12 episodes

Raising Healthy Kid Brains helps moms and teachers understand how children’s brains work and what they can do to set them up for success. Discover the critical elements of supporting a child’s healthy brain development, psychological factors that influence emotional development, and simple suggestions to encourage the creativity and curiosity of life-long learners.

Join your host, Amy Nielson, Founder of Planning Playtime, a provider of game-changing educational programs and resources to moms and teachers, as she and her guests discuss the importance of understanding child development.

This is the show for you if you find yourself asking questions like:

*Am I communicating effectively with my child?
*How can I build a bonding experience with my child?
*What exactly are the structures, limits, and boundaries for children?
*Why are good parent-teacher relationships important?
*What benchmarks should I focus on in early childhood?

To learn more, visit planningplaytime.com

Raising Healthy Kid Brains Amy Nielson

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

Raising Healthy Kid Brains helps moms and teachers understand how children’s brains work and what they can do to set them up for success. Discover the critical elements of supporting a child’s healthy brain development, psychological factors that influence emotional development, and simple suggestions to encourage the creativity and curiosity of life-long learners.

Join your host, Amy Nielson, Founder of Planning Playtime, a provider of game-changing educational programs and resources to moms and teachers, as she and her guests discuss the importance of understanding child development.

This is the show for you if you find yourself asking questions like:

*Am I communicating effectively with my child?
*How can I build a bonding experience with my child?
*What exactly are the structures, limits, and boundaries for children?
*Why are good parent-teacher relationships important?
*What benchmarks should I focus on in early childhood?

To learn more, visit planningplaytime.com

    11. Gross Motor Skill Development with Margaret Rice

    11. Gross Motor Skill Development with Margaret Rice

    Do you feel like your kids are spending too much time on their screens? Does it seem like kids these days don’t get nearly as much recess time as they used to? Are you worried about how that affects them? 
    In today's episode, Margaret Rice provides a number of tips, tricks, and activities to help you incorporate movement into your child’s day, get them off the screen, and help them understand how their body moves and co-exists with others.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://planningplaytime.com/11
    Help us unlock some fun surprises for you and your kiddo to celebrate the podcast launch! Find out how here: https://planningplaytime.com/podcastlaunch/

    • 30 min
    10. Bumps to the Head and Other Brain Health Stuff with Dr. Thomas Tervort

    10. Bumps to the Head and Other Brain Health Stuff with Dr. Thomas Tervort

    Has your child ever hit their head, leaving you concerned about how it might impact their brain? Have you ever wondered what exactly is going on inside their tiny little heads?
    Join Dr. Trevort and me for a great discussion on how to tell if your child’s brain is injured, how the activities that help us heal also help us grow, and how to guide your children to eat foods that will support their brains. 
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://planningplaytime.com/10
    Help us unlock some fun surprises for you and your kiddo to celebrate the podcast launch! Find out how here: https://planningplaytime.com/podcastlaunch/

    • 24 min
    9. How To Use Less Negative Language With Your Kids

    9. How To Use Less Negative Language With Your Kids

    Do you know what negative language is? Chances are, you probably use it with your child and may not even realize it. That’s why this week on the podcast we’re talking all about negative language and how it impacts our kiddos.
    Join me on the podcast today for a deeper dive into negative language, why it’s ineffective, and how to notice if you’re using it. I’ll even share some examples of the type of language you should use instead!
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://planningplaytime.com/9
    Help us unlock some fun surprises for you and your kiddo to celebrate the podcast launch! Find out how here: https://planningplaytime.com/podcastlaunch/

    • 9 min
    8. How Food Changes Your Brain with Charlie Evans

    8. How Food Changes Your Brain with Charlie Evans

    Do you feel like sugar hijacks your child’s brain? Do you want to learn about what you can do to keep big spikes in blood sugar from affecting their memory and their learning? 
    On this week’s episode, Charlie Evans and I talk about how blood sugar spikes impact the hippocampus, strategies around macronutrients, and tips for making sure your kiddos are listening to their body’s needs when it comes to food. 
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://planningplaytime.com/8
    Help us unlock some fun surprises for you and your kiddo to celebrate the podcast launch! Find out how here: https://planningplaytime.com/podcastlaunch/

    • 17 min
    7. Helping Your Child Understand Their Feelings with Bree Nelson

    7. Helping Your Child Understand Their Feelings with Bree Nelson

    What makes us feel sad or mad? Is it what happens to us, or is it something else? Most of us grew up thinking that it is the thing that happens to us that causes an emotional reaction, but this week’s guest will change how you think about feelings—and how you feel them. Bree Nelson joins me for a great conversation about how to understand your feelings better, why you should try on thoughts like clothes, and the importance of taking emotional responsibility.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://planningplaytime.com/7
    Help us unlock some fun surprises for you and your kiddo to celebrate the podcast launch! Find out how here: https://planningplaytime.com/podcastlaunch/

    • 31 min
    6. Understanding Attention, ADHD, and the Frontal Lobe with Dr. Alina Fong

    6. Understanding Attention, ADHD, and the Frontal Lobe with Dr. Alina Fong

    What is the frontal lobe, and what role does it play in your child’s brain? On this week’s episode of the podcast, I look at how the slow development of the frontal lobe affects our children’s ability to be able to reason, how it can lead them to have impulse behavior, and tips for healthy brain development in a fun and interesting conversation with Dr. Alina Fong.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://planningplaytime.com/6
    Help us unlock some fun surprises for you and your kiddo to celebrate the podcast launch! Find out how here: https://planningplaytime.com/podcastlaunch/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

TeachingLittlesNJ ,

Awesome math/game episode

Such valuable info on game playing and how it supports number sense.

edwardsjf ,

Great podcast!

The podcast is quick and filled with science as well as application for how to put the information to immediate use!

ideapacked ,

Very Informative

I teach Pre K 1 in a daycare setting. I’m always researching for information on how to handle the four-year-olds on their level. This podcast is perfect to remind me of how my behavior should be toward the children. It’s quick, straightforward, and just what I need to start my day! Love it!

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