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A Child's Brain: The Need for Nurture

Robert Sylwester
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In A Child's Brain: The Need for Nurture, author Robert Sylwester draws from cognitive research and his educational expertise to present a rich, accessible resource for parents and teachers that will help them understand the biological, emotional, and neurological changes that occur during childhood so they can support children's learning, socialization, and growth.

Readers will gain a better understanding of children’s cognitive development and learn practical suggestions to help promote healthy development and successful learning. 

Chapters include:

  • Nature and Nurture: From Past to Present
  • Mastering Movement: From Imitation to Exploration
  • Brain Organization: From Input to Output
  • Development and Growth: From Womb to World
  • Nurturing: From Unconditional Love to Behavioral Limits
  • Family and Friends: From Close to Loose Bonds
  • Nutrition: From Necessary to Nice
  • The Unexpected: From Joys and Toys to Fears and Tears
  • Childhood Illness: From Short to Long Term
  • Intelligence, Creativity, and the Arts: From What Is to What Could Be
  • Home and Beyond Home: From Biology to Technology
  • Preparing for Adolescence: From a Sheltered Childhood Toward an Autonomous Adulthood
A glossary of neurobiological terms and a valuable listing of additional print and electronic resources are provided at the end of the book.

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