Start Smart!: Building Brain Power in the Early Years
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Start Smart!: Building Brain Power in the Early Years

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Did you know that emotions boost our memory? Or that small muscle exercises help the brain develop? Early experiences contribute to the structure of the brain and its capacities. The quality, quantity, and consistency of stimulation will determine, to a large extent, the number of brain synapses that are formed and how those connections will function. This is true for both...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Gryphon House (first published May 1st 1999)
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Jen
Feb 06, 2010 Jen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents not on anxiety meds
Recommended to Jen by: my youngest sister
To start smart, you must first have a plaid hat. Essential.

Not really. But, there is need-to-know information in here. I Read through this for independent study of little peoples. Basically, there are windows of opportunity for certain developmental periods, and if you miss them, you're shit for luck or at least just average until the next window comes along. The optimal window for emotional intelligence? 0-24 months. Music? 0-36 months. Thinking skills? 0-48 months. Sure, there are "next bes...more
Dan Becker
This book works very well on two levels. First, it is very approachable for parents and educators, with practical suggestions and clear writing. It is also based on sound, peer-reviewed science with references for those who want to get into the background. So this is a good book both for people who want to apply the information, as well as those wanting to do more detailed research in the area and looking for a starting point.
Laurie
really easy to follow!
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