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Magic Trees of the Mind by Marian Diamond and Janet Hopson

Magic Trees of the Mind

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Magic Trees of the Mind by Marian Diamond and Janet Hopson
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Jan 01, 1999 | ISBN 9780452278301

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“Wonderful… an excellent resource and activity guide for children ages one through twelve.”—Rebecca Shore, Baby Teacher: Nurturing Neural Networks from Birth to Age Five
“More than 35 years ago, Marian Diamond, a distinguished neuroanatomist in Berkeley, was part of a University of California research team whose imaginative experiments yielded a wealth of insights into rat behavior—and later into the plasticity of the growing human brain. A consequence of that groundbreaking research, and much that followed, is this remarkable book—both a guide for perplexed parents and an absorbing tale of scientific discovery. Its provocative subtitle offers a promise that the authors fulfill abundantly.”—David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle
“Diamond and Hopson bring hard science up to the standards of common sense… Diamond, a researcher at UC-Berkeley, and science journalist Hopson bring a clear and steady gaze to material that could have overwhelmed less able writers. The valuable nearly 100-page resource guide includes extensive lists of recommended books and toys for children grouped by age level and by gender.”—Publishers Weekly

Table Of Contents

Magic Trees of the MindPrologue and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Experience Is the Best Sculptor

1: Trees That Grow So Fair: Neural Forests of the Mind

2: An Enchanted Thing: The Brain’s Network of Connections

3: Feed My Brain: Influences in the Womb
An Enrichment Program for the Unborn Child

4: Dreaming Eyes of Wonder: Nurturing the Very Young
An Enrichment Program for Babies and Toddlers

5: These Become Part of the Child: Stimulating the Mind in the Preschool Years
An Enrichment Program for Preschool Children

6: Letting the Future In: The Power Of Experience in Middle Childhood
An Enrichment Program for Grade School Children

7: Plant Another Tree: Continuing Mental Development in Adolescence
An Enrichment Program for Teenagers

8: Learning Not by Chance: Enrichment in the Classroom

9: As Morning Shows the Day: How Social Factors Shape Future Minds

Resource Guide: Additional Tools for Enrichment
Articles / Books / Organizations / On-line Resources / Catalogs and Commercial Sources / Parent-Recommended Enrichment Tools


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