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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

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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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Discovery Health "10 Ways to Build Resilience"

Discovery Health "10 Ways to Build Resilience" | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Learn ten ways to become more resilient when coping with trauma or stress from Discovery Health. (RT @800273TALK: Building resilience can help you cope with stressful life events and traumatic experiences.

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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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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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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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The Long Haul | Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Long Haul | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"It’s not the first question visitors ask, but you can see it in the darting eyes as folks walk through the halls teeming with students and staff. “What’s the secret?” they want to know. “How can Harlem Children’s Zone (HZC) get thousands of poor children to succeed academically where hundreds of programs and billions of dollars have failed?”



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Killing Kindergarten - Huffington Post (blog)

Killing Kindergarten - Huffington Post (blog) | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Killing KindergartenHuffington Post (blog)It wouldn't have to be this way if the educational system were structured to accommodate the natural, normal, and highly variable rates of development that occur in early childhood.

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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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Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Making Great Connections in the New Year!

Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Making Great Connections in the New Year! | 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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"We ALL benefit when ALL children have well developed brains!"

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: My Heart Says... "What If?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: My Heart Says... "What If? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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This post is a bit different than most of the insights shared here. This one is written to share and express feelings, thoughts and dreams due to the school shooting in CT. It is the result of the expression of care and concern being shared by people everywhere. This is a post to ask important questions.....

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Thank you for sharing! Won't it be wonderful when this becomes reality every day?!
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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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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Brainy Benefits for YOU!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Brainy Benefits for YOU! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Understanding that parents and care providers are VERY busy, I had a great desire to find a way to share this information and ideas to use in everyday life in the easiest possible way.

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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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Parenting 2.0: Parenting 2.0 – Raising Humanity Collaboratively and Consciously

Parenting 2.0: Parenting 2.0 – Raising Humanity Collaboratively and Consciously | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Life Skills Educators from four continents intensify their transformational humanitarian endeavors as LinkedIn’s top ranked Parenting 2.0 (P20) group gathers for “Living Room” discussions regarding Life Skills development.

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