The first five years of life carry some of the most important cognitive development, which is why early childhood teachers must be prepared to stimulate healthy brain growth. A framework for meeting those needs is outlined in the new book from Jill Stamm, PhD, called Boosting Brain Power: 52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us.
Stamm’s 52 strategies – one for every week in the year – offer evidence-based instructions for how to bring the concepts to life in the classroom. The book offers a plan for weekly brain-boosting activities for children birth to age 5, all with citations for scientific evidence that supports each strategy.
“Most teachers know that these early years are critical in brain development, but are intimidated by all of the scientific research,” Stamm says. “Boosting Brain Power simplifies the research and explains it with easy-to-implement activities teachers can use immediately in the classroom.”
Boosting Brain Power will be released in May 2016 from Gryphon House, Inc., the leading publisher of educational resources for teachers.
Pre-orders are available now. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Boosting Brain Power: 52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us; ISBN 978-0-87659-359-2; 126 pp.; PB; $12.95.
About the Author
Jill Stamm, PhD, is the cofounder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development. Dr. Stamm has been an associate clinical professor at Arizona State University in Tempe for more than 25 years. She is the developer of Brain Boxes, a unique set of products designed to help adults interact with young children to encourage healthy brain development. She is an international speaker on brain research and serves on the advisory board for the Learning & the Brain Conference series.