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Calisthenics and Brain Games for a Child’s Mind

calisthenics-for-a-childs-mind_1Brain Games Aim to Make Kids Smarter (SciAm Mind, requires subscription):
“Scientists have concocted mental fitness regimens to strengthen weak thinking skills in students—in effect, making kids smarter…Psychologists have long believed that thinking capacities such as attention, memory and reasoning were fixed, but evidence is mounting that they are not…A smattering of brain-training workouts has emerged from neuroscience and psychology laboratories, and several of the programs are now being marketed and sold…In many cases, the brain workouts are aimed at kids with learning problems, but some educators are offering them to all children as part of regular instruction.”

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