This title offers a practical psychological approach to children's intellectual development. At least one in ten children is born clever enough to make him or her outstanding in some way. The aim of this book is to maximize the child's chances of growing up with a bright and lively mind. Advice is given on stimulating and entertaining a new-born baby, how young minds develop and learn, ways to make learning fun for pre-school-age children and how to encourage motivation at school, as well as providing specific help on subjects such as dyslexia, learning to read, and children who are brighter than their age group.
Joan Freeman is Professor in the School of Education at Middlesex University, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Founding President of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA). She was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2007 by the British Psychological Society.