Brain — Multisensory Learning

Twelve Days of Christmas: How an Old Game Improves Brain Function

It is that time of the year when you have most likely heard Christmas songs played everywhere. Since we are focusing on counting this December, with the release of the updated I Can Sing from 1 to 10, there is one Christmas song in particular that I have been thinking about: “The 12 Days of Christmas.” This song has its roots in a simple childhood game that has the power to significantly improve brain function! Let's take a look at how memory games impact the brain.   What are the 12 Days of Christmas The history of this song can be traced back to the early 17th century, where French children sang a version called, “In Those Twelve Days.” It...

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3 Constants Regarding Children & How They Learn

It’s 2017. Uncertainty and change are a way of life. Many of us are in a “wait and see” holding pattern regarding our children’s education; one anxious eye on Washington and the other on our kids. Running in a loop through our minds is, “What will they do, and how will it impact my child?” In the midst of uncertainty, we will derive strength by focusing on things we know won’t change. Keeping our goals and priorities clearly in view will ground us and keep us moving forward in a positive, productive way for the benefit of our children. Because I work and advocate for young learners, three constants rise to the surface for me: Children and their unique learning...

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