9780876592014

Start Smart!

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  • ISBN13:

    9780876592014

  • ISBN10:

    0876592019

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-05-01
  • Publisher: Gryphon House

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Summary

Did you know that emotions boost our memory? Or that small muscle exercises help the brain develop? Early experiences contribute to the future capacity of the brain. Start Smart offers simple, straightforward ways to boost brain power with active exploration, repetition, sensory exploration, meaningful context, trial and error, and direct experience. All the activities are accompanied by explanations of how and why they help the brain develop. Easy and fun, Start Smart will start young children ages three to six on their way to a future rich with learning.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(8)
Sniff, Sniff---
Aromas and the Brain
15(6)
Eeeny, Meeney, Miney, Mo---
Choices and the Brain
21(4)
I Feel Blue---
Color and the Brain
25(5)
I Feel the Rhythm---
Mind and Body Cycles and the Brain
30(4)
I Feel, I Remember---
Emotions and the Brain
34(7)
Hop, Skip, Jump---
Exercise and the Brain
41(3)
Water, Water, Everywhere---
Hydration and the Brain
44(5)
Laughter and Learning---
Laughter and the Brain
49(6)
Always Across---
Cross-Lateral Movement and the Brain
55(8)
Many Ways to Be Smart---
Multiple Intelligences and the Brain
63(7)
Start With Mozart---
Music and the Brain
70(6)
The Power of New---
Novelty and the Brain
76(4)
Feeding the Brain---
Nutrition and the Brain
80(5)
More Than Plaids---
Patterns and the Brain
85(9)
Try, Try, Again---
Practice and the Brain
94(3)
No Problem---
Problem Solving and the Brain
97(8)
Praise or Encourgement---
Rewards and Praise and the Brain
105(4)
Spanish, Chinese, Arabic---
Learning a Second Language and the Brain
109(3)
What Does It Mean?---
Sense and Meaning and the Brain
112(4)
The Hand-Brain Connection---
Small Muscles and the Brain
116(9)
Appendix 125(12)
Index 137

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