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Download A Child′s Brain: The Need for Nurture epub

by Robert A. Sylwester

Written for parents and educators, this guide explains the latest neuroscience research regarding how a child's brain works and how to nurture children for optimal development.
Download A Child′s Brain: The Need for Nurture epub
ISBN: 1412962714
ISBN13: 978-1412962711
Category: Other
Subcategory: Education
Author: Robert A. Sylwester
Language: English
Publisher: Corwin; 1 edition (September 9, 2010)
Pages: 200 pages
ePUB size: 1668 kb
FB2 size: 1950 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 296
Other Formats: lrf mbr lrf lit

This is one of my all time favorite books....A must read for teachers and parents! Thank you Bob Sylwester for another amazing resource.
Too general.
I gave this book 5 Stars because it does an excellent job making current research on the child's brain understandable for a lay audience. Just as importantly the book gives good examples of what can be done to give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential. Sylwester provides excellent chapters on the importance of movement, nutrition, and social-emotional development. In particular, there is a strong emphasis on how experience changes both the function and structure of the child's brain. The solid research upon which this book is based makes it a good choice for educators and parents who seek to assist children's learning, as well as a must read for educational leaders and policy makers who want to make informed decisions about how to support learning in our schools and communities.
Dr. Sylwester states, "The principal task of childhood is to discover how the world works." I submit that a logical and practical extension should be: A principal job of parents, teachers, and those who work closely with young children should be to support children developmentally as they make these critical discoveries. A Child's Brain, The Need for Nurture is the map that helps us navigate these important journeys. This engaging book provides easily digestible neurological foundations and practical strategies for managing the challenges children face in their development.
Michael A. Rousell, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Education
Southern Oregon University
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