NEW VIDEO! A Conversation About Reading: Susan R. Johnson, M.D.
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Dr. Johnson freely provides more than 50 articles as resources for parents and teachers on parenting, education, nutrition, and health.
"The brain discovers what the fingers explore... If we don't use our fingers, if in childhood we become "finger blind", the rich network of nerves is impoverished - which represents a huge loss to the brain and thwarts the individual's all round development. If we neglect to develop and train our children's fingers and the creative form building capacity of the hand muscles, then we neglect to develop their understanding of the unity of things; we thwart their aesthetic and creative powers. Those who shape our age old traditions always understood this. But today Western civilization, an information obsessed society that overvalues science and undervalues true worth, has forgotten it all. We are value-damaged" ~ Neurophysiologist Professor Matti Bergström