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Creating awareness of the impact we can all easily have on optimal brain development for ALL children.
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www.prekandksharing.blogspot.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

I have created a post of a RAINBOW of needs all children want all adults to know. This is rainbow leads to something better than a pot of gold at the end and it doesn’t depend on luck!  Having these eight needs met will contribute to a happy life with a healthy and well developed brain!

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Power of playtime: Single mothers can reduce stress by playing, engaging with children

Power of playtime: Single mothers can reduce stress by playing, engaging with children | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A group of researchers is studying ways to help single mothers improve their relationship with their children.
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"Among many of their findings, they have discovered that single mothers who engage with children in daily activities -- such as reading stories or playing games -- may experience lower levels of stress."

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Creating a Better Life... for Everyone!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Creating a Better Life... for Everyone! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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"When we have our brains functioning best... we can be an even more positive influence for everyone in our lives. And... when we better understand and provide what brains need most, then we can support optimal growth, health and happiness!"

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: My Heart Says... "What If?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: My Heart Says... "What If? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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This post is a bit different than most of the insights shared here. This one is written to share and express feelings, thoughts and dreams due to the school shooting in CT. It is the result of the expression of care and concern being shared by people everywhere. This is a post to ask important questions.....

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Deborah McNelis's comment, December 17, 2012 3:07 PM
Thank you for sharing! Won't it be wonderful when this becomes reality every day?!
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How Books at Home May Affect Child's Brain Later | Parenting & Kids' Brain Development | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

How Books at Home May Affect Child's Brain Later | Parenting & Kids' Brain Development | MyHealthNewsDaily.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A mentally stimulating environment at home during early childhood affects a child's brain development, a new study finds. Later in childhood, the home environment may matter less.
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Let's Use All We Know to Ensure REAL Brain Development is Happening for ALL Children

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Let's Use All We Know to Ensure REAL Brain Development is Happening for ALL Children | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

I find it amazing that due to technological advances, we now understand the developing brain better than ever before, and in many cases just the opposite is occurring for too many children.

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Video: 4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity

"Above & Beyond is a story about what is possible when communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity take center stage in schools and transform learning opportunities for all kids."


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Finding the Genius in Every Child

Finding the Genius in Every Child | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Robert D. Shepherd previously wrote a post about why standardization fails. Now he asks whether we want to standardize for a certain outcome or whether we want an education that discovers the geniu...
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Biggest health problem facing American kids? Inactivity

Biggest health problem facing American kids? Inactivity | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Lack of exercise tops the list of the biggest concerns about kids' health, according to a new survey of American adults.
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Brainy Benefits for YOU!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Brainy Benefits for YOU! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Understanding that parents and care providers are VERY busy, I had a great desire to find a way to share this information and ideas to use in everyday life in the easiest possible way.

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Batman and other superheroes could influence children to eat healthier

Batman and other superheroes could influence children to eat healthier | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab showed role models, including superheroes such as Batman and Spiderman, can help children choose healthy food.

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Unstructured Play (and Why Your Kids Need More of It This Summer) | MomsTeam

Unstructured Play (and Why Your Kids Need More of It This Summer) | MomsTeam | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Kicker: Play PaysRider: Six reasons why free play is so important If you're like many parents, your child's summer may already be booked up with "enriching activities." Maybe you're shipping him off to a rigorous math...
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"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Help Your Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain: 5 Tips for Summer

"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Help Your Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain: 5 Tips for Summer | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Summer vacation is right around the corner, which means a few things: sleeping late, lazy days spent in the sun, dips in the lake, barbeques...and unfortunately, "summer brain drain".

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Understanding the Language Of Children's Behavior: Lessons From the Research of Berry Brazleton

Understanding the Language Of Children's Behavior: Lessons From the Research of Berry Brazleton | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Brazelton realized that children's behavior affects parents just as parents' behavior affects children. It is a two-way street.
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Study Finds Link Between Music and Preschoolers Reading Readiness - News Center

Study Finds Link Between Music and Preschoolers Reading Readiness - News Center | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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Up Down and All Around ~ Kids Who Fidget and Move

Up Down and All Around ~ Kids Who Fidget and Move | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Frequently children get into trouble at home and in school because they move too much. They fidget, fall off chairs, or leave their seats when they are expected
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 This understanding so important and so helpful for many educators and parents. ... but best of all benefits children!

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Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com

Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Books and educational toys can make a child smarter, but they also influence how the brain grows, according to new research presented here on Sunday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

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Deborah McNelis's comment, October 20, 2012 8:50 AM
A valuable article on important research. Continuing to share evidence of what is best for developing brains is essential to making a positive impact.
Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 2:37 AM
I would agree. Do have a look at all the educational toys to be found on http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: It Is Repetition That Makes Strong Connections

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: It Is Repetition That Makes Strong Connections | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

 

When playing with a child, signing a song, or reading a book together, you might frequently hear, "Do it again!!" We all have probably heard this request. This repetition is exactly what the developing brain needs!

 
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ADHD as a Developmental Issue (Not a Medical One) |

ADHD as a Developmental Issue (Not a Medical One) | | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

We’re increasingly expecting kindergarteners to do the work that second graders used to do and creating even less opportunity for the “child” in these kids to express itself.

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Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship? - Education - GOOD

Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship? - Education - GOOD | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
17-year-old author and innovator Nikhil Goyal says it's possible if schools change their 'do as you're told' mentality.
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Back to School with Brighter Brains and Better Mornings

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Back to School with Brighter Brains and Better Mornings | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

The start of a new school year can invoke dread or relief depending on the amount of routine you establish for your family.

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Babies try to talk by making adorable faces - The Times of India

Babies try to talk by making adorable faces - The Times of India | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Every baby uses signals to communicate and it is simply up to parents to learn how to interpret every gurgle, giggle and facial expression...
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‘Teach Your Children Well,’ by Madeline Levine

‘Teach Your Children Well,’ by Madeline Levine | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A psychologist in Marin County, Calif., says everything today’s parents think they’re doing right is actually wrong.

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Susan Cain: Don't Call Introverted Children 'Shy' | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Susan Cain: Don't Call Introverted Children 'Shy' | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Society rewards extroverts, but introverts have a hidden strength all their own...

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The Long Haul | Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Long Haul | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"It’s not the first question visitors ask, but you can see it in the darting eyes as folks walk through the halls teeming with students and staff. “What’s the secret?” they want to know. “How can Harlem Children’s Zone (HZC) get thousands of poor children to succeed academically where hundreds of programs and billions of dollars have failed?”



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