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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
- By Inderbir Sandhu, Ph.D


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Volume #9   Issue #12

ISSN: 0219-7642    Dec 12, 2010

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Parenting is a remarkable event that provides some thrilling moments to parents especially to mothers. In the first few moments soon after birth and as you stare down at the lovely face of your child, you may start thinking about all those things that you can do to raise it to a wonderful human being. However, not many parents think about their baby's brain development because it is a very complex subject.

Child brain development is a mysterious subject. Parents may find it too difficult at times. They may wonder how they can use the basic techniques of brain development that can help make their children intelligent and smart. There are literally thousands of techniques and methods of child brain development. However, it may not be very easy to learn all those technique. My newsletter is trying hard to give you some of the simplest child brain development methods and techniques that any parent can learn and master very easily.

Recently, I came across a wonderful web portal that gives hundreds of pages of useful information on child brain development and its related topics. You can find simple as well as advanced information on how child brain grows and in what manner you can help it grow to an optimum extent. Have a nice day.

Thought for today:
"Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do." - Jean de la Bruyere

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Andrew Loh
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Visual Spatial Learners Characteristics
Visual spatial ability is a rare and gifted skill that a few children possess by birth. They are the artists who waiting to explode in subjects like fine arts, painting, drawing, math and science. Parents will need to know and understand what visual spatial skills are and how they can promote them in their children.

Visual Spatial Learners - Motivating them to enhance their Skills
Teaching visual spatial ability and skills to your children involves a series of methods that aim to promote development of visual and imagination techniques. Consistent and dedicated efforts will help children learn and master some types of spatial skills like painting and drawing.


Visual-Spatial Learners
By Alexandra Shires Golon

Looking for ways to differentiate your instruction to meet the needs of gifted visual-spatial learners? You've found it in Visual-Spatial Learners: Differentiation Strategies for Creating a Successful Classroom. Visual-spatial learners are students who show advanced abilities with computers, maps, construction toys, and puzzles. These students think outside the box and demonstrate tremendous empathy and compassion.

The author provides a number of strategies to help make your classroom a successful learning environment for all learners. These strategies address preparing students to succeed on timed tests; easing the pain of handwriting; teaching spelling using imagery; incorporating mnemonics, rhyme, and other tricks that engage the right-hemisphere of the brain.


Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner
By Linda Kreger Silverman

Do you know things without being able to explain how or why? Do you solve problems in unusual ways? Do you think in pictures rather than in words? If so, you are not alone. One-third of the population thinks in images. You may be one or you may live with one. If you teach, it is certain that some of your students -probably the ones you are not reaching - are visual-spatial learners.

Dr. Linda Silverman coined the term "visual-spatial learner" in 1981 to describe the unique gifts of people who think in images. They get the big picture because they see the world through artists' eyes. They remember what they see, but forget what they hear.



BRAIN foods
Jamaica Observer Nov 29, 2010

WHEN preparing food for your young child, it is important that you include brain foods, nurse Denise Reeves from the Spanish Town Hospital said.

Crawling is crucial for development
West Liberty Index Dec 01, 2010

Proper brain development in infants depends quite a bit on how long they crawl. While genetics is certainly a factor, and nutrition plays a role, learning to crawl in a "cross-crawl” pattern may be one of the most important pieces to building a bright, coordinated child.

Child Develops Preferences While in the Mother's Womb
Top News Dec 03, 2010

A team of researchers from the University of Colorado carried out the study. They have found out that whatever women take during their pregnancy period affect the preferences of child, as the fetus get sensitized to the smells and flavors of the food a pregnant woman eats. It also helps in the brain development of a child in the womb.

Musical Frog Holds Secret to Smarter Kids
Just Luxe Dec 01, 2010

In the fantastical Freddie the FrogŪ 4-book series (hardcover with companion CD; $23.95 each, preschool through elementary-age children learn musical concepts while they are duly immersed in Freddie's colorfully illustrated adventures.

Your Baby Can Read. That's Nice, But It's Not What Toddler Story Time Should Be About
Huffington Post Dec 03, 2010

If I had a dime for every book I or anybody else has ever read to my two-year-old daughter Charlotte, her college fund would already be through the roof.

Singing Lessons: How To Get Your Kids To Practice Music
Huffington Post Nov 17, 2010

"How do I get my kid to practice music?" As a vocal coach, I am often asked this question regarding my younger and young adult students. To learn music is excellent for brain development and improves brain function.


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