"This valuable, reader-friendly book helps parents, teachers, and others who work with young children understand the complex and amazing processes involved as the young brain grows and develops."
"Sylwester makes a strong case for how neuroscience has changed the knowledge base and offers ways the new knowledge could and should be incorporated into planning for a child’s education. The author’s subtle sense of humor communicates complex conclusions with great effectiveness."
"The book reminds us of the importance of nurturing children during a time when schools are facing the great stress of having students perform on standardized tests. We need to help children develop from their core through nurture, even if that development cannot be measured on a test."