Development and functionality of the brain in among children


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For a child’s brain to be highly developed for learning, repeated experiences are indispensable. With repetition, connections become stronger and highly efficient. Every time a child uses one of the senses, a neural bond is made in the child's brain.

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Development and functionality of the brain in among children

  1. 1. “A child does not learn from a passive kaleidoscope but from the outcomes of actions that he or she has initiated.” ~ John Keith Brierley, author of Give Me A Child Until He Is 7: Brain Studies And Early Childhood Education. Brain Development in Children
  2. 2. Differences between an adult and a child’s human brain  According to research, the human brain starts forming at a very early stage, which is three weeks after conception. It is obvious that the manner in which the brain functions in a child and in that of an adult is very different.  The difference is a matter of degree where the brain is more impressionable in early life than later when one becomes an adult.  Neuroscientists use the term ‘plastic’ and this plasticity possesses both the positive and negative side.  On the positive side, the young children’s brains are more open to learning, while on the negative side, their brains are also more susceptible to developmental problems in cases where the environment is proved to be detrimental.
  3. 3. How to develop and enhance your child’s brain activity Young children cry as a means to communicate with their caretakers. Responding to the child’s cry or talking in a soothing manner will help him or her establish a sense of trust and security. By doing this the child develops: • Self confidence and self esteem • Social skills • Good and successful relationships at a later age • Ability to develop a sense of empathy
  4. 4. How to develop and enhance your child’s brain activity Other ways you can help a child develop his or her brain activity are: • A good diet: A good full meal breakfast is proven to accelerate memory power, concentration and learning amongst children. Those who skip breakfast tend to tire easily, are more irritable and they react lesser. It may not be possible to have a full solid meal for breakfast in today’s world with it’s hectic schedules but even then, an energy bar and a glass of milk will do good for your kid to stay focused and engaged at school • Play video games: A study done by Cheryl K. Olson in the’ Review of General Psychology’ recognized that video games can lessen disruptive behaviors and enhance positive development in ADHD children. It is also learnt that Kids have more neurons actively creating new connections than adults do, so they can do things like memorize the multiplication tables or learn to play video games or fix a computer much more easily than we can. Find games that will teach your kids new skills and taking them on educational outings to develop intellectual curiosity. iOS download >> Android download >>
  5. 5. How to develop and enhance your child’s brain activity • Games like Chess, Crossword, Sudoku etc: These are inexpensive games with a great opportunity for different age groups and levels to connect. It trains the students to slow down, concentrate, think, reason, as well as recognizing difficult and complex patterns. Children with special needs are also seen to benefit from a game of chess. • Reading: Making reading a habit helps a child in building strong connections through verbal communication. The joy in sharing and telling stories is seen to help with brain activity. •Music: According to research, an organized music lesson appears to benefit children's IQ and academic performances. The study found that taking music lessons in childhood predicts better grades at school and a better IQ in an adult.
  6. 6. How to develop and enhance your child’s brain activity • Practice small or large developing skills: This practice challenges a child to instinctively apply him or herself to the skill. The more they overcome a task, the better it is for their brain to function. • Rich languages: It is found that languages create a foundation of a child’s use and understanding of words and increases the likelihood of reading. Verbal interactions help in the expansion of their vocabulary and school readiness.
  7. 7. Conclusion As parents and caretakers, we must give constant attention to the development of our children. Learn to raise smart and intellectual kids. Don't tell your kids that they are smart. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort, and not on intelligence or ability, is key to success in school and in life To know more about us visit: Find us on: Facebook Find us on: Twitter Find us on: Instagram Find us on: Pinterest Source: