When thinking of ways to try to be healthy, being brain healthy is often not at the top of the list. There are a lot of things you can do to help encourage brain health in your family along with many different activities. Here are a few to do with your family as we are in Brain Awareness Week.
Conversation, both talking and listening, is important. Good conversation promotes connection and asking questions allows your child for comprehensive thinking and to “figure things out” in a safe and loving environment. It also encourage problem solving.
Beyond the relational aspect, family game nights are great for boosting brain skills and keeping your thinking sharp. Games teach strategy, memory, visual processing, logic & reasoning, and other skills that you (and your kids) need for success in school and life. Here is Reader's Digest best brain boosting games list.
Another way to encourage brain health is with foods containing Omega 3 Fatty Acids. For more on that check out the this blog post.
As the leaves begin to change colors and pumpkins adorn porches, it's the perfect time to talk about composting during the fall season. Composting is not only a sustainable way to reduce waste, but it can also transform your garden soil into nutrient-rich goodness. There are various fall items you can add to your compost pile to enrich your soil and promote a healthier environment. Additionally, the delightful children's book, "Soil Magic," teaches young readers about composting and the items that can be composted.