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Kids. 10 Surprising Brain Builders for Preschoolers. Ava is having a great time with her electronic animal sounds game.

10 Surprising Brain Builders for Preschoolers

When the computerized voice hee-haws, the two-year-old cries out, “dun-kee!” And presses the donkey picture on the touch pad. This gizmo also has games for identifying colours, number and shapes. Ava now knows two dozen animals and 30 colours, including obscure ones like magenta. Three-year-old Tyler and his dad are “camping” in the spare bedroom. Which of these activities does the most to help a child get ready to learn at school? There’s nothing wrong with Ava learning the names of animals and colours, but Tyler’s imaginary camping game is actually doing more to prepare him to be a good learner.

Huh? When we think about brain power, we tend to think about intelligence and knowledge. The make believe camping game gives Tyler a chance to exercise most of these skills — more later about exactly how. Sounds like a stretch? Diamond has been studying aspects of preschool executive function for many years. One word of caution. Home - Richard Louv. The Great Parenting Show. Don't forget to bookmark this page so you can return to it whenever you like Starting from September 20th, the interview mp3s will be made available for download 24 hours after the call, The transcripts will be available for download 5-7 days after the interview.

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