Kickstarting Mobility

By Charles Solis / May 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Kickstarting Mobility

We are often asked, “What is the most important thing that I can do for my child’s brain?”  The answer may surprise you. Put your child in the prone position, which is to say, on his tummy! That’s it. No fancy, expensive toys or equipment. No mommy/baby classes. No iPads. All you need is a…

Read More

Celebrating Mom!

By Charles Solis / May 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Celebrating Mom!

Since Mother’s Day is celebrated today throughout much of the world, we want to shine a big spotlight on the critical role mothers play in the process of a child’s development. The importance is so much broader and deeper than most people realize. Mom’s job begins early! Shortly after conception, before she even knows that…

Read More

Harnessing Brain Plasticity: The Second Law of Brain Development

By Charles Solis / May 8, 2018 /

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes myelin, and myelin makes perfect.” – Daniel Coyle, The Talent Code In our first blog post about the science of brain development, we established  that the brain grows through use. You will remember that, just like with muscles, it does so because it is subject to a very basic law…

Read More

Cheers to Asking Questions – How to Develop Your Toddler’s Understanding

By Conceição Solis / May 2, 2018 /

In our previous blog, How to Best Develop Your Baby’s Understanding we discussed the fact that children who are spoken to a lot and from birth develop understanding earlier and generally have a more sophisticated and mature understanding of language. As a result, they tend to have better cognitive function. A key element to remember is…

Read More

BFK Book Review: Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever

By Juliana Gaither / April 24, 2018 / Comments Off on BFK Book Review: Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever

Richard Scarry books have been around for decades. There are lots of them in the series so if you’re kids are into them you’ll have lots to choose from as they grow. The Best Word Book Ever is a great one to start with. Name of Book: Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever Book Category:…

Read More

How to Develop Your Baby’s Understanding!

By Conceição Solis / April 17, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Develop Your Baby’s Understanding!

Children are born with a natural instinct to learn. They are constantly trying to figure out how something works: feeling it, picking stuff up, tasting everything! They love to learn. There is nothing better than looking at the world through a child’s eyes. It is a wonderful thing to experience. The more you teach a…

Read More

The Brain Grows Through Use

By Charles Solis / April 12, 2018 / Comments Off on The Brain Grows Through Use

In Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit asks the King, “Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” “Begin at the beginning”, the King replies gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” And so we shall! Raising a BrainFit Kid is a heck of a lot of…

Read More

What to Expect from BFK

By Charles Solis / April 10, 2018 / Comments Off on What to Expect from BFK

We are super excited about the launch of our new website and free email course. BrainFit Kids is a labor of love. It is the culmination of two lifetimes of research, learning, and experience; combined with the passionate application of that knowledge by two very dedicated parents. It has taken several years of hard work…

Read More

Parenting With the Brain in Mind

By Charles Solis / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Parenting With the Brain in Mind

Welcome to the BrainFit Kids blog. We’re so happy that you found us. If you’re a new parent, congratulations on landing the most important job in the world! Our goal at BrainFit Kids is to help you raise children who are smart, capable, and compassionate. Children who have self-confidence, are not afraid to try new…

Read More