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Parenting With Playdate Planet

Meryl Neiman

Parenting With Playdate Planet – How Do You Best Foster Your Child’s Developing Brain?

On this week’s show, I interview Brain Insights founder and early brain development specialist, Deborah McNellis about how parents can best foster the developing brains of their babies and young children. During a child’s first years of life, 90% of brain development takes place. What can parents do to maximize this window of opportunity? Make sure to listen in to learn:

How the brain’s development is affected by external factors
The role a baby or young child’s relationships plays in his/her brain development
What parents can do to help promote optimal brain development
Whether programs like those that purport to teach babies to read are helpful or harmful to your child
Why play is critical

I won’t be able to blog this week, but I would love to hear your thoughts on this week’s topic on Facebook or Twitter!