Today we continue with learning and development. Last day we looked into “learning.” Today we will focus on the child’s brain.
Nowhere is learning more dramatic than in the way a child learns to speak and communicate. This program shows how we acquire and cultivate language—perhaps the greatest hallmark of being human. Viewers learn how, in adults, the language center of the brain resides in the left hemisphere, while most children respond to verbalization with their entire brains. The film also describes how seizures such as those resulting from epilepsy and Rasmussen’s syndrome have a devastating effect on brain development in some children. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Part of the series The Secret Life of the Brain. (56 minutes)
Distributed by PBS Distribution.
Fourth Question Set
Question 22: In a few sentences, please state some of the most important points regarding child development stated in this documentary.
Question 23: How might we apply these understandings (things we know about child development) to the way we structure our preschool and early elementary school environments?