Brain Development in Early Childhood

Hutton, J., Horowitz-Kraus, T., Mendelsohn, A., DeWitt, T., & Holland, S. (2015). Home Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to Stories. Pediatrics, 136(3). Web.

The article aimed at illustrating the essence of home reading exposure on neural activation of the left side of the brain. The source is relevant to a wide array of an audience including teachers, researchers, and parents. The information from the article is credible because the authors are experts in pediatrics and are affiliated with reputable organizations. The work is relevant to the current topic, which focuses on early childhood because it helps to understand strategies of brain development, which are important considering the essence of positive brain development during early life. The work is related to those by Carson et al. (2016) and Lauritzen et al. (2016), which also dwell on strategies that can be used to aid in molding the brain constructively.

Carson, V., Hunter, S., Kuzik, N., Wiebe, S. A., Spence, J. C., Friedman, A., Tremblay, M. S., Slater, L., & Hinkley, T. (2016). Systematic review of physical activity and cognitive development in early childhood. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 19(7), 573–578. Web.

Carson et al. (2016) present a systematic review to show the association between physical activity and cognitive development in early life. Carson and others are scholars at the University of Alberta and researchers well-versed in factors that promote brain development as they have made other publications in this area. The source is informative to educators who develop and implement educational policies and programs. Just like the other two entries, this reference is an addition to the repository of literature on factors which promote brain development and elucidate the role of physical activity as one of the factors.

Lauritzen, L., Brambilla, P., Mazzocchi, A., Harsløf, L. B., Ciappolino, V., & Agostoni, C. (2016). DHA Effects in Brain Development and Function. Nutrients, 8(1), 6. Web.

Lauritzen et al. (2016) show the role of quality nutrition in brain development by highlighting the importance of the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is needed at different stages of life where childhood is part. The coalition of merited scholars working in well-known universities alongside the fact that they have made other publications on this topic enhances the credibility of this research article. The information is valuable to researchers, nutritionists, and nurses, as well as caregivers on essential dietary components during early childhood. The article is in congruence with the rest because it highlights the factors that should be considered for a child’s brain development in early life. It sheds light on the role of DHA in fostering brain development.

References

Carson, V., Hunter, S., Kuzik, N., Wiebe, S. A., Spence, J. C., Friedman, A., Tremblay, M. S., Slater, L., & Hinkley, T. (2016). Systematic review of physical activity and cognitive development in early childhood. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 19(7), 573–578. Web.

Hutton, J., Horowitz-Kraus, T., Mendelsohn, A., DeWitt, T., & Holland, S. (2015). Home Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to Stories. Pediatrics, 136(3). Web.

Lauritzen, L., Brambilla, P., Mazzocchi, A., Harsløf, L. B., Ciappolino, V., & Agostoni, C. (2016). DHA Effects in Brain Development and Function. Nutrients, 8(1), 6. Web.