What You Can Do to Stimulate Your Child During the Critical First Three Years.
Has science shoved parents out of the nursery? Judging from the steady stream of headlines, biologists seem to have discovered a gene for every aspect of behaviour. Now Winifred Conkling shows that nurture has not lost the battle with nature. Parents can take positive steps to help their children reach their full potential, especially during the first three years of life, when nurture and nature interact as neurons grow and spread in the child's brain.
Conkling tells parents how to make practical use of this research, with advice on how to:
- Create a nurturing environment as a child's brain is wired for learning
- Encourage movement and motor development
- Foster a child's emotional health and personal identity
- Make toy and food choices appropriate at each stage of development
With specific advice, readable charts and timetables, and accessible writing, Winifred Conkling translates the latest scientific discoveries into new hope for parents.