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The Developing Brain : Birth to Age Eight - Marilee B. Sprenger

The Developing Brain

Birth to Age Eight

By: Marilee B. Sprenger (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 2008
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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.

"I truly enjoyed the book and had trouble putting it down. The developmental checklists at the end of each chapter are awesome! I have pored over them and learned so much about my children, niece, and neighbors. Thanks for providing such a neat way to communicate expectations and guidelines." -- Stacey B. Ferguson, Teacher
"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
"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
"The author took difficult information on the brain and synthesized it so that it is reader-friendly and easy to understand. She provided ideas that could easily be implemented in a classroom or at home and identified the curriculum areas for growth." -- Gail Underwood, Math Coach
"Chapters cover the basic research on the brain as it relates to educators and child development issues, pairing this survey with development checklists and over 100 brain-based activities for classroom or child care environments." -- California Bookwatch, June 2008

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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ISBN: 9781412955355
ISBN-10: 1412955351
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.41