The Science of Learning: How Do Brains Learn Best?

We had another workshop at school on the science of learning – how brains learn best. In the workshop, we covered some of the following concepts. What is Neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the brain’s amazing ability to change and adapt as a result of our daily interactions with the world around us. It allows the brainContinue reading “The Science of Learning: How Do Brains Learn Best?”

Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning – Part 3

This is the last part of a series of posts on Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning. It follows the trends in neuroscience on parenting, care and learning. The full report can be found here: Engaging Families in the Early Childhood Development Story Overview of the messages from neuroscience on parenting, careContinue reading “Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning – Part 3”

Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning – Part 2

This is the continuation from our previous post on Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning. It follows the trends in neuroscience on parenting, care and learning. The full report can be found here: Engaging Families in the Early Childhood Development Story Overview of the messages from neuroscience on parenting, care andContinue reading “Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning – Part 2”

Boosting Memory – Proprioceptive Activities and Exercise

We’ve heard over and over how exercise and physical activity in general is good for our brains overall: If you only do one thing for your brain, it should be this Sports and physical activity boost brain development and academic performance Recently, we learned that specific physical activities can enhance memory even further, especially whenContinue reading “Boosting Memory – Proprioceptive Activities and Exercise”

Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning – Part 1

Babylicious by Figur8 began as an early child development blog with topics and articles following the growth and development of my children. Although my children are exiting early childhood, I still receive queries from new parents about early child development so this is an overview of touching on many of the topics I have covered previously, including a summary fromContinue reading “Early Childhood Development – What Neuroscience Says About Parenting, Care and Learning – Part 1”

Going Back to Basics Because Less Can Be More

When a thought leads to another and another and another… My SIL has two cats who are her babies. They are uncannily “human” in the way they behave and respond to her and to various familiar faces. In fact, they respond so appropriately that it seems at times like they understand what we’re saying when we talk to themContinue reading “Going Back to Basics Because Less Can Be More”

Movements that Heal: Rhythmic Movement Training

Movement is Good for Brain Development Since the boys were little, I have been hearing a lot about how movement is good for brain development. In fact, movement is so beneficial that if you could only do one thing for your cognitive development and nothing else, it should be something physical. We’ve also seen how sports and physical activity are notContinue reading “Movements that Heal: Rhythmic Movement Training”

What Multitasking is Really Doing to Your Child

Paraphrased from The Atlantic: “The multitasking revolution: texting and instant messaging while downloading music to an iPod, updating a Facebook page, completing a homework assignment and keeping an eye on the TV.” Does that sound like your child? Did you know: “53 percent of students in grades seven through 12 report consuming some other form of mediaContinue reading “What Multitasking is Really Doing to Your Child”

Holiday Activities: The Best Online Resources for Summer Learning

We have a guest post today. With Aristotle’s summer break just around the corner, we thought it was a rather timely article. We hope you enjoy it. Rose Williams is a freelance technology writer with a focus on how the Internet improves our lives, from online education and mobile streaming to ‘stuff’ minimizing and beyond.Continue reading “Holiday Activities: The Best Online Resources for Summer Learning”

Learning Methods: Spaced Learning – Increasing Retention of Information

Continuing on from: Making learning count for our children… Another method of teaching that has been found to increase retention of information learned is Spaced Learning. What is Spaced Learning? Bottom Line Performance explained it very succinctly: Spaced learning is a training technique that involves three 15-20 minute training or learning sessions with two 10-minute breaksContinue reading “Learning Methods: Spaced Learning – Increasing Retention of Information”