Building Brain Power in the Early Years

Neuroplasticity is probably one of the most amazing thing we have discovered about the brain. While our ability to re-wire our brains is nothing to scoff at, the best thing is still to do what we can to develop the brain as early as possible – starting in the first few years of a child’s life. If you’reContinue reading “Building Brain Power in the Early Years”

Playing Video Games Can Make Your Child Smarter

Video games can make your child smarter? Apparently so… “Video games involving navigation or other spatial tasks help boys and girls learn to visualize and rotate objects…  Encouraging girls to play video games could improve their spatial reasoning.” – Welcome to Your Child’s Brain How Does Playing Video Games Benefit Your Child? In numerous studies, videoContinue reading “Playing Video Games Can Make Your Child Smarter”

Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance

When I was growing up, it was common knowledge that Asian parents don’t really care about sports. I think we know better now that there are many reasons to get kids involved in sports and physical activities. There is so much value in sports for our children’s development that we really should take it more seriously. SomeContinue reading “Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance”

Motherhood Magazine Article: Brain Boosters

There is an interesting article in the January 2013 issue of Motherhood Magazine (Singapore) on Brain Boosters. In a nutshell, the article is about enrichment classes that develop your child’s brain with a focus on Shichida and Heguru. Clicks the images to read the article. If you’re in Singapore, you can find the full article in theContinue reading “Motherhood Magazine Article: Brain Boosters”

Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Brain Power

It should be differentiated that brain power is not the possession of knowledge. Brain power is a measure of function and ability. The greater a child’s brain power, the more quickly and easily they learn new information. Sharper minds can process this information more rapidly and more creatively. They are also better with problem solvingContinue reading “Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Brain Power”

Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Child’s Brain Development from Birth Through Age 5 1/2

Movement, play, and active exploration in the first five years of a child’s life are essential to the development of his or her body and brain. Now Active Baby, Healthy Brain presents 135 massages, exercises, and activities that engage your child’s love of play while also stimulating his or her brain development in multiple areas,Continue reading “Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Child’s Brain Development from Birth Through Age 5 1/2”

Games for Teaching Physics, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Some time back (probably about a year or two – I forget now), hubby got a touchscreen for his desktop at work. It was pretty cool because he had the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 on it, which has: Microsoft Blackboard Microsoft Garden Pond Microsoft Rebound Microsoft Surface Globe Microsoft Surface Collage Microsoft SurfaceContinue reading “Games for Teaching Physics, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving”

What We Can Learn From the Way Children Think

I first read about the work of Alison Gopnik’s work in the book “Mind in the Making” by Ellen Galinsky so when I heard she presented for TED Talks, I had to listen to what she had to say. In her presentation: “What Do Babies Think” (shown below), she shares the results of research doneContinue reading “What We Can Learn From the Way Children Think”

TweedleWink: Cup Stacking Activity Enhances Brain Function

Activity: Cup Stacking Cup stacking is one of the activities that the children are encouraged to do in TweedleWink. It helps to linking and enhance left- and right-brain functionality, and has been shown to heighten intuition and creativity. What do you need? 12 speed stacking cups. What do you do? Cup stacking involves taking aContinue reading “TweedleWink: Cup Stacking Activity Enhances Brain Function”

The Brain that Changes Itself – “Neuroplasticity”

Sometime back I wrote the article “Right Brain Development: Is it Too Late for my Child?” and we touched on the subject of neuroplasticity based on what I had read from the book “The Brain that Changes Itself“. We were wondering about just how much neuroplasticity one could expect and whether it was possible inContinue reading “The Brain that Changes Itself – “Neuroplasticity””