Sue Atkins In Conversation With ….. Deborah McNelis of BrainInsights discussing the importance of early communication with babies.

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Deborah McNelis of Braininsights


I was delighted to  interview and chat to  my friend Deborah McNelis M.Ed as she is an Early Brain Development Specialist and owner of Brain Insights, the award-winning author of the unique and beautiful ‘Brain Development Series’ of pocket sized brain activity packets (in English or Spanish) and ‘Naturally Developing Young Brains.’ Deborah McNelis’ pioneering work is to create a clear understanding of the experiences children need and deserve in their early years starting when they are babies. Deborah regularly  appears on a wide range of media platforms including radio shows & in magazines.

I ask her why understanding early brain development in the early childhood years is so critical for the most positive long term outcomes for children,  why play is so important to a child’s brain development & how early relationships affect a child’s learning?




Author and Expert Speaker: Deborah McNelis

The goal of Brain Insights is to create an awareness and understanding of early brain development on the part of every adult through inspiring and engaging presentations and through beautiful, practical, and unique materials. Through easy to use brain activity packets in English and Spanish, parents, educators, home visitors, social workers, child care providers, foster parents, and medical professionals can easily make a positive difference in the lives of young children’s brain development. Providing loving interaction and play through everyday activities is made extremely easy for busy adults.

Click here to discover more about the amazing work of Deborah McNelis

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