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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: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: Brains Need Sleep!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: Brains Need Sleep! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Sleep enhances cognitive functioning and influences moods. Having enough sleep contributes to a more positive mood. When the brain lacks the sleep it needs, brain systems become out of balance. Young (and adult) brains become more easily agitated when sleep deprived.

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Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute

Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Learning specialists share a mix of specific strategies and alternative learning styles that help kids who struggle with executive functioning get organized.
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Scientists Discover How the Brain Creates Meaning | IdeaFeed | Big Think

Scientists Discover How the Brain Creates Meaning | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

When the bilingual individuals listened to the same words but in a different language, the same area of the brain activated, confirming that concepts imbue words with meaning, not how they sound.

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Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

More schools are working to change school culture through programs aimed at improving the social and emotional skills of students.


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Benefits for Children of Play in Nature

Benefits for Children of Play in Nature | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The importance of nature to children's outdoor play and learning environments...
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Mothers and babies can instantly synchronize their hearts just by smiling at each other

Mothers and babies can instantly synchronize their hearts just by smiling at each other | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Mothers and their babies are often said to share a deep, intimate connection...but even so, this new discovery is weird. Simply by looking and smiling at each other, moms and babies synchronize their heartbeats to within milliseconds of each other.
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The New Science of Forgiveness

The New Science of Forgiveness | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"In one study, they asked people to judge the fairness of a transgression and then consider whether to forgive it or empathize with the transgressor. Ten individuals evaluated several social scenarios while the researchers recorded images of their brain activity. Whether people empathized or forgave, similar areas in the emotion centers of the brain lit up. When those same people thought about the fairness of the same transgression, though, the emotion centers stopped being as active."

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Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Healthy Brains Issue!

Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Healthy Brains Issue! | 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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The Unconscious Brain Can Do Math: Scientific American

The Unconscious Brain Can Do Math: Scientific American | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Humans might be able to unconsciously perform complex tasks like reading and learning...
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High-Quality Preschool Education Crucial To Economy, Society: Report

High-Quality Preschool Education Crucial To Economy, Society: Report | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
In a brief released Tueday, National Education Policy Center managing director Dr. William Mathis urges policymakers to invest in high-quality preschool education, citing its universally acknowledged economic and social benefits.
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New form of brain plasticity: Study shows how social isolation disrupts myelin production

New form of brain plasticity: Study shows how social isolation disrupts myelin production | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Animals that are socially isolated for prolonged periods make less myelin in the region of the brain responsible for complex emotional and cognitive behavior, researchers at the University at Buffalo and Mt.
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The Attention Spans of Children

The Attention Spans of Children | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

What is a "normal" attention span? The range of normality is quite broad, but here's what you can expect at various developmental stages is given here.


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You are very welcome... I was actually in DC last week!
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Hope you had a good time in DC!
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I had a fabulous time in DC! Thank you... I was back again a few weeks ago!
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Child Development Up To 6 Months Of Age Similar In Children With And Without Autism

Child Development Up To 6 Months Of Age Similar In Children With And Without Autism | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is much like that of children without ASD at 6 months of age, but differs afterwards.
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13 Ways to Boost Your Daughter's Self-Esteem | Child Mind Institute

13 Ways to Boost Your Daughter's Self-Esteem | Child Mind Institute | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
What can parents can do to help girls build confidence? Start with basing confidence on what they can do, not what they look like. Here are 13 ways to nurture your daughter's self-esteem and a healthy body image.
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All About Apraxia

All About Apraxia | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Apraxia is a weakness in motor planning, i.e., a disconnect in the brain that interferes with a child’s ability to “just do it.” A child with apraxia has trouble imitating and repeating the movements that come naturally to other children.

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Early Stress May Sensitize Girls’ Brains for Later Anxiety

Early Stress May Sensitize Girls’ Brains for Later Anxiety | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists.
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Mom? Dad? Do You Have the Courage to Just Say No?

Mom? Dad? Do You Have the Courage to Just Say No? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
It was early in the morning and still dark outside.  A colossally foolish jogger, donned completely in black, decided to cross the street in front of my SUV which was travelling at 40 miles per hour.  Thanks to my attentiveness I slammed my brakes,...
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Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation

Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"The brain contains billions and billions of neurons. These cells communicate with one another by releasing small endogenous chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, into the synapse, where they are then taken up by specific receptors on neighboring cells. There are many types of neurotransmitters in the brain—what they have in common is that they are produced inside a neuron, released into the synapse, and then cause an excitatory or inhibitory effect on receptor cells, helping to propagate or downgrade action potentials."


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Yes, I use this illustration to demonstrate how drugs such as SSRIs work. I find it all fascinaing, Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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A brief yet clear description on neurotransmitters and the role they play.

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Which Food Additives Make Kids Behave Badly? | Healthy Child Healthy World

Which Food Additives Make Kids Behave Badly? | Healthy Child Healthy World | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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REACH to Rewire your Brain

REACH to Rewire your Brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Scott Crabtree, Positive Psychology News

 

Science is clear we can re-wire, IF we have the right mindset.


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411 VOICES - SPOTLIGHT ON FLIP2BFIT - Listen and Learn:

411 VOICES - SPOTLIGHT ON FLIP2BFIT - Listen and Learn: | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
411 VOICES are your GO TO resource center! Each week 411 VOICES hosts will shine a spotlight on individuals and organizations who provide assistance, information and a sprinkle of entertainment!

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Convergence Training | Blog: Essential Steps on the Way to Learning Something: Robert Gagne’s “Nine Events of Instruction”

Convergence Training | Blog: Essential Steps on the Way to Learning Something: Robert Gagne’s “Nine Events of Instruction” | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

.So what are these nine events of instruction, you ask?

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The Adolescent Brain: TED Talk By Blakemore | Brain Posts

Brain imaging technology advances provide an opportunity to better understand brain development through childhood and adolescents. Historically, brain developmental research during childhood predominated.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: Brighter Brains Result from Good Nutrition!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: Brighter Brains Result from Good Nutrition! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Sadly, the brain sometimes gets neglected when it comes to nutrition. Often healthy foods are only thought of as impacting the body. However, growing brains need certain things to function well. When it doesn’t get what it needs, it doesn’t work at its best.

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Neurocognitive impacts for children of poverty and neglect

Neurocognitive impacts for children of poverty and neglect | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Children who grow up in low income households and who have experienced neglect are at risk for difficulties with cognitive and academic achievement.
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