Our brains are amazing!
Did you know that 2 year olds have more neural synapses than we do as adults? Check out this diagram showing synapse formation and then pruning:
The reason our brain does this is that it needs to solidify the neural pathways/synapses that get used the most to make us most able to learn and recall information. The more we build and practice those connections, the more we remember and understand something.
This week’s strategy is a quick explanation that explains how to help connect new information your child is reading to content that they already know- helping them to understand it better and remember it!