E-News - February 2013

February 12, 2013

CEECD / SKC-ECD - WHAT'S NEW?

A NEW TOPIC IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA
   
              
Executive functions are the cognitive abilities needed to control and regulate our thoughts, emotions and actions. Given the long maturation process of executive function skills, children are acutely sensitive to early experiences that can either hinder or boost their abilities.

To learn more, consult the complete folder on Cognitive stimulation (executive functions).

A NEW INFORMATION SHEET FOR PARENTS

Cognitive stimulation (executive functions): Help your child think before acting

Music, yoga, cognitive games, pretend play or martial arts are some of the activities than can improve your child’s executive functions.

“All young children will struggle to resist temptations, plan ahead, regulate their emotions and stay on task: it’s just the way the brain works at this age.”
      
~ J. Bruce Morton, PhD, Topic Editor
       
This topic and the information sheet are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
     
Contact us at cedje-ceecd@umontreal.ca to get free paper copies of this information sheet.
        
       
 
       
We are grateful to UNICEF for funding this new topic and the information sheet. 
  

LAST UPDATE: 2016-10-19