Review: October 2012 issue of the Reference - Research Book News - October 1, 2012
Gellens, a former teacher who specialized in working with young children offers about 600 activity ideas that apply brain research on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to teaching and helping the child's brain grow to its fullest capacity. Drawing ideas from colleagues, conferences, books, and articles, she shows classroom teachers, family child care providers, and others who work with young children how to use activities that aid in the development of the senses; emotional, social, physical, and cognitive and language development; and emergent literacy; with background information. An earlier version of the book was published as Activities That Build the Young Child's Brain in 2007; this version has been revised and updated to incorporate recent findings.
Review by: Janice Sean, Instructor of early childhood education - August 26, 2012
This book has come to my rescue many times while planning fun learning activities for my early childhood courses.
Review by: Barbara Backus, Instructor of ECE at Pinellas Technical Education Center - August 25, 2012
Practical knowledge with facts about how the brain is developing in our youngest children and many great ideas for teachers."
Review by: Charlene Gross, Director of The Oaks Early Learning Academy - August 12, 2012
A must-have for every early childhood professional's library!
Review by: Beth Ellis, Department chair of early childhood education at Sarasota Co - August 10, 2012
As an educator, I value the research and explanations of why these activities are essential for a child's maximum growth and development.