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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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Five things to know about early childhood brain development

Five things to know about early childhood brain development | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
There has been an explosion of research over the past decade that shows how important the first few years of a child’s life are in terms of brain
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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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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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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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IT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN AND IT BEGINS EARLY!

IT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN AND IT BEGINS EARLY! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Advances in technology provide the awareness that not only does the brain grow prenatally, but brain research also informs us that a great amount of development happens in the pre-school years. It is both critical and exciting to realize that 90% of a child’s brain develops from conception to age five."

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Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ...

Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ... | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

There are clear links between neglect and abuse and later psychological, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal disorders. The basis for this linkage is the impact that abuse and neglect have on brain development.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: ANNA WANTS THIS FOR EVERY BABY!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: ANNA WANTS THIS FOR EVERY BABY! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

ANNA HAS INSIGHTS… and questions!

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“I realize I am only a few months old…..but there are several things I would really like to share from my perspective. Also due to the fact that I am new here, there are numerous things I would like to try to understand. I am hoping you can help clarify the things I need to understand, and hopefully I can create some insights that will be beneficial. ”

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PARENTING POINTERS Smart start matters for children - Estes Park Trail-Gazette

PARENTING POINTERS Smart start matters for children - Estes Park Trail-Gazette | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
PARENTING POINTERS Smart start matters for childrenEstes Park Trail-GazetteWithout opportunities to nurture the development of these skills early in life, tomorrow's employees will be challenged to compete in the global workforce.
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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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Adolescent pot use leaves lasting mental deficits; Developing brain susceptible to lasting damage from exposure to marijuana

Adolescent pot use leaves lasting mental deficits; Developing brain susceptible to lasting damage from exposure to marijuana | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.
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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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Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play

Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
As hard as it is to believe, there are children as young as 4 or 5 already showing signs of stress and burn-out because parents and teachers are misinformed...
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How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

“Only one thing had mattered,” Rhodes says, “and that’s whether they had a running wheel.” Animals that exercised, whether or not they had any other enrichments in their cages, had healthier brains and performed significantly better on cognitive tests than the other mice."


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Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play

Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

It really is that easy and inexpensive to give your child the best Valentine’s Day present, a parents love and interactive play. This is what a developing brain needs most.

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How Does Food Affect Your Mood? #BrainTrain

How Does Food Affect Your Mood? #BrainTrain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Real Mom Q? How does food affect my son's neurotransmitters? A: Here is a nice overview via MTSU, we thank the author.
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