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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Cómo la gratitud ayuda a tu cerebro

There are many health benefits attributed to gratitude due to its chemical effects on the brain.  Positive thinking increases serotonin and dopamine while decreasing cortisol.  Being in the habit of positive thinking helps you see more positives in your daily life.

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El impacto del dominio hemisférico en el aprendizaje de la lectura

El hecho es que pensamos y aprendemos usando ambos lados de nuestro cerebro. Sin embargo, cada uno de nosotros tiene un hemisferio dominante que dicta nuestras fortalezas de aprendizaje, impacta nuestra visión del mundo y determina cómo funcionamos en él. Es importante para nosotros comprender las fortalezas de nuestros hijos para enseñarles a leer con éxito.

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