What If EVERYONE Understood?

In the introduction of her important book, Rae Pica writes: "... I speculate about how different things might be if everyone understood child development. When I hear stories of small children who are bewildered, frustrated and even defeated in their earliest school experiences, trying with brave determination to do what is asked of them and…

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…

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…