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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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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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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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Adolescent pot use leaves lasting mental deficits; Developing brain susceptible to lasting damage from exposure to marijuana

Adolescent pot use leaves lasting mental deficits; Developing brain susceptible to lasting damage from exposure to marijuana | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.
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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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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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Child Abuse and Brain Changes - NewRelevant

Child Abuse and Brain Changes - NewRelevant | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"When children have been exposed to family violence, their brains become increasingly “tuned” for processing possible sources of threat, a new study reports."

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CDC Report: Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar

CDC Report: Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
U.S. children and teens have cut down on added sugars but still eat too much, according to a new report.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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What Type of Psych Testing is Best For My Child ADHD EF

What Type of Psych Testing is Best For My Child ADHD EF | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Although ADHD is a diagnosis made by clinical observation and behavioral report current neuroscience research shows us that ADHD is a brain uniqueness that can be assessed with neuropsychological assessment.
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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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Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ...

Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ... | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

There are clear links between neglect and abuse and later psychological, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal disorders. The basis for this linkage is the impact that abuse and neglect have on brain development.

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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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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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