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What analogy can a teacher use to teach a child about neuroplasticity? It'd be easier to explain this to an adult, but a child probably doesn't know enough to understand neuroplasticity. Do you know or have you heard of an analogy that explains neuroplasticity?

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what's the age group? – JunJun May 13 '14 at 16:40
Sorry, I should have added that. Between 8-11. – Furkanzmc May 14 '14 at 4:28
Can you use some kind of metaphor to explain it to them, if you are not teaching them details of neuroplasticity? Since kids are very young."Brain plasticity (from the Greek word ‘plastos’ meaning molded)..."Maybe you can compare brain to a molding putty.I ,as adult, see plasticity of brain as a tree,having thicker branches where behavior is repeated,and thinner branches for things less repeated.Strong vs Weak connections.You could use any such metaphor to explain it to them. :) Neuroplasticity was never mentioned in my school,and I'm 25 now. :) – JunJun May 14 '14 at 10:17
That's a good idea. Thank you. I also thought about building a new town, making it bigger and stronger little by little. The people of that town work hard and get the town to a city. And that's the same with brains. How is that? – Furkanzmc May 14 '14 at 14:27
Using that I came up with a story like this I'm not big on writing but it tells the main idea. – Furkanzmc May 14 '14 at 18:51

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