Learning About the Brain
Understanding that our brains can grow and change helps kids to believe in their own power to develop a growth mindset and learn new things. These books offer a great introduction to the way the brain works and how we can stretch our knowledge and abilities.
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It by JoAnn Deak; Illustrated by Sarah Ackerley
Kids learn about the many jobs a brain takes on each day and about how to build new brain skills
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The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain by JoAnn Deak and Terrence Deak; Illustrated by Freya Harrison
This award-winning book for tweens and teens looks at how the brain functions and develops during these critical years. An important focus is the ability to learn from mistakes and build on one’s strengths
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Book Works are book recommendations by Communication Works (CW) that support speech, language, social and emotional growth for children.
Article by Elizabeth Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist & Executive Director of Communication Works