Summer camps are a great way for children to learn and explore new things. Here are some great benefits of these programs: help kids build a unique interest, allow for a deep dive into new skills, lead to a new type of friendship-building, teach independence and empowerment, allow for confidence to be reinforced by success, lead to creativity, free of judgement.
Want to know some important and fascinating facts about brains and brain research that relate to your child’s development? Here are a few you should learn about: -Scientific research provides the basis for development of early childhood environments, practice, curriculum, staffing and training. -The brain is the only organ that continues to develop and evolve from birth onward, and is the most powerful from birth until puberty. -Making connections strengthens the brain, while slacking on those connections weakens it. -Neuron connections are like roads on a map: those that are used become highways, and those that are not used will fade away. What can you do to take advantage
Ready to learn about your young child’s language center in his or her brain? Here are some facts about this important area: -It is where language skills are stored. -Its learning window is open from birth to ten years of age. -It is important for children to hear many words by age two for a larger vocabulary. -Introducing a second language by age ten will increase a child’s chances of mastery. If you would like to boost your two- or three-year-old’s chances of language success, sign him or her up for our Toddler Fundamentals: Speech & Fine Motors Skills program.
Are you of the impression that children with different skills should only use the left- or right-side of the brain? Think again. Boys and girls of all skill sets should be encouraged to flex both sides of the brain, as the two are needed to learn both spatial and language skills, among others. For instance, it is possible to learn math competencies through music education, or develop critical thinking skills through theater workshops. Parents and teachers alike can encourage the use of the left and right brain hemispheres by providing access to learning activities that enhance both. Did you know
When does early brain development begin to slow down? Early childhood – up to three years of age – leads to the formation of 1,000 trillion new synapses. In fact, the brain’s main duty at this age is to create new brain cell connections. Neurons that are used continue to strengthen throughout childhood, while the rest will begin to disappear – in fact, roughly one-half of those 1,000 trillion synapses present at three years of age will be gone by late adolescence. What can you do to help your strengthen and build brain cells early on? Enroll your child in
Did you know that your child’s brain has an area dedicated to music? Here are facts about “The Music Brain:” -String instrument players have a large area of their sensory cortex dedicated to their left hand’s fingering digits. -Its learning window is from three to ten years. -Most concert-level music performers begin playing at age five or earlier. -It is very difficult to learn an instrument as an adult. Is there a program that can help your child learn music skills early on? There is at the International Talent Academy! Our Little Mozarts Explorers class is open to children ages
Ready to learn about your young child’s language center in his or her brain? Here are some facts about this important area: -It is where
When does early brain development begin to slow down? Early childhood – up to three years of age – leads to the formation of 1,000