The Developing Brain: Building Language, Reading, Physical, Social, and Cognitive Skills from Birth to Age Eight

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How can early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents translate discoveries on early brain development into strategies that nurture cognitive growth? The key is to using the information gathered from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development. The Developing Brain offers brain-compatible teaching practices for parents and teachers that are linked to principles for working with young children from the National Association for the Education of Young ...

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The Developing Brain: Building Language, Reading, Physical, Social, and Cognitive Skills from Birth to Age Eight

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Overview

How can early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents translate discoveries on early brain development into strategies that nurture cognitive growth? The key is to using the information gathered from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development. The Developing Brain offers brain-compatible teaching practices for parents and teachers that are linked to principles for working with young children from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Bestselling author Marilee Sprenger covers the basic structure, vocabulary, and current research on the brain from an early childhood educator’s point of view and provides an abundance of illustrations and descriptions. This user-friendly guide includes:

  • Background information on brain development from birth through age two
  • Scenarios and snapshots of each year from age three through eight
  • Reproducible development checklists
  • Over one hundred brain-based activities for classroom or child care settings
  • And much more!
Through an understanding of the phases of language, motor, and social development at each age level, The Developing Brain will help both educators and parents create an enriching educational experience that enhances a child’s growth and fosters an enduring love of learning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626361645
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 473,366
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilee Sprenger is an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches graduate courses on brain-based teaching, learning and memory, and differentiation. She speaks internationally, and is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology. She is the author of several books, and her dedication to education has won her many awards. Marilee currently resides in Peoria, Illinois.
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