"This valuable, reader-friendly book helps parents, teachers, and others who work with young children understand the complex and amazing processes involved as the young brain grows and develops."
—David A. Sousa, Consultant in Educational Neuroscience, Author of How the Brain Learns
"The book reminds us of the importance of nurturing children. We need to help children develop from their core, even if that development cannot be measured on a test."
—Sonia Trehan Kelly, Director, Blue River Montessori School, Duxbury, MA
Learn how a child's brain works, develops, and changes during the critical stages of childhood!
Robert Sylwester, author of 10 books, has written this volume to help parents and educators understand children's cognitive development and provide suggestions on how to nurture children to their full potential. A companion to The Adolescent Brain, this rich resource:
- Examines the neurobiology of childhood, explaining the body/brain systems that develop during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood
- Explores factors that can enhance or delay development, such as nutrition, family life, relationships, illness, intelligence, technology, creativity, and the arts
- Provides practical suggestions to help adults promote healthy development and successful learning in the children they encounter
- Includes a glossary of neurobiological terms
A Child's Brain helps parents and educators understand the biological, emotional, and neurological changes that occur during childhood so they can support children's learning, socialization, and growth.