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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #11 Issue #4
ISSN: 0219-7642 Jul 22, 2012
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The brain in a child is malleable. The nature shapes a child's brain in its own way. For
every child and its tiny brain, nature also has its own special of nurturing and development.
Child brain development is a continuous act performed by an ever-agile nature. While the nature
has complete control on children's brain development, parents, teachers and other caregivers
also have a critical role to play.
So, what role do parents and teachers have to play to fast track their children's brain
development? Is it possible to boost early brain growth by using alternative techniques and
nurturing aids beyond the traditional parental methods? Early brain growth among children occurs
during two distinctive phases of activities.
By tweaking and manipulating these specific phases, parents can catalyze optimal brain growth and
development right through the infancy and childhood days. Parenting is an intelligent act while
parenting to boost brain growth is challenging as well as thrilling. Have a great week ahead!
Thought for today:
"Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." - Danish Proverb
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Early Brain Nurturing in Children - Parental Intervention to Kick Start Brain Development
Brain is a mysterious organ! The more it is used the more would be its efficiency. Medical facts
and research findings suggest us that child brain has a number of periods of higher and better
learning when compared to others. Click to learn more.
Early Brain Nurturing in Children - Working Beyond Standard Parental Techniques
Parents should try to work beyond traditional parental techniques to boost brain development in
their children. Understanding different growth phases of brain would help them use new and
innovative methods. Read the article to learn more.
How Your Child Learns Best: Brain-Friendly Strategies You Can Use to Ignite Your Child's Learning and Increase School Success
By Dr. Judy Willis
Written by Judy Willis, MD, MEd, a board-certified neurologist who is also a full-time classroom
teacher, How Your Child Learns Best shows you not only how to help your child learn schoolwork,
but also how to capitalize on the way your child's brain learns best in order to enrich education
wherever you are, from the grocery store to the car - a necessity in today's "teach to the test"
Discover how to help your child increase academic focus and success, lower test stress while
increasing test scores, increase class participation, foster creativity, and improve attention
span, memory, and higher-level thinking. How Your Child Learns Best shows how to maximize your
child's brain potential and offers something for every parent who wants the best for his or her child.
Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain: Early Learning Activities for 2-6 Year Old Children
By John Bowman
From birth to about age 6, a child's brain is in a unique, rapidly developing process of structuring
itself. Children develop most of their foundational brain architecture by age 6. This book contains
easy early learning activities parents can do at home to help their 2-6 yr. old develop a stronger
brain and realize more of their potential.
Most activities use common items parents may already have or which can be easily and inexpensively
obtained. Recommendations are also given for a selection of very affordable Montessori and other
quality early learning materials. This excellent guide shows parents how to be effective home
teachers and how to create, display, and demonstrate activities to their child.
Five ways to help kids boost their brain power
JS Online July 17, 2012
Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells
throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we're young. Since those connections
facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual
edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each day.
Your child's snoring could harm their IQ: Obstructive sleep apnoea can hinder development
Daily Mail July 16, 2012
A study carried out at the Melbourne Sleep Centre in Australia found
cognitive differences between sleep apnoea sufferers aged seven to
12 and a control group without sleep problems. The authors said
prolonged sleep apnoea over several years affected a child's IQ and
education, as well as being associated with behavioural problems and
The Mind of the Prodigy
Huffington Post July 9, 2012
A new study in the journal Intelligence sheds some new light on
prodigies. Psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz and violin virtuoso Jourdan
Urbach adminstered the latest edition of the Stanford-Binet IQ test
to nine prominent child prodigies who have all been featured on
national and international television programs. Most of the children
reached professional-level performance in their domain by the age of
10, and their chosen domains were notably rule-based.
Research is clear: Under 2, no TV for you!
SFGate July 19, 2012
Americans 2 years of age and older now spend an average of four
hours and 49 minutes per day in front of the TV - 20 percent more
than 10 years ago. Despite this growing trend, scientists agree that
to raise smart, happy kids they should watch zero TV before the age
of 2 years old.
New Study: Spanked Kids = Messed-Up Grownups
Public News Service July 18, 2012
Physical punishment of children increases the chances of mood, anxiety and personality disorders,
as well as alcohol and drug abuse in adulthood, according to a study in the latest Journal of Pediatrics.
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