ERIC Number: ED413102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Brain Under Construction: Experiences That Promote the Intellectual Capabilities of Young Toddlers. Book Two of a Series: 8 to 18 Months.
Staso, William H.
This resource for parents and other caretakers to use with infants from 8 to 18 months provides a synthesis of research on early brain development and objective-oriented instruction as the basis for activities that promote intellectual development. Part 1 of the book provides an overview of early development, discusses general ways of enhancing infants' and toddlers' thinking abilities and memory, and suggests general ideas and specific activities for enhancing sensory input, reception and awareness (including language, perception, emotions, and attention), information processing (thinking), and output (motor or language response) for infants in the 8- to 12-month age frame and those in the 13- to 18-month age frame. Part 2 provides theoretical and research information on brain development, the types of information caregivers should provide to toddlers, the manner in which information should be presented. Part 2 also presents a four-level model of cognitive functioning that provides the basis for activities in Part 1. An appendix discusses academic readiness and the importance of having fun with children. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Early Experience, Infant Behavior, Infants, Intellectual Development, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Models, Motor Development, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Perceptual Motor Learning, Resources, Stimulation, Theories, Toddlers
Great Beginnings Press, P.O. Box 2187, Orcutt, CA 93457; phone: 310-598-7675, 805-937-9051 ($19.95, plus $2.25 for surface shipping or $3.50 per book for airmail; California residents add $1.55 sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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