Dollins explains the benefits of reading aloud to preschool and early-elementary age children, and how to choose books to build reading and writing skills. Ideas include teaching about diversity; using poetry, chapter books, and informational texts; and asking questions, building coping skills through bibliotherapy, and making connections between reading and writing.
In this follow-up to his "New York Times" bestseller "Brain Rules," Medina reveals what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children.
Johnson shows how parents and childcare providers can create inexpensive toys and games from household items.
Focusing on how brain development and temperament in young children affect their behaviour, Neville reassures parents about what's normal, what's not and when to get help. Based on recent scientific research and her own experience as a parent educator, she provides an overview of early childhood development and an alphabetical discussion of issues such as emotions, sex, television and toilet training as well as 70 charts for information-at-a-glance.
Arranged in a clear and accessible format, this award-winning guide presents the latest research on how to develop a child's intellect. Written to help parents create an enriched environment in and outside the home—the discussion breaks intelligence down into several capabilities, including critical thinking, problem solving, general knowledge, reading skills, vocabulary, oral comprehension, math skills, spatial ability, curiosity, and creativity.