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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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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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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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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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Why Teaching Kids Self-Regulation Skills Is Essential

Why Teaching Kids Self-Regulation Skills Is Essential | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
In order to guide youth who access digital media to focus on scholarship we must develop children's learning strategies in a way that helps them resist the hundreds of thousands of distractions available with these tools.
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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 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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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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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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"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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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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