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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  • 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  
  • Let's Learn More While I'm Four: Making Connections with Four-Year-Olds

    Author: Deborah McNelis

    Product Code:
    543017 (Laminated cards on a ring)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-301-7 (Laminated cards on a ring)
    Age Focus: 4

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press

    The brain of a four-year-old child is continuing to learn and organize through experiences in life. These activity ideas provide hands-on learning throughout the day and support development of all skill areas. Information on how these attentive and fun interactions help 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  
  • 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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