I first learned about this book by some chiropractors at nutritional & neurology seminars. I’ve almost completed reading it, and I’ve already recommended it to several of my friends who are moms.
Dr. Perlmutter, a neurologist, discusses inexpensive, common-sense, and research-backed methods to increase the IQ of your child and keep him healthy. Topics include memory games, breastfeeding, vaccinations, nutrition, common neurotoxins found around the home, health care, toys, and TV/video games/computers.
Much of the information presented rings familiar with courses I’ve taken in child development psychology, psychology of reading and learning, neurology, and pediatrics.
Games and toys that are recommended are typically inexpensive, rather the recommendations are more based on HOW to effectively incorporate reading with your child, playtime, cognition, memory, and health.
In case you have a short term memory and can’t remember all the recommendations as they’re grouped based on age (infant-6 months all the way through age 12), there is a summary table at the end of each chapter that outlines the basic recommendations per age category. So, check it out!