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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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