Ten Ways to Help Your Child Grow Brain Connections
By Connie Reza
- Visit the library or museum. Join a summer reading programs or camps.
- Read to your child 3 times or more times a week for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Visit the zoo. Identify and research an animal.
- Watch a movie. Identify the characters, theme, setting, conflict, plot, resolution
- Involve the child in household activities.
- Cooking (measuring, mixing, reading recipes)
- Cleaning (laundry, dishes, vacuuming).
- Organizing (closets, shelves, toys (sort and classify).
- Shopping (groceries, clothes, household items).
- Paying bills (post office, bank, light company)
- Play board games.
- Take nature walks to observe birds, habitats, plants, insects, etc.
- Join sport activities.
- Visit ethnic restaurants, shopping centers, celebrations
- Volunteer with your child to care for a pet, water plants, pick-up mail or newspaper.
Today, CM Educate continues to train teachers implement brain-based learning strategies and collaborative environments for all children ages three to seven. In 2007, CM Educate delivered training to 47 teachers and impacted 1,034 children in the Houston area. In addition, $7,900 was spent to purchase consumables that facilitated the delivery of thirty-seven units by these teachers and $42,242.00 was awarded to teachers who met requirements for the CONNIE® Grant Award.
CM Educate continues to expand its knowledge base by projecting full implementation of the CONNIE® Model in seven urban early childhood centers beginning academic school year 2008 and ending 2012. Approximately 10,168 high risk children will be affected by this project in the course of four years.
Media & News Releases
July 27, 2008 KSBJ 89.3 radio interviews Connie Reza, Dr. Martha Diaz, Barbara Turner and Leslie Gauna
January 25, 2008 The CONNIE® Model is redefining science teaching and learning in…
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