Nathan Wallis - The Developing Brain – What 2-7-year old’s need to know
“The fundamental mistake we make is thinking that our 2-year-old is a little 7-year-old and that the earlier we get them ready to be 7, by teaching them numeracy and literacy, the better off they will be later on in life. That’s just not how your child’s brain develops.”– Nathan Wallis
Captivating audiences over 200 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia & Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis brings his talk "The Developing Brain - What 2-7-year old's need to know", back to Auckland.
Nathan Wallis provides an informative narrative on how our day-to-day interactions with children and young people, significantly the early years, plays a critical role in defining later outcomes for our children and for our future.
With a profound reputation as a lively and engaging speaker, Nathan uses humor and plain language to make this complex topic burst into life. So, here’s your chance to get all the latest brain development research from a valid source, in a way that’s made to make sense.
In this presentation Nathan will briefly guide you through the stages of brain development that occur through childhood. So, you will walk away with an understanding of how yours and your child’s brain work, so you know that a lot of it is normal development and not in fact your fault – Phew!
Then Nathan will take an in-depth look at what your 2-7-year old really needs to know. There is no dispute in the research, you will produce a more intelligent child in a free-play, child-lead environment, where parents and teachers are responsive to the child’s creativity.
“A lot of intelligence is problem-solving and problem-solving is hugely dependent on creativity. Creatively largely comes online, between the ages of 2-7, in a free-play environment.” – Nathan Wallis.
Now don’t worry about not being able to understand it! While Nathan has all the qualifications and academic creed, he comes from a background of being a foster child, father of three, grandfather of two and foster parent to many. His unique “tell you how it is” style will have you captivated, and you will walk away jam-packed with “ah” moments.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Nathan Wallis speak. Get in quick as this event will sell out.