A Child's Brain
The Need for Nurture
- Robert Sylwester - University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Leadership & Management | Learning & the Brain | School Counselling
- Examines the neurobiology of childhood, explaining the body/brain systems that develop during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood
- Explores factors that can enhance or delay development, such as nutrition, family life, relationships, illness, intelligence, technology, creativity, and the arts
- Provides practical suggestions to help adults promote healthy development and successful learning in the children they encounter
- Includes a glossary of neurobiological terms
A Child's Brain helps parents and educators understand the biological, emotional, and neurological changes that occur during childhood so they can support children's learning, socialization, and growth.
"Sylwester makes a strong case for how neuroscience has changed the knowledge base and offers ways the new knowledge could and should be incorporated into planning for a child’s education. The author’s subtle sense of humor communicates complex conclusions with great effectiveness."
"This valuable, reader-friendly book helps parents, teachers, and others who work with young children understand the complex and amazing processes involved as the young brain grows and develops."
"The book reminds us of the importance of nurturing children during a time when schools are facing the great stress of having students perform on standardized tests. We need to help children develop from their core through nurture, even if that development cannot be measured on a test."