There are a number of professionals who are dedicated to early childhood brain development. Deborah McNelis, founder and owner of BrainInsights is one of my favorites! Not only does she have a wealth of experience with how children grow, feel and behave – but she has been a well sought after speaker and entrepreneur for years. That is why when her latest product – the NEW Early Brain Development Box Set was delivered to my door this past week, I leapt at the chance of reviewing it and sharing it with readers.
Deborah has been known for her creation of user friendly cards that are chocked full of ideas and activities for people who live with, care for and love young children. This new box set is full of bright photos adorning cards with amazing ideas for engagement and learning. Each one is meant to stimulate developmental milestones including socialization, motor development, communication and skills needed as building blocks for formal learning situations. The unique aspect of this set is that the cards are written as if from the perspective of the child. Give Me, Show Me, Cheer with Me and etc.
As a School Psychologist who works with training staff on developmental and educational issues, I found that this product aligned nicely with Early Head Start and Head Start goals. There is enough involved with this product to make anyone who specializes in child development or pediatric neuro-psychology happily satisfied.
I had an opportunity to ask Deborah what was her main objectives with her latest addition to her already successful product line. She replied: “The main point I am trying to promote is that this set is ideal for parenting programs, teachers, homevisitors, therapists, and pediatricians. It makes it very easy and affordable for them to provide insights and ideas to parents, if they can’t afford to provide brain packets for each family.”
I would have to agree, at under $50 for the ENTIRE set this is almost a “steal”. I would deem the NEW Early Brain Development Box set perfect as a baby gift or an addition to any early childhood centers or schools.
Pre-order information can be found here: BrainInsightsOnline
Note: I received a set of cards gratis from my colleague via 411 Voices, Deborah McNelis. They were donated to a young family following the completion of this blog.