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Optimal Brain Development

Discuss your role as a teacher or caregiver in a child's life in terms of promoting optimal brain development through exposure to various experiences. Give three examples of appropriate stimulation (activities) you can employ in the classroom or daycare center to promote learning. How can you include activities outside the classroom that will reinforce the learning? How can you involve the parents and community resources (i.e., fieldtrips)? Lastly, include information on a field trip you could take your class on in your local area that would extend the learning that you included in one of your sample activities.

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As the post topic implies, a teacher that understands brain development will give a child an important edge in life. According to Rima Shore in Rethinking the Brain, the first three years of a child's life are the most critical in brain development. From birth and even before the brain is ready to learn, where the synapses are developing during this critical period. As the literature says, this is why those who are born into ...

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Examples of appropriate stimulation and activities that can be used in the classroom or daycare center for
brain development through stimulation is discussed.