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Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence


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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic guide to childhood development describes a child's mental and emotional development and examines the ways in which children develop language, memory, and other skills, explaining how parents can help their children learn and emphasizing the importance of play, imagination, and creativity in the process. Reprint.

About the Author

JANE M. HEALY, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist and teacher who has worked with students from preschool through graduate school. She consults and lectures worldwide, helping teachers and parents understand the educational implications of current brain research. She has appeared on national media such as the Today show, Nightline, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR. A mother and grandmother, she currently lives in Vail, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Brain development and learning. Opening the "Black box" ; Intelligent beginnings : laying the groundwork in infancy and beyond ; Children's brains at work : from nursery to schoolroom, ages two to seven ; If the train is late, will we miss the boat? : development timetables, learning disabilities, and attention ; Childhood into adolescence : furnishing the adult mind, age eight and beyond — Foundations of learning. "A path to the future" : hemispheres, learning styles, handedness, and gender differences ; "Do pigs have wishbones?" : unfolding language ; Tools for learning : intelligence, memory, and motivation — Learning applied. Children read with their brains ; Thinking on paper : writing and spelling ; Parts into wholes : building math and science skills ; The toolshed muse : creative minds in process.

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Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence
Broadway Books
Healy, Jane M.
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