The Developing Brain: Birth to Age Eight

The Developing Brain: Birth to Age Eight

By: Marilee B. Sprenger (editor)Hardback

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"This tool shows how classrooms can differentiate instruction, spend time on what really matters, and make sure that all children are making progress. I love the practical applications for each age level and what teachers can do to support optimal learning in their classrooms. Fantastic!" -Stephanie Malin, Elementary Instructional Coach Beaverton School District, OR "The author has managed to untangle a very complex topic and make it applicable to everyday learning and teaching. The continuous application of research to learning is a strength of the book. A true gift to a broad band of educators." -Laura Linde, Literacy Coach Hoover Elementary School, North Mankato, MN Finally, a book for early childhood educators that combines child development and brain research! How can early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents translate discoveries on early brain development into strategies that nurture cognitive growth? Synthesizing information from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development, The Developing Brain offers brain-compatible teaching practices that are linked to NAEYC principles for working with young children. Best-selling author Marilee Sprenger covers the basic structure, vocabulary, and current research on the brain from an early childhood educator's point of view and provides an abundance of illustrations and descriptions. This user-friendly guide includes: Background information on brain development from birth through age two Scenarios and snapshots of each year from age three through eight Reproducible developmental checklists Over 100 brain-based activities for classroom or child care settings Through an understanding of the phases of language, motor, and social development at each age level, educators can create enriching educational experiences that enhance children's growth and foster an enduring love of learning.

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About Author

Marilee Sprenger is an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches graduate courses on brain-based teaching, learning and memory, and differentiation. A creative and compassionate educator, she began her career teaching prekindergarten and kindergarten. She has also taught at the elementary, middle, and high school level. As an independent consultant, her passion is brain-based teaching and best practices using brain research and differentiation. She also consults in the areas of learning styles, using music in the classroom, teaming, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and memory. As an educational consultant with Two Rivers Professional Development Center, she worked for the Illinois Regional Offices of Education in the area of staff development associated with learning standards and testing. She speaks internationally, and her interactive and engaging style allows participants to make connections with their classrooms and their students. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology and is constantly updated on current research. Sprenger is the author of several books, including Memory 101 for Educators and Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching, Second Edition, published by Corwin Press. She has contributed to textbooks, and her articles have appeared in publications such as Educational Leadership and the ASCD Brain-based Education/Learning Styles Networker. Her dedication to education has won her many awards, but she cherishes most the wonderful students and teachers whose lives have touched hers.

Contents

Preface: You Don't Know Jack! Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction What Is Best Practice? Brain-Compatible Teaching Principles Early Childhood Practices An Ounce of Prevention About This Book 1. The Basic Biology of Brain Development Brain Chemicals Electroencephalograms Windows of Opportunity Experience Dependent and Experience Expectant First Language Second Language Learning Motor Development Memory Development Music Math Emotion Thinking About Brain Growth 2. Building the Brain Through Age Two Brain Development Language and Reading Development Physical and Motor Development Gross Motor Skills Fine Motor Skills Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Developmentally Appropriate Activities From Birth to Age Two Reading and Language Development Physical and Motor Development Cognitive Development 3. The Three-Year-Old Brain Brain Development Language and Reading Development Physical and Motor Development Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Three-Year-Old Brains For Language and Reading Development For Physical and Motor Development For Social and Emotional Development For Cognitive Development Child Development Checklist: Three-Year-Olds 4. The Four-Year-Old Brain Brain Development Language and Reading Development Physical and Motor Development Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Four-Year-Old Brains For Language and Reading Development For Physical and Motor Development For Social and Emotional Development For Cognitive Development Child Development Checklist: Four-Year-Olds 5. The Five-Year-Old Brain Scenario Brain Development Language and Reading Development Physical and Motor Development Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Five-Year-Old Brains For Language and Reading Development For Physical and Motor Development For Social and Emotional Development For Cognitive Development Child Development Checklist: Five-Year-Olds 6. The Six-Year-Old Brain Scenario Brain Development Language and Reading Development Physical and Motor Development Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Six-Year-Old Brains For Language and Reading Development For Physical and Motor Development For Social and Emotional Development For Cognitive Development Child Development Checklist: Six-Year-Olds 7. The Seven-Year-Old Brain Scenario Brain Development Language and Reading Development Physical and Motor Development Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Seven-Year-Old Brains For Language and Reading Development For Physical and Motor Development For Social and Emotional Development For Cognitive Development Child Development Checklist: Seven-Year-Olds 8. The Eight-Year-Old Brain Brain Development Language and Reading Development Physical and Motor Development Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Eight-Year-Old Brains For Language and Reading Development For Physical and Motor Development For Social and Emotional Development For Cognitive Development Child Development Checklist: Eight-Years-Old Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412955348
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781412955348
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1412955343

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