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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

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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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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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This is an excellent post for helping create this critically needed awareness!

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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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Parenting with Baby Brain Insights: How to Use Music! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com

Parenting with Baby Brain Insights: How to Use Music! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
My Baby Brain Loves Music! If you're a parent and your baby could tell you how music helps his brain, would you listen? Our expert parenting author, Deborah McNelis, has written the most practical information with simple activities entitled, Brain...
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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: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: Growing a Brain!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: Growing a Brain! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it


Did you know ........ After eight months a child exposed to a nurturing and stimulating environment may already have 1,000 trillion connections created?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Brazelton has made such a fantastic contribution to child development understanding.

I actually had the extremely wonderful pleasure of sitting and talking with him a few years ago.

Enjoy the included video in this great post from Ellen Galinsky.

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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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Discovery Health "10 Ways to Build Resilience"

Discovery Health "10 Ways to Build Resilience" | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Learn ten ways to become more resilient when coping with trauma or stress from Discovery Health. (RT @800273TALK: Building resilience can help you cope with stressful life events and traumatic experiences.

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Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Making Great Connections in the New Year!

Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Making Great Connections in the New Year! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Children need EVERY adult, that has an influence on their life,  to understand the basics of brain development and help them learn needed life skills. We owe every child the opportunity to develop in the most healthy ways possible.

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"We ALL benefit when ALL children have well developed brains!"

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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, M.Ed's comment, October 20, 2012 11:50 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 5:37 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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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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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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‘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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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Astonishing Communication with a Baby Beginning at Birth

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Astonishing Communication with a Baby Beginning at Birth | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

An infant cries in an attempt to communicate a need. A parent or caregiver then attempts to figure out what the need is. This happens repeatedly throughout each day and can be frustrating and stressful for both the parent … and the baby. This is often one of the most difficult aspects of parenting in the early months and years of a baby’s life. I am thrilled to say, this no longer needs to be the scenario in the parent child relationship!

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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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PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share

PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

This community is working together to create awareness and put in place services to support the optimal development of children's brains. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to these important efforts. Hope you enjoy and share with parents and professionals for the benefit of children!

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