes to learning information - preparing for that quiz bowl, say, or studying for a big test.


How to raise successful children
Gulf News Sep 04, 2014

We all want the best for our children. We invest in their education, hoping to secure their financial and emotional wellbeing for the future. But sometimes children just need that additional bit of support and guidance that will help them go the extra mile and succeed.



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