~ B R A I N Y - Z I N E ~
" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #11 Issue #2
ISSN: 0219-7642 Jun 24, 2012
Andrew Loh, Publisher
Subscribe now to BrainyZine to stay on top of the latest news on
child brain development and early child development
By subscription only! You are receiving this newsletter because you requested a subscription.
- BrainyZine Sponsor
- Feature Articles
- Ask an Expert
- Brainy Product
- Latest Brainy News
- Contact Us
I've got 2 great articles for you today, along with a few other
tidbits that I hope you will find interesting. Let's get straight to
it! Take care!
Thought for today:
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch
Publisher & Editor, BrainyZine
Please visit our sponsor ad web site below. Thanks to our sponsor for keeping this a free newsletter.
Bilingual can Boost Children's Brain Power
Languages are unique to our civilization. It is an amazing tool of communication too. Those people, who
can speak in different languages, are socially superior and mentally stronger. Click to learn more.
Raising Bilingual Children - Boosting Brain Power with Language Training
Bilingual children are very smart and intelligent. Being bilingual in life is a surefire way to enhance
brain power, social and cognitive skills. Read the article to learn more.
Q1: My son is 9 years old and has taken
the Terra Nova, he scored in the 99 percentile across the board
except for a 35 in word analysis. His IQ portion came back with a
110 total score with the verbal scores all being in the high 90's
percentiles .... but his math side being very average 80's.... my
question is, why the discrepancy in the achievement vs IQ and would
you interpret high scores on the non math portion of the abilities
test evidence of high functioning in just one area? Should this be
A: The Terra Nova is a standardised
achievement test used to provide consistent, accurate, and objective
information about students' achievement in various areas of the
curriculum. In the administration of the test, individual or group
scores may be compared with a criterion or with the scores of other
students in the class, school, district, or national norm group.
Test results can also be compared over time intervals, which is one
indication of growth for an individual or group of students. ..... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Discrepancy in Achievement and IQ scores on the Terra Nova here.
Q2: We waited a year to send our
daughter to school because at the time we thought she was a bit
docile and she has a later birthday being July 21st (she was
recently diagnosed with anxiety disorder which explains her
shyness). This makes her older for her grade. Teachers have always
made note that she never participates in class discussions, she
always finished everything last. Which made her a bit stealth (we
now realize this is due to her anxiety...not wanting to be noticed).
All her test scores have been in the A range never scoring out of
the 90's. She also was always in advanced groups for class in all
A: WISC-IV scores are normed by age and
not grade; and I can see the reason for concern here. This is a
concern especially if the child is retained a grade or so. It has
been reported that with younger children, there may be little
statistical difference in the standard scores when scoring by age or
by grade in the case of retention and they do appear to meet the
discrepancy either way. However, it may be different with older
children..... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Age versus Grade on Intelligence Tests here.
Q3: I have a question about my
daughter. She is a 4 years old cute little one. 4 yrs and 9 months
to be exact. She started talking at about 8-9 months, she used to
play peek-a-boo when she was 3 months, if give a cloth, she was very
fluent in language by 15 months, fully potty trained by 2 yrs both
day and night. We are in US now, but originally from India, we had
to stay in India for a couple of months when she was 3...
A: Her development is a little advanced
compared to her peers as she is close to five years. As for reading,
it is advanced as well though not too much especially as she has had
stimulation at a very young age. Generally, these days there are
many devices that help children advanced at a faster pace which may
resemble some gifted characteristics but hard to determine at such a
young age.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Reading Skills for Kids here.
The Bilingual Edge: Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second Language
By Kendall King Ph.D, Alison Mackey Ph.D
In The Bilingual Edge, professors and parents King and
Mackey wade through the hype and provide clear insights into
what actually works. No matter what your language background
is - whether you never passed Spanish in high school or you
speak Mandarin fluently - King and Mackey will help you:
Select the language that
will give your child the most benefits
Find materials and programs
that will assist your child in achieving fluency
Identify and use your
family's unique traits to maximize learning
Fancy private schools and expensive materials aren't needed.
Instead, The Bilingual Edge translates the latest research
into interactive strategies and quick tips that even the
busiest parents can use.
Raising a Bilingual Child
By Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D
If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren't
sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step
guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and
practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment.
It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language
and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child's daily routine.
Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels
the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child's academic performance and explains that learning
languages at a young age can actually enhance a child's overall intellectual development.
IQ Isn't Enough for Success
Forbes Jun 11, 2012
If you think professional success is all about IQ, you better think
again. While an exceptional IQ is the necessary condition for
outstanding achievements, it doesn’t warrant personal and
Spanking can lower a child's IQ
the Province Jun 17, 2012
Research shows that kids who are spanked or hit with an object have
lower IQs; they shut down their learning powers. They are also more
aggressive, particularly boys, and get in more trouble than kids who
are not spanked. Children who are spanked also have sexual problems
and low self-esteem as adults.
Top 5 natural choices for a healthier child
Kansas City Star Jun 18, 2012
Children are particularly susceptible to dangerous chemicals because
of their lower body weight. It takes a much smaller amount to harm
their developing bodies. Do Your Part and create a healthier home
and a healthier child by reducing your family's exposure to
questionable chemicals. Here are my top 5 alternatives to the
dangerous chemicals your child probably comes into contact with
Dad's Love Helps Child's Personality Development
Psych Central Jun 13, 2012
A new study discovers that while mothers have a unique social and
emotional bond with each child, a father's love contributes as much
- and sometimes more - to a child's development.
IQ Scores of Famous People
Global Christian Post Jun 16, 2012
An intelligence quotient, or IQ, is a score derived from one of several standardized tests designed to
assess intelligence. The IQ score is something people often talk about, but an IQ is not everything,
and there are some surprising results when looking at some famous people's IQs.
Obesity may lead to poor math performance in children
Fun Education Jun 19, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that in 2008, more than one-third of children and
adolescents were considered overweight or obese. Even more troubling is the fact that obesity among this
population has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
Subscription to this ezine is FREE and please feel free to pass this on to friends, colleagues,
relative and see if they would like to be a subscriber as well! They can subscribe by
To date, fewer than 1% of subscribers have chosen to unsubscribe because I try to
send out only useful and relevant information. The publishing schedule for this ezine is published every other Sunday (or Monday when things don't
work out as planned)
Editorial Contact - General comments/feedback
Andrew Loh - andrew @ brainy-child.com
This ezine is 100% Opt-in and all email addresses are private and are not sold or distributed to any
third parties. Our full privacy statement can be viewed online.
Disclaimer: This ezine is for informational purposes only. Please consult the appropriate professionals
for more information.
Copyright ©2002-2012. www.brainy-child.com
All Rights Reserved.