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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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"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Toddler Temper Tamers: More Than a Dozen Resources

"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Toddler Temper Tamers: More Than a Dozen Resources | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

The Feelings, The Fury, The Fright

 

At this age, kids can experience a wide-range of feelings, often with an intensity that can be frightening and overwhelming to them. Their feelings can literally be bigger than they are. The only problem is, they can have a hard time communicating the feelings to us.

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'Toxic Stress' Can Harm Children for Life

'Toxic Stress' Can Harm Children for Life | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The lack of a comforting, stable, protective adult presence in early childhood can lead to lifelong problems.
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Reporting suspected child abuse mandatory

Reporting suspected child abuse mandatory | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Once again, recent news stories about child sexual abuse have people everywhere talking in disbelief. But the fact is, child abuse is not a new problem. It did not just start happening.

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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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What to Say When Praising Effort and Process

What to Say When Praising Effort and Process | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Tina Barseghian, Mind/Shift

 

More on Carol Dweck's important research on the "growth mindset"

 

[PCM tag: Incremental Intelligence]


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Deborah McNelis's comment, January 11, 2012 10:25 AM
Sakis, You are very welcome! I have very strong opinions on praise. I do presentations on how we need to pay attention to the positive behaviors and efforts, but then help children self evaluate... rather than seek the approval of others!
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Physical Activity And School Performance May Be Linked » The Behavioral Medicine Report

Physical Activity And School Performance May Be Linked » The Behavioral Medicine Report | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A systematic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent...
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In Search of More Play in Kindergarten – and More Solid Research on What’s Happening There | New America Blogs

In Search of More Play in Kindergarten – and More Solid Research on What’s Happening There | New America Blogs | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Until we have a large, national study using independent observers and employing sound, consistent methodologies for collecting information, using words like "crisis" only blurs the picture, making it hard to make helpful distinctions between classrooms that veer too far to "anything goes" chaos, those that rely too much on didactic "repeat after me" lessons and those where strong, innovative teachers have learned that playtime and learning go hand-in-hand.


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Judy's comment, September 18, 2012 11:48 PM
I agree with the author that there has to be a balance in the classroom. I also believe that play experience lead to learning experiences. Allowing students to communicate with each other is so important. Today I observed in a Kindergarten class for over two hours. At no time where the students allowed to talk or collaborate with each other. The class has a nonverbal student that would benefit greatly from structured play experiences.
Judy's comment, September 18, 2012 11:48 PM
I agree with the author that there has to be a balance in the classroom. I also believe that play experience lead to learning experiences. Allowing students to communicate with each other is so important. Today I observed in a Kindergarten class for over two hours. At no time where the students allowed to talk or collaborate with each other. The class has a nonverbal student that would benefit greatly from structured play experiences.
Teach Preschool's comment, January 18, 2013 1:40 PM
That's horrible Judy! So sad to know that Kindergarten children are being told to sit and quietly work. Kindergarten age children need to talk, collaborate, play, explore, examine, predict, test, and more! I sure hope you were able to observe some different Kindergarten programs!
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A Poverty Solution That Starts With a Hug

A Poverty Solution That Starts With a Hug | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning that a harsh early environment can lay the groundwork for lifelong achievement gaps, health problems and poverty.
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Race to the Top Cash Sharpens Focus on Early Childhood in Nine States

Race to the Top Cash Sharpens Focus on Early Childhood in Nine States | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Maureen Kelleher covered Chicago's public schools for more than a decade. Now a contributing writer to Education Week, she examines early-childhood education through two lenses: newshound and mom of a toddler.
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The Foster Care System and Its Victims: Part 2 | Psychology Today

The Foster Care System and Its Victims: Part 2 | Psychology Today | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Once placed in foster care, a child is not guaranteed safe. By Dr. Susanne Babbel, Ph.D., MFT...

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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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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!

Anna says………

“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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Neurons in youth

Neurons in youth | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A group of researchers is working to map how the brain is wired in an effort to pinpoint the causes of — and potential treatments for — schizophrenia, autism, and a host of other disorders.
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REALLY IMPROVING BRAINS!

REALLY IMPROVING BRAINS! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

This is one I am going to share often to communicate the importance and incredible value of interaction with people and real objects vs screen time. Enjoy the insights Hillary shares!

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: A Nature Preschool Enhances Early Childhood Brain Development

Early Childhood Brain Insights: A Nature Preschool Enhances Early Childhood Brain Development | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Bailie, a 20-year veteran of early childhood and environmental education, says, “There’s such a connection between spending time in the natural world and the developing brain.”

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Why Books Are Better than e-Books for Children

Why Books Are Better than e-Books for Children | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

KJ Dell 'Antonia, New York Times

 

A literacy expert suggests that when we read with our children from e-readers, we may be be impeding their ability to learn.


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Study Shows Preschool Attendance Lowers Risk of Future Addiction, Jail Time

Study Shows Preschool Attendance Lowers Risk of Future Addiction, Jail Time | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

One long-term study found that a preschool education benefitted kids for decades.

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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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AAP urges more study on effects of early childhood stress - Pediatric SuperSite

AAP urges more study on effects of early childhood stress - Pediatric SuperSite | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
AAP urges more study on effects of early childhood stressPediatric SuperSiteJack P.
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Infants Possess Intermingled Senses: Scientific American

Infants Possess Intermingled Senses: Scientific American | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

The study confirmed this hunch.....Infants who were two and three months old showed significant shape-color associations. By eight months the preference was no longer pronounced, and in adults it was gone altogether.

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Baby changes the brains of Mom and Dad

Baby changes the brains of Mom and Dad | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Having a baby, so the cooing commercials say, changes everything. While perhaps not changing everything, parenthood does set in motion an array of ho...
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Tips to help parents unplug & engage our kids

Tips to help parents unplug & engage our kids | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

“She’s always on her blackberry. It’s soooo annoying!”
“I hate it when he’s talking on his cell. It makes me feel sad.”
“I put a timer on the computer. When it goes off, it’s time to play with me.”
Sound familiar? After all, we do seem be complaining a lot these days about our kids’ online behavior. Except these complaints were issued by children! Yep, the kids.


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