"Your Child's Growing Mind" on Children's Mental Development Book Review by cduexe

"Your Child's Growing Mind" on Children's Mental Development
A review of "Your Child's Growing Mind" by Jane M. Healy.
# 153798 | 1,615 words | 5 sources | APA | 2014 | KE
Published on Jan 23, 2014 in Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper relates that educators and parents have hailed "Your Child's Growing Mind" as a comprehensive window into the process of learning and brain development. The paper outlines how the author looks at the roots of intelligence, creativity, and emotion, and intuitively translates present-day scientific research on the development of a child's brains into practical suggestions for both educators and parents alike. The paper also reviews how Healy examines contemporary issues such as ADHD, the hazards of forcing children to early learning, learning disabilities, and the influence of electronic media on the development of children. The paper asserts that this book is a perfect guideline and resource that can help in the development of a child's personal, mental, and academic processes.


From the Paper:

"Throughout this book, Healy (2011) continuously offers parents and educators a variety of suggestions on how they can assist and participate in the development of children without pushing it. On the core of this book, is the vivid and clear explanations that Healy (2011) offers with regards to the components of learning including reading and writing, arithmetic and spellings through the brain's lens. Particularly, the author illustrates how parents can assist adolescents and young children on how they can become motivated, attentive, be good problem-solvers, and be able to think creatively and critically. Contemporary hot issues affecting education in the world are also incorporated and discussed; these include topics such as the hazards of forced child learning, Ads HD, the advantages and the disadvantages of the every growing electronic media, and to understand learning disorders and disabilities.
"The books offers parents and educators sufficient practical advice and information, most of which she bases on her research into child development and learning, and on her .experience as a specialist in children's learning and development. Healy (2011) enumerates the best incentives and environment that would be ideal enough for teaching children and adolescents in different stages of development. For instance, Healy (2011, p.57) asserts that, an infant-a baby requires a lot of sensory and physical play at its very first development stage. This is so because his/her brain is not yet well developed nor is it ready to engage in conceptual and intellectual-based learning such as spelling, arithmetic or reading."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Eliot, L. (2010). What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life. New York: Random House Publishing Group.
  • Hartson, J., & Payne, B. (2006). Creating Effective Parenting Plans. Belmont, CA: American Bar Association.
  • Healy, J. M. (2011). Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence (3rd ed., p. 432). New York: Crown Publishing Group.
  • Klingberg, T. (2013). The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children. Auckland: Oxford University Press.
  • Martin, C. L., & Fabes, R. (2008). Discovering Child Development. New York: Cengage Learning.

Cite this Book Review:

APA Format

"Your Child's Growing Mind" on Children's Mental Development (2014, January 23) Retrieved March 23, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/your-child-growing-mind-on-children-mental-development-153798/

MLA Format

""Your Child's Growing Mind" on Children's Mental Development" 23 January 2014. Web. 23 March. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/your-child-growing-mind-on-children-mental-development-153798/>