By Cameron Crane
What does your brain do?
Tyler (9 years old): Your brain makes you think, and learn. Pretty much everything you know comes from your brain. It’s what makes it so you can think and talk and move and everything like that.
Ethan (8 years old): Your brain is what makes you smart.
Alexa (8 years old): It helps you remember things and makes you think.
What else do you know about the brain?
Tyler: It’s in your head. It’s soft and looks kind of like a football. But it’s not like a football really. It’s different because it’s more soft and more round.
Ethan: Ummm, it makes you smart. And it’s big or smaller for different people. It can do a lot of things.
Alexa: It’s in your head and it’s really important, because without it I don’t know what you would do. Probably you would just be confused.
How does your brain work?
Tyler: It’s like we are a robot. It controls everything you do.
Ethan: I don’t know, it just does!
Alexa: Well, when you learn things your brain learns them too.
In one of our books, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, we talk about how you can stretch your brain, or make it stronger, by practicing things that are hard for us. What is something that is hard for you, and how do you practice it?
Tyler: Soccer. Well it’s not hard for me. But I have basketball practice sometimes and it’s good because I can practice with my team.
Ethan: I have lots of practices. In school we have recorders so we are learning to play. And our teacher gives us homework to practice.
Alexa: I practice the piano