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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

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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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Creating a Better Life... for Everyone!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Creating a Better Life... for Everyone! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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"When we have our brains functioning best... we can be an even more positive influence for everyone in our lives. And... when we better understand and provide what brains need most, then we can support optimal growth, health and happiness!"

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Parenting with Baby Brain Insights: How to Use Music! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com

Parenting with Baby Brain Insights: How to Use Music! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
My Baby Brain Loves Music! If you're a parent and your baby could tell you how music helps his brain, would you listen? Our expert parenting author, Deborah McNelis, has written the most practical information with simple activities entitled, Brain...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's comment, October 20, 2012 11:50 AM
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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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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Babies try to talk by making adorable faces - The Times of India

Babies try to talk by making adorable faces - The Times of India | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Every baby uses signals to communicate and it is simply up to parents to learn how to interpret every gurgle, giggle and facial expression...
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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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"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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PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share

PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

This community is working together to create awareness and put in place services to support the optimal development of children's brains. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to these important efforts. Hope you enjoy and share with parents and professionals for the benefit of children!

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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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