Brain-based early learning activities : connecting theory and practice

| December 13, 2010

Title: Brain-based early learning activities : connecting theory and practice
Author: Nikki Darling-Kuria
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2010.
Check it out: LB1062 .D36 2010

From the Publisher: Give children stronger, more meaningful learning experiences with 80 brain-based activities that engage both hemispheres of the brain. Each activity promotes learning in the areas of language, mathematics, science, art, music, and the environment and encourages physical, social, and emotional development. Included are materials lists, extension activities, variations for multi-sensory exploration, components for diversity, and an explanation of the brain connections being made.Brain-Based Early Learning Activities also provides a comprehensive overview of early brain development and key components necessary to create a brain-based early learning environment. Softbound, 264 pages.

About the author: Nikki Darling-Kuria is a family child care professional, an adjunct college professor at Frederick Community College in Maryland, and develops curriculum for early care and education programs. With over 15 years of experience in early childhood education, Nikki has served the field in various ways as a state licensed and nationally accredited family child care provider, communications chair for the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), local community newspaper columnist, and writer for NAFCC’s publication, The National Perspective.

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