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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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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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Early Childhood Education Is Where It Starts

Early Childhood Education Is Where It Starts | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"If we are to be serious about reducing the dropout rate in this country, we have to begin much earlier. Many low-income children fall behind their classmates as early as kindergarten. If we want to increase the number of high school graduates we have to focus on the years one through five. That's when critical brain development takes place that often determines whether the young child will grow into a successful, productive adult."


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Helping Children Hone Their Thinking Skills

Helping Children Hone Their Thinking Skills | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, A Hopeful Sign

 

Teaching kids to think is not just the role of teachers. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other adults play an integral part in helping children hone their thinking skills from an early age.  You can help develop a child’s critical thinking skills by learning a few key guidelines.


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Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress."

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Study: The Brains of Storytellers And Their Listeners Actually Sync Up | 80beats | Discover Magazine

Study: The Brains of Storytellers And Their Listeners Actually Sync Up | 80beats | Discover Magazine | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Mind & Brain | brain | You may be talking and I may be listening, but our brains look strikingly similar.That's the conclusion of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
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Secure attachment to moms helps irritable babies interact with others

Secure attachment to moms helps irritable babies interact with others | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
New research suggests that highly irritable children who have secure attachments to their mothers are more likely to get along well with others than those who aren't securely attached.
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Do You Have the Moral Compass of a Toddler? | Floating University | Big Think

Do You Have the Moral Compass of a Toddler?  | Floating University | Big Think | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

What's the Big Idea?

Are we born with a sense of morality? Or is ethical awareness something we arrive at only as we age? Like nature versus nurture, this is a question so loaded it's become a philosophical exercise as much as a basis for scientific inquiry.

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No Mom Is an Island

No Mom Is an Island | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
In truth, all parents need support. That's why the ancient adage, "It takes a village to raise a child," has stuck over the years. Far from indicating failure, asking for help is actually a sign of courage and strength.
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Improved Behavior For Children With ADHD Taking Part In Physical Activity Program

Improved Behavior For Children With ADHD Taking Part In Physical Activity Program | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
While children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with hyperactive-impulses and have trouble maintaining attention, a recent study found that a structured phy...
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SLEEP ENHANCES COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING AND INFLUENCES MOODS

SLEEP ENHANCES COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING AND INFLUENCES MOODS | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Research shows the quality and amount of sleep not only affects our moods, it also influences our mental sharpness, productivity, creativity, physical activity level, and also weight. Sleep provides all of these benefits... and it feels so good!

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Newborn temperament

Newborn temperament | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

With any temperament, respond to your baby’s cues, subtle or overt. Tailor your parenting to your baby and react to her needs in a consistent way. For a baby with a slow to warm up, difficult, or mixed temperament, focus on how to present new things.

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How does toddler language develop? ABC 15 Smart Family TV

How does toddler language develop? ABC 15 Smart Family TV | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"By: Connie Colla PHOENIX - How does language develop in your toddler? When do we know there could be an issue? We check in with Dr. lynne Kenney."

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Babies and toddlers should learn from play, not screens

Babies and toddlers should learn from play, not screens | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children under age two as "screen-free" as possible.
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For Happy Couples (and Happy Kids) ... Love Comes in Second Place

For Happy Couples (and Happy Kids) ... Love Comes in Second Place | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Emotional upheavals instantly switch off the brain centers that make us patient, reasonable and verbal and instantly dial up the centers controlling nonverbal communication, like gestures and our tone of voice."

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The Neuroscience of Imagination | Psychology Today

The Neuroscience of Imagination | Psychology Today | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Creative Thinking By Christopher Bergland...
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I Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway.

I Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway. | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Jessica Lahey, New York Times,

 

Children need time to be quiet, play, read and imagine. Teachers who sacrifice these vital elements of childhood for anything less than the most valuable homework assignments are being derelict in their duty to their students and the teaching profession.


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Societal Values and Policies May Curtail Preschool Children’s Physical Activity in Child Care Centers

Societal Values and Policies May Curtail Preschool Children’s Physical Activity in Child Care Centers | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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What Does TV Do To My Kid’s Brain?

What Does TV Do To My Kid’s Brain? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

If you want to understand more about the effects of television on the brain, you need to watch this TEDx talk by Dr Dimitri Christakis!

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Reduce Stress In Your Life

Reduce Stress In Your Life | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Dr.Sears shares tips with Stress Free Kids so that your family can reduce stress and enjoy healthy balanced living...
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Snow comes and goes, but this poor issue lingers - Jerry Large

Snow comes and goes, but this poor issue lingers - Jerry Large | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Poverty hampers kids' educations much the way snow hampers transportation. But snow melts. Poverty is much more permanent.

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UNC News - Benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later

UNC News - Benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefitting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to a new study.

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Infants May Lip-Read to Learn Speech

Infants May Lip-Read to Learn Speech | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Infants learn language not only through sound, but also through lip reading, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers say the new findings defy the conventional view that babies learn to speak through sound alone and the research may even assist in diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in the future.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Children and the Brain: Think Big!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Children and the Brain: Think Big! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

What is good for the body... is good for the brain!

Often when we hear the term "healthy" we generally think in terms of our body. However, realizing the positive impact healthy habits have on our brains and the dramatic effect they have on children can make an remarkable difference.

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Is your child persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive ?

Is your child persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive ? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Children who are persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive by the time they’re in Nursery very often have tumultuous relationships with their parents from early on. A new study suggests that a cycle involving parenting styles and hostility between mothers and toddlers could be the key.

The study was done by researchers at the University of Minnesota and appears in the journal Child Development.

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How The Brain Stores Memories Of Specific Fears

How The Brain Stores Memories Of Specific Fears | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The brain is capable of holding and retrieving memories for specific fears, revealing a more sophisticated storage and recall capacity than previously thought, neuroscientists have found.
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