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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Think Fast!

Thinking that is fluent, flexible and original takes practice. Our children are not used to thinking "outside the box." They prefer learning that is predictable and routine (even if it's boring). It's safe. The unknown is not safe; it has risk.

One way to encourage fluency (which means to come up with ideas quickly)is to provide daily writing or journal prompts. Even at home, you can encourage kids to write. The more they write, they better writers they will become. Paired with nutrient-rich foods, their brains will make more permanent connections and be able to access information stored quickly.

I highly recommend The Write Brain Workbook as one resource to exercise your brain.

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