The Whole-Brain Child
by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
“The Whole-Brain Child” is an Our Neighborhood favorite. We appreciate the authors deep and insightful break down of the current brain research. “The Whole-Brain Child” shares practical tools without straying from the heart of the research being shared. This book is geared for children who are a bit older. The early chapters are helpful for the toddler age but by age three children can likely manage most of the “Whole-Brain Strategies”.
- Practical examples, comics, and stories really add to the learning.
- Siegel's description of mental wellness and being in the flow of the river is powerful.
- The idea of storytelling and explanation of how storytelling helps the brain is really impactful.
- I just want more!
- Sometimes the simplifying of the research can go too far.