Stuff in the ‘Dr. Laura Jana’ Category

19 February, 2015

THE TODDLER BRAIN: 5 Early Connections That Can Change Children’s Lives, Laura Jana, MD

Pediatrician, media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and coauthor of Heading Home with Your Newborn, Dr. Laura Jana’s THE TODDLER BRAIN: 5 Early Connections that Can Change Children’s Lives, drawing on the latest research in child development and neuroscience to explain why people are more likely to become adept at the most vital 21st century skills such as solving problems, modifying behaviors and handling complex actions if they develop the building blocks for these important capabilities in early childhood, with specific actions for parents to foster these abilities. (Da Capo/Perseus Publishing/World English Language Rights, 2016)

18 November, 2014

Five Essential Connections from the Playroom to the Boardroom

Dr. Laura Jana is no ordinary pediatrician.  The author of successful books on childhood development published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Jana makes fascinating connections here with her TedX talk on how to raise productive kids in the 21st century. It turns out that the workforce skills our children will need to make it at age 18 are the very same ones that need to be cultivated before age 5, when a lot of brain circuitry is laid down.  Take a listen…