62 Brain-Based Early Learning Activities To provide children with truly brain-compatible learning o ties, all of the activities within any one category can really apply t categories. To help clarify how the activities are connected, lo symbols at the top of each activity indicate the different categor to each activity. Each activity is broken into sections to help you with lesson Each activity includes • the targeted age of children doing the activity; • a list of materials; • what brain connections are being supported; • multisensory variations to make each experience richer; • diversity adaptations to create multicultural experiences. You probably won’t be surprised to see that each activity h extend it on the same theme. As I’ve emphasized throughout th takes repeated opportunities to try the same activity to make th tion permanent. So be sure to try out the many different ways y each activity and adapt it for different ages. This way you can p novelty that the brain craves so much and extended learning opp to help cement those connections. I have purposely chosen these activities to promote critical deductive reasoning, and gross-motor opportunities to engage through a variety of avenues, such as music and movement. To customize the activities for different learning styles, I have also activities with multiple intelligence opportunities. 5. Motor Skills 6. Social-Emot 7. Music 8. Natural Env 1. Language 2. Mathematics 3. Science 4. Art Developmen BBEL_final_interior.indd 62 62 Brain-Based Early Learning Activities To provide children with truly brain-compatible learning opportuni- ties, all of the activities within any one category can really apply to multiple categories. To help clarify how the activities are connected, logographic symbols at the top of each activity indicate the different categories related to each activity. Each activity is broken into sections to help you with lesson planning. Each activity includes • the targeted age of children doing the activity; • a list of materials; • what brain connections are being supported; • multisensory variations to make each experience richer; • diversity adaptations to create multicultural experiences. You probably won’t be surprised to see that each activity has ways to extend it on the same theme. As I’ve emphasized throughout the book, it takes repeated opportunities to try the same activity to make the connec- tion permanent. So be sure to try out the many different ways you can do each activity and adapt it for different ages. This way you can provide the novelty that the brain craves so much and extended learning opportunities to help cement those connections. I have purposely chosen these activities to promote critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and gross-motor opportunities to engage the brain through a variety of avenues, such as music and movement. To help you customize the activities for different learning styles, I have also included activities with multiple intelligence opportunities. 5. Motor Skills 6. Social-Emotional 7. Music 8. Natural Environment 1. Language 2. Mathematics 3. Science 4. Art Development BBEL_final_interior.indd 62 C h i ld D e ve lo pm e n t Boost Brain Development ONLINE wwww.RedleafPress.orgPHONE8AM - 5PM CST Monday - FridaySSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TOLL-FREE: 800-423-8309 OUTSIDE THE U.S.: 651-641-0508444444444 EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS TO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDER THE BRAIN Developing Memory in Developing Brains Discover how the basic workings of the brain infl uence memory and learning and how to encourage healthy brain development in children. This DVD includes a review of the main parts of the brain, an exploration of the differences between short- and long-term memory, a discussion of the practical ways to promote learning, and an examination of the importance of multi-sensory learning. Teaching materials available online. Age focus: 0–5. DVD, 21 min. Closed-Captioned. #759504-Q $79.95 THE DEVELOPING BRAIN Birth to Age Eight Marilee Sprenger Combining information on neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development, this guide includes background, scenarios, and snapshots on brain development throughout the early years. Also provided are more than 100 brain-based activities to enhance children’s learning and reproducible developmental checklists. Softbound, 126 pgs. #150331-Q $29.95 R E DLEAF P R E SS 24 BRAIN RULES FOR BABY How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five John Medina Learn what you can do to optimize children’s brains. Bridging the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice, Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops. Just one of the surprises: the best way to get a child into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Softbound, 304 pgs. #777752-Q $27.95 BRAIN RULES FOR BABY How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five John Medina Learn what you can do to optimize children’s brains. Bridging the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice, Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops. Just one of the surprises: the best way to get a child into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Softbound, 304 pgs. INFANTS AND TODDLERS AT WORK Using Reggio- Inspired Materials to Support Brain Development Ann Lewin- Benham & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Enhance the growth and development of infants and toddlers with practical activities and materials. Looking at current research, this book examines the rapid brain growth that characterizes the zero to three years, including sensory reception, movement, language, cognition, memory, vision, and motivation. Materials used include paint, natural objects, clay, and more. Softbound, 180 pgs. #751077-Q $27.95 CD- ROMCD - ROM #804401-Q $29.95 PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS BRAIN-BASED EARLY LEARNING ACTIVITIES Connecting Theory and Practice Nikki Darling-Kuria Give children stronger, more meaningful learning experiences with activities that engage both hemispheres of the brain. Each of 80 activities promote learning in the areas of language, mathematics, science, art, music, and the environment and encourages physical, social, and emotional development. Brain-Based Early Learning Activities includes explanations of each brain connection being made and a comprehensive overview of early brain development and the key components to create a brain-based early learning environment. Age focus: 0–8. Softbound, 264 pgs. Symbols indicate the different categories related to each activity.