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Your child's growing mind : brain development and learning from birth to adolescence

Author: Jane M Healy
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This volume describes brain development, how children learn, what can be done to help them, what real education and learning are all about, and the things are done that hinder brain development. Also, the author addresses possible learning problems and offers methods for encouraging good learning.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane M Healy
ISBN: 0767916158 9780767916158
OCLC Number: 53038480
Description: xvii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: [pt. 1:] 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 --
[pt. 2:] 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 --
[pt. 3:] 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.
Responsibility: Jane M. Healy.
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This volume describes brain development, how children learn, what can be done to help them, what real education and learning are all about, and the things are done that hinder brain development. Also, the author addresses possible learning problems and offers methods for encouraging good learning.

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