What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life (Paperback)
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Bantam, 9780553378252, 544pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2000
how a baby's brain is -assembled- from scratch
the critical prenatal factors that shapebrain development
how the birthing process itself affects the brain
which forms of stimulation are most effective at promoting cognitive development
how boys' and girls' brains develop differently
how nutrition, stress, and other physical and social factors can permanently affect a child's brain
Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, What's Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains.
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Praise For What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life…
"With impressive depth and clarity, Eliot...offers a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge about infant and early childhood brain development...Popular science at its best."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review