The Genius of Natural Childhood
Secrets of Thriving Children
Sally Goddard Blythe
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Young children love creative play, stories, nursery rhymes and games. These are not only good fun, but are also good for the brain.
Sally Goddard Blythe analyses why early movement matters, and how games develop children's skills at different stages of development. She offers a handy starter kit of stories, action games, songs and rhymes, and explains:
- Why movement is an essential ingredient for healthy brain development
- Why music, song, lullabies and nursery rhymes prepare the brain for language
- How fairy tales can help children face their fears in in safety
- How rough and tumble play develops the neural circuits for creativity and self-regulation
- The links between learning problems and sedentary lifestyles and overexposure to electronic media
- What to look out for if your child does not seem to be "ready" for school.
By special invitation, Jane Williams of Toddler Kindy GymbaROO offers her favorite baby massage rhymes, with action songs, finger play and more rhymes to inspire families.
Thinking in Pictures
My Life with Autism
Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
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Prepare for an incredible journey into the workings of the human mind - both normal and abnormal. Temple Grandin, a Ph.D. animal researcher who is also autistic, has gifted us all with an intimate "insiders account" of autism. You will learn more about the nature of this syndrome and of the workings of your own mind from this account than you could from any collection of theoretical reports. Further, because Temple is also a consummate scientist, her report is filled with the latest discoveries about the neurological basis of autism and about what therapies have been found to work and for whom they are effective. This is a great book that is certain to help anyone working with any special human needs. Outstanding!
How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
Frank R. Wilson
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The Hand is one of the most incredible books I've read in years. What a beautiful, thorough study of that feature of our bodies which, in absolute fact, makes us truly human. Wilson so completely and so beautifully demonstrates the relationship between the way we use our hands and the way we come to see our world and are enabled to see our world that the argument that there is little difference between a virtual experience and a real, hands-on experience ought to evaporate once and for all. The implications for education are both clear and vast - as are the implications for how we choose to live our lives and guide our children in other ways. Please read this wonderful book - when this information becomes commonplace, children's lives will be so much more as they truly need to be, and the world will sing for joy.