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How to Raise a Brighter Child

How to Raise a Brighter Child

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  • How much is a child capable of learning before the age of six?
  • What happens to a child's brain during the preschool years when the body is growing so rapidly?
  • How can working parents make sure their children are getting enough mental stimulation?
  • Should parents help a youngster learn to read before he or she starts the first grade?
  • How can parents safely use computers and the Internet as early learning tools?
  • Is a child's intelligence level actually fixed for life by inherited genes?
You'll find the answers to these and hundreds of other vital questions in this revised and updated edition of this classic parenting guide. How to Raise a Brighter Child incorporates groundbreaking scientific findings on brain development to help you boost your child's potential from birth. Discover specific early learning techniques to aid your child's development of his or her mind -- in his or her own personal style and at the appropriate speed. These are not formal lessons. Most are fascinating games. And they work!
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671035754 | 
  • September 1999
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Chapter One
Your Child's First and Best Teacher: You
How much is your child capable of learning before he's six years old and ready for first grade? What happens to his brain during these preschool years when his body is growing and changing so rapidly?
Is your youngster's intelligence level fixed for life by the genes she inherits? Or can it be raised by the way you care for her at home, long before she ever meets a teacher in a classroom?
As a parent, what can you do to give your child ample opportunity to grow in intelligence during these irreplaceable early years of life?
An explosion of new research into how the brain... see more



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