Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nurture Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence
Recent cover stories in Time and Newsweek have highlighted exciting new discoveries about how a child's mind develops. Scientific research has shown that exposure to the right kind of environment during the first years of life actually affects the physical structure of a child's brain, vastly multiplying the neuron branches - the "magic trees of the mind" - that allow us to learn, think, and remember. At each stage of development, the brain's ability to gain new skills and process information is refined.A leading researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Marian Diamond has been at the forefront of this research. Now Diamond and award-winning science writer Jan Hopson present a comprehensive enrichment program designed to prepare children for a lifetime of learning.Highlights development at all stages of a child's life, from birth to the teenage years.Allows parents to take a positive hands-on role in their children's mental growth.Includes hundreds of toys, books, and activities recommended by parents to enrich a child's mind.Comprehensive directory includes educational organizations, websites, and other resources.Refutes the notion argued in The Bell Curve that intelligence is too difficult and expensive to nurture.Will appeal to readers of Emotional Intelligenceparents who want the very best for their children's development.Marian Diamond is a leading lecturer to parents and educators.