Events: BrainExpo by Enfagrow – 8 to 11 May 2015

Enfagrow (Mead Johnson Nutrition) presents the 2015 BrainExpo: an educational journey to discover your child’s potential in the 4 key areas of development… Experience an immense 360 degree dome projection and explore some incredible brain science Walk through four interactive worlds and learn how to help support you child’s intellectual, motor, emotional and communication skills Registration […]

Teaching Children How Practicing Mindfulness can Help Them

We have heard over and over again about how mindfulness is great for adults and children alike but sometimes it’s difficult to explain to your children why practicing mindfulness is good. This video will help…  

Mindfulness Resources for Families

Our interest in mindfulness began when we learned about how: mindfulness training can improve working memory, reading comprehension and task focus mindfulness meditation improves learning and memory processes What is Mindfulness Meditation? Mindfulness Meditation is a type of meditation that focuses attention on breathing, bodily sensations and mental relaxation. The primary focus is to concentrate […]

Books: Redefining Intelligence and Achieving Greatness

Scott Barry Kaufman has been on the radar in recent times after I came across a number of his articles on Beautiful Minds – a blog on Scientific American. A psychologist, author, and science writer, Kaufman focusses a lot on two subjects that are very near and dear to me – intelligence and creativity. One of the most interesting things […]

10 Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter

If you want to know how to make your children smarter, there is an excellent overview article on Time: How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science. In a nutshell, these are the factors to consider… Music Lessons (more here) The Dumb Jock Is A Myth Don’t Read To Your Kids, Read With Them […]

Motherhood Magazine Article: Brain Boosters

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There is an interesting article in the January 2013 issue of Motherhood Magazine (Singapore) on Brain Boosters. In a nutshell, the article is about enrichment classes that develop your child’s brain with a focus on Shichida and Heguru. Clicks the images to read the article. If you’re in Singapore, you can find the full article in the […]

My Brilliant Brain: Make Me a Genius

More on this Topic: Part 1 – My Brilliant Brain: Born Genius Part 2 – My Brilliant Brain: Accidental Genius Make Me a Genius In part 3 of My Brilliant Brain, the documentary features Hungarian-born Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar – the first woman to break the gender barrier in a formerly male-dominated game. At the age of 4, […]

My Brilliant Brain: Accidental Genius

See Part 1 – My Brilliant Brain: Born Genius Accidental Genius In part 2 of My Brilliant Brain, the documentary features two “accidental geniuses”: George Widener – a prodigious savant with amazing skills in calendar calculating and art; and Tommy McHugh – the victim of a stroke who recovered and discovered his hidden artistic talent. […]

The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children

The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children Featured

Despite all our highly publicized efforts to improve our schools, the United States is still falling behind. We recently ranked 15th in the world in reading, math, and science. Clearly, more needs to be done. In The Learning Brain, Torkel Klingberg urges us to use the insights of neuroscience to improve the education of our […]

My Brilliant Brain: Born Genius

My Brilliant Brain

In a bid to understand more about giftedness, brain development, the role of nature and nurture, I bought the documentary from National Geographic: My Brilliant Brain – Unlocking Some of the Brain’s Biggest Mysteries. The DVD set comes with two DVDs: My Brilliant Brain My Musical Brain My Brilliant Brain talks about genius from three […]