About the Author:



Deborah McNelis is the creator/owner of BrainInsights, a company dedicated to creating awareness and understanding of early brain development. She is an author, speaker, educator, and parent. Her passion is to achieve the best possible outcome for all children. It is Deborah's belief that every child has great potential that can be reached when adults have an understanding of how children's brains develop. With a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and an MS in adult education, she has devoted her life to developing programs and materials that create awareness of the differences we can all make.

Deborah McNelis 's Books

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  • Transitions with Preschoolers

    Author: Deborah McNelis

    Product Code:
    544182 (Shrink-wrapped pack)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-418-2 (Shrink-wrapped pack)
    Age Focus: 3-5
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press free sample chapter

    Transitions are an important part of your day with young children. Yet it can be challenging to make transitions smooth and developmentally appropriate. Like the popular Brain Insights cards,the Transitions with Preschoolers card set provides fun-filled activities that children love while supporting brain development. Each laminated card set has 40 interactive, age-appropriate transition ideas and the brain insight to help explain the importance. The cards are easy to use and convenient to carry on the go.

    $12.95  
  • Brain Insight Cards set of 6

    Author: Deborah McNelis

    Product Code:
    543116 (Laminated cards on a ring)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-311-6 (Laminated cards on a ring)
    Age Focus: 0-5
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Brain Child Award free sample chapter

    These quick activity ideas benefit children's brain development in fun and easy ways. Each card provides a learning activity idea and includes an explanation about how it enhances brain development. These Brain Insights activity cards are compact and portable, making it easy to jumpstart interactive play anywhere throughout the day.

    This complete set includes one each of the Brain Insights card sets: My First Year, Fun While I'm One, More to Do While I'm Two, Play with Me While I'm Three, Let's Learn More While I'm Four, and Help Me Thrive While I'm Five. There are 40 activity ideas for each age group.

    Six sets of 40 laminated cards on a ring.

    $54.95  
  • My First Year: Making Connections with Infants

    Author: Deborah McNelis

    Product Code:
    542997 (Laminated cards on a ring)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-299-7 (Laminated cards on a ring)
    Age Focus: 0-1

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press

    These age-appropriate ideas emphasize the importance of attachment for healthy social-emotional and cognitive development in infants. Information on how attentive and fun interaction helps a child's brain develop is also included. Brain Insights activity cards are compact and portable, making it easy to jumpstart interactive play anywhere throughout the day.

    40 laminated cards on a ring.

    $12.95  
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