Welcome to Your Child’s Brain – 3 Things You Should Know…

Quite some time back I bought a book on children’s brain development written by two neuroscientists – Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang – called Welcome to Your Child’s Brain. I had always planned to write about it but, as is usual in the life of being Mum, it sort of fell off the “to do” listContinue reading “Welcome to Your Child’s Brain – 3 Things You Should Know…”

MyBrainLab – be smarter • think faster • remember better

Neuroplasticity The term Neuroplasticity is derived from the root words Neuron and Plastic. A neuron refers to the nerve cells in our brain. Each individual neural cell is made up of an axon, dendrites, and is linked to one another by a small space called the synapses. The word plastic means to mold, sculpt, orContinue reading “MyBrainLab – be smarter • think faster • remember better”

Brain games: free games for brain training – Cognitive Enhancement with your “natural Nootropic”

Access free Kindle games for brain training. Train your brain, and keep it fit with “Brain games: free games for brain training – Cognitive Enhancement with your natural Nootropic”. “Brain games: freegames for brain training – Cognitive Enhancement with your “natural Nootropic”” is a guide to the advantages of brain training, and to free brainContinue reading “Brain games: free games for brain training – Cognitive Enhancement with your “natural Nootropic””

Neurobiology, Trauma, and Child Development

This article is in two parts. The first part discusses neurobiology and child development and the second part covers trauma and child development. Both provide information on what children need from adults in order to thrive in good times and difficult times. Topics covered include common childhood neurological conditions such as autism, ADHD, and fetalContinue reading “Neurobiology, Trauma, and Child Development”

Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College

How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries-and difficulties-encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid’s growing mind-as anContinue reading “Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College”

Qwirkle Board Game

2-4 players ages 6 and up 45 minutes Games Magazine Award: Best Family Game Runner-up 2007 Mensa Best Mind Game Award Winner 2007; Major Fun Award Winner 2007 Our tactile wooden block game combines the logic and strategy of Set® with the creative multi-maneuver game play of Scrabble®. Easy-to-learn rules mean you’ll be creating columnsContinue reading “Qwirkle Board Game”

ThinkFun Rush Hour

Four levels of play, beginner to expert Forty mind challenge cards with solutions Sixteen cars and trucks, one red escape car One traffic grid game board and game-go storage bag For ages 8 years and above Rush Hour is the mind-challenging game of pure bumper-to-bumper fun! Players set up the cars and trucks on aContinue reading “ThinkFun Rush Hour”

Brain Training Apps for the iPad/iPhone

Ever since I was little, I have always enjoyed playing brain games like the ones following. Not only are brain exercises fun to do (or so I think), they are also great for developing the brain. Here are some terrific brain training apps for the iPad and iPhone. Some of them are probably more appropriateContinue reading “Brain Training Apps for the iPad/iPhone”