Baby Teacher

Baby Teacher

Nurturing Neural Networks From Birth to Age Five

Book - 2002
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Shore, a professor of education and a parent, proposes that infants and young children can take in and process far more complex data from their environment than was previously thought. She overviews research findings that show how an enriched environment can increase neural networking in the infant brain, and combines them with material on the history of music and theories of child development. Tips offered for stimulating development in young children are similar to those found in other parenting books. Shore teaches in the Graduate School of Education and Educational Leadership at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Rowman and Littllefield
Ever wonder what is going on in a baby's brain? Or how you can best nurture a child's natural development? Or why exactly Bach is better than Mozart for babies? This book will explain why. No technical knowledge is necessary, as Shore makes recent neurological findings accessible to all those who come into contact with young children. Everything a baby experiences in his or her first five years is building the foundation of life's learning potential through the formation of neural networks in the brain. Through increasing the complexity of the early childhood environment in developmentally appropriate ways, we can nurture these neural networks. The visionary educational leader must look beyond the traditional boundaries of the K-12 system, and towards the space between the maternity ward and the kindergarten door.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780810842847
Characteristics: xix, 185 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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