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Brain bootcamp II: Train your brain for reading

Dec 27, 2009 | By Gillian FitzGerald
With all the studies milling around showing how early readers succeed more easily at school and possibly later in life, it's hard not to get despondent if your child is not quite there yet. Maybe it's by a little. Or maybe it's by a lot. Either or, does this mean your ...
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Brain bootcamp: Nurture above nature

Dec 14, 2009 | By Gillian FitzGerald
Writing on all matters development is a bit like peeling a onion. Every time you lift off a layer of new insights, you find another nuance or perspective underneath. Which is why my initial coverage of the brain and its relationship to learning and development has turned into a bit ...