Rating: 270 Degrees (Out of 360 Degrees)
This book depicted the developing mind in ways I had not thought of with support from the studies that are available. One such concept is that as we grow up our ability to take in worldly information changes from lantern like observations to flashlight or spotlight style observations.
Like a lantern, young brains (babies and toddlers) take in much more information including everything there senses can perceive, but they lack the ability to focus and remove the background "noise" of all the information or data entering the brain. As you grow, you can filter the information and more easily focus and specialize in your learning, but this will reduce the amount of extraneous information gets stored for later processing.
Obviously, it's challenging to create and execute proper studies on children so young, so I do critique the lack of thorough and convincing evidence. It's certainly not the authors fault, but it does create a bit of a vacuum that is filled with logical extrapolations and hypotheses.
It is a good book, but could use a bit of help if more research were to be performed.