Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

What Has the Most Critical Impact on a Developing Brain? A question that has been asked of me several times is whether I think there is one aspect of early brain development that I feel is most critical for Brain Insights to place an emphasis. When considering this, the area that immediately comes to mind…

Nurture Healthy Brains Through Interaction With The REAL World

When you think of a baby or child, what is it that they want to do most? They want to play!  Babies are born ready to learn, they want to explore, touch, taste, smell, poke, pound, and throw everything they can get their hands on. This is learning and this is what their developing brain…

Optimal Brain Connections are Created Best Through Nurturing, Play, Talk and Books… Not Screens

During brain development presentations and workshops that I provide, participants frequently ask if “educational Apps” or programs to teach babies to read or learn academic skills are a good idea for early brain development. I recently had a grandmother ask if these are good gifts to give. I so appreciate these questions because this affords…

5 Simple Happy Family Brain Tips

Relieve your Mind with 5 Simple Brainy Tips to Reduce Stress and Bring More Smiles! Want days that are happier and smoother? Keeping your child’s brain in mind can help to make a very positive difference. Easily meeting a few of the needs of the brain contributes greatly to more smiles in your day. When provided…

Play Is Invaluable!

Do you daydream? Studies show that the brain is not idle during daydreaming. While imagining, the brain is actually very active. Imaginative, self-directed play is simply essential for cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. Through play children become smarter and less stressed. Too often it is thought that the best way to help children develop…

Nurturing Brains: Think Nutrition & More!

Often when we hear the term "healthy" we generally think in terms of our body. However, realizing the positive impact healthy habits have on our brains and the dramatic effect they have on children can make a remarkable difference. When presenting on the effects nutrition has on a child's brain, learning and behavior, I commonly…

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Is There a Need for Neuro-Nurturing?

 A baby is filled with possibilities. An infant is born as a beautifully undefinable and significant individual with an exceptional essence within their heart. Each newborn is also born with a very undeveloped brain. The brain is experience dependent, meaning development doesn’t just magically happen. A brain develops based on the combination of the genes…