Synopses & Reviews
Did you know the brain of a toddler:
Has formed 1000 trillion working connections by the end of the third year (twice as many as adults have!)?
Is twice as active as that of a college student?
Can absorb and organize new information much faster than an adult's brain?
A young child's brain grows at a phenomenal rate in the first years of life, opening a window of opportunity for learning that occurs only once in a lifetime. 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos is a fun-filled collection of ways to lay the groundwork for your child's future. It is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development during the critical period from 12-36 months. Each game is accompanied by information on related brain research and a description of how the activity promotes brain power in your child. The simple games in this book strengthen brain connections needed for language, movement, bonding, and more. Create the structure needed to support future learning while having fun!
"The brains of young children are sponges, ready to soak up whatever you put in them. Author Jackie Silberg
has a new book to help you make sure that what you put in those brains, from the very beginning, is first-rate stuff." - Star Magazine
The brain development by monthly age is invaluable since growth of the brain and motor skills are so rapid in infants and toddlers. Also there are few books available on this subject, let alone one that is so clearly and well-presented." - Cynthia Ridolf, Central Brevard Public Library
"125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos is a very insightful and useful book. It is very practical and informative in nature. I especially like the brain research blurbs. It is a great resource for understanding cognitive development." -Dr. Clara Carroll, Director of Professional Field Services, Harding University
This fun-filled collection of ways to lay the groundwork for children's future is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development during the critical period from 12-36 months. Each game is accompanied by information on related brain research and a description of how the activity promoted brain power in children. 133 b&w illustrations.
Packed with easy-to-play games based on the latest brain research!
Did you know that by the age of three, a child's brain has formed 1000 trillion working connections--twice as many as adults have? With these simple and enjoyable games, 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos provides everyday opportunities to nurture brain development during this critical period in a child's life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-136) and index.
About the Author
Jackie Silberg, who has an M.S. in child development, is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie founded and directed the Jewish Community Center School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Channel 41 television, planning the music and performing her original music for a children's program called "41 Treehouse Lane." She wrote and produced a television show for Time Warner called "Just Kids," which addressed children's needs and interests. Jackie has worked as a consultant with the Discovery Channel, setting up their music streaming website. She has given workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and family concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, and in Singapore. Jackie has served as an adjunct instructor at both Emporia State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and lectures at Johnson County Community College. Jackie is the owner of Miss Jackie Music Company.