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- Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You More verification of the high value of music making for the young comes from the National Institute of Health (NIH) reported by the Washington Post. Nourishment for rich and complete brain development comes from the practice of making music and playing a musical instrument. Read about the news report here: Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About ...
- School Kids Don’t Need “Wiggle Chairs.” They Need a Real Recess. Instead of accepting scientific research on the necessary movement children need for rich, full brain development, contemporary practice tends to invent alternatives to free play and large-motor movement (and then to sell them to teachers and parents). This presents a clear picture of the need for recess time in school and during al the days ...
- Second Brain Found in Heart Neurons – Trust your Gut Feelings Evidently there are brains the then there are brains! Read this astonishing article about the new discovery of a brain in our hearts. http://hubpages.com/education/your-second-brain-is-in-your-heart
- What Teens Need Most From Their Parents Lo and behold! Teenagers need more help from parents and teachers than we thought! Read More
- Screens vs. Print: Does Digital Reading Change How Students Get the Big Picture? Gains and big losses in students’ brain capacity and thinking patterns when using electronic devices are reported in this research. Read the post here.
- Science says art will make your kids better thinkers and nicer people! Science says art will make your kids better thinkers and nicer people! http://www.fastcocreate.com/3023094/science-says-art-will-make-your-kids-better-thinkers-and-nicer-people
- Handwriting’s Merits More and more research pours in about the value for brain development in children of teaching handwriting as curriculum decisions eliminate teaching handwriting in many schools. Read the post here.
- Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind NPR recently interviewed Dr. Dmitri Christakis on blocks being better than screens for young children. Not news but a compelling new perspective out of sound research. Read the post here.
- Want to keep your new middle-schooler out of trouble? Then let them take risks Taking risks builds strength of character and fully funcitoning brains, especailly in the pre-teen years, according to recent research. Avoiding risks in a child’s life isn’t all good and juts might be “bad”! Read the post here.
- Why Inspiring Stories Make Us React: The Neuroscience of Narrative Stories are powerful in the development of the human brain and oxytocin Paul Zack, PhD, demonstrates in his work on brain function and reaction. It’s about the story in a movie but a story nevertheless! Read this informative post here.
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|Waldorf Research||Research Relevant to Science in Support of Waldorf Education A "Bibliography" of articles that support the effectiveness of Waldorf Education in healthy child development and brain development.||66.9 KiB|
|Lisa Freund, Ph.D.||Nurturing the Developing Brain in Early Childhood Here is a clear, pictorial powerpoint describing the developing brain of children in early years. The need for the human voice, human contact and stimulation around language are well described in this comprehensive Power Point.||3.6 MiB|
|Thomas Fuchs||Learning in Relationships Translated from German by Nina Kuettel||72.3 KiB|
|Thomas Fuchs||Learning in Relationships Power Point presentation||6.3 MiB|
|Richard Knox||The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet Interview on NPR with Richard Knox on research into the physical chracteristics of the brains of teenagers and how these differ from adult brains.||97.2 KiB|
|Dr. Regalena “Reggie” Melrose||Why Waldorf Works: From a Neuroscientific Perspective Dr. Melrose, neuroscientist, explains how Waldorf Education supports rich and healthy brain development.||61.5 KiB|
|Claudia Wallis||The impacts of media multitasking on children’s learning & development: Report from a research seminar A group of scholars assembled for a one-day seminar on media multitasking and its impact on children’s learning and development at Stanford University on July 15, 2009.||899.1 KiB|