Invaluable Insights Directly From a Baby!

ANNA HAS INSIGHTS… and questions!   Anna says………Good morning! I just woke up and see I am in my crib. I feel good after having all those hours of sleep. I can’t fully express that feeling yet, so I just coo a little to myself. But wait… the feeling of contentment is beginning to fade. I…

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…

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…

Awareness Makes The Difference

What children need most is adults that understand development!  "When we know better, we do better."  ~ Maya Angelou Envision a world filled with happy children who are eager to learn, are healthy, feel confident in their abilities, have well developed language, strong math and reading skills, are creative and curious, get along with other…

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Neuro-Nurturing… What does that mean?

When most people think of early brain development they might think mainly of academic knowledge or intelligence building. But in order for children to really thrive and reach their own unique potential they need what I term, Neuro-Nurturing®. This encompasses four essential elements that contribute to a child's optimal early brain development which in turn…