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


~ B R A I N Y - Z I N E ~

" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "

Volume #11   Issue #4

ISSN: 0219-7642    Jul 22, 2012

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The brain in a child is malleable. The nature shapes a child's brain in its own way. For every child and its tiny brain, nature also has its own special of nurturing and development. Child brain development is a continuous act performed by an ever-agile nature. While the nature has complete control on children's brain development, parents, teachers and other caregivers also have a critical role to play.

So, what role do parents and teachers have to play to fast track their children's brain development? Is it possible to boost early brain growth by using alternative techniques and nurturing aids beyond the traditional parental methods? Early brain growth among children occurs during two distinctive phases of activities.

By tweaking and manipulating these specific phases, parents can catalyze optimal brain growth and development right through the infancy and childhood days. Parenting is an intelligent act while parenting to boost brain growth is challenging as well as thrilling. Have a great week ahead!

Thought for today:
"Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." - Danish Proverb

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Andrew Loh
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Feature Articles

Early Brain Nurturing in Children - Parental Intervention to Kick Start Brain Development
Brain is a mysterious organ! The more it is used the more would be its efficiency. Medical facts and research findings suggest us that child brain has a number of periods of higher and better learning when compared to others. Click to learn more.

Early Brain Nurturing in Children - Working Beyond Standard Parental Techniques
Parents should try to work beyond traditional parental techniques to boost brain development in their children. Understanding different growth phases of brain would help them use new and innovative methods. Read the article to learn more.

Brainy Products

How Your Child Learns Best: Brain-Friendly Strategies You Can Use to Ignite Your Child's Learning and Increase School Success
By Dr. Judy Willis

Written by Judy Willis, MD, MEd, a board-certified neurologist who is also a full-time classroom teacher, How Your Child Learns Best shows you not only how to help your child learn schoolwork, but also how to capitalize on the way your child's brain learns best in order to enrich education wherever you are, from the grocery store to the car - a necessity in today's "teach to the test" world.

Discover how to help your child increase academic focus and success, lower test stress while increasing test scores, increase class participation, foster creativity, and improve attention span, memory, and higher-level thinking. How Your Child Learns Best shows how to maximize your child's brain potential and offers something for every parent who wants the best for his or her child.


Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain: Early Learning Activities for 2-6 Year Old Children
By John Bowman

From birth to about age 6, a child's brain is in a unique, rapidly developing process of structuring itself. Children develop most of their foundational brain architecture by age 6. This book contains easy early learning activities parents can do at home to help their 2-6 yr. old develop a stronger brain and realize more of their potential.

Most activities use common items parents may already have or which can be easily and inexpensively obtained. Recommendations are also given for a selection of very affordable Montessori and other quality early learning materials. This excellent guide shows parents how to be effective home teachers and how to create, display, and demonstrate activities to their child.


Latest Brainy News

Five ways to help kids boost their brain power
JS Online July 17, 2012

Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we're young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each day.

Your child's snoring could harm their IQ: Obstructive sleep apnoea can hinder development
Daily Mail July 16, 2012

A study carried out at the Melbourne Sleep Centre in Australia found cognitive differences between sleep apnoea sufferers aged seven to 12 and a control group without sleep problems. The authors said prolonged sleep apnoea over several years affected a child's IQ and education, as well as being associated with behavioural problems and poor memory.

The Mind of the Prodigy
Huffington Post July 9, 2012

A new study in the journal Intelligence sheds some new light on prodigies. Psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz and violin virtuoso Jourdan Urbach adminstered the latest edition of the Stanford-Binet IQ test to nine prominent child prodigies who have all been featured on national and international television programs. Most of the children reached professional-level performance in their domain by the age of 10, and their chosen domains were notably rule-based.

Research is clear: Under 2, no TV for you!
SFGate July 19, 2012

Americans 2 years of age and older now spend an average of four hours and 49 minutes per day in front of the TV - 20 percent more than 10 years ago. Despite this growing trend, scientists agree that to raise smart, happy kids they should watch zero TV before the age of 2 years old.

New Study: Spanked Kids = Messed-Up Grownups
Public News Service July 18, 2012

Physical punishment of children increases the chances of mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as alcohol and drug abuse in adulthood, according to a study in the latest Journal of Pediatrics.

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