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Acredolo and Goodwyn, child development psychologists and coauthors of the acclaimed Baby Signs, have teamed up again to assist parents in teaching their infants from birth to 36 months of age. Their goal is to take state-of-the-art research and translate it into pragmatic techniques for fostering child development in the areas of problem solving, talking, reading, and math preparation. The authors' philosophy is well articulated in their statement on baby education classes: "If your baby is not having fun, it's probably not worth doing." Their work differs from other baby-game books, such as Elaine Martin's Baby Games (1988), in that it is not simply a laundry list of nursery rhymes, recipes, and action plays. Rather, it addresses broader developmental concepts and provides more open-ended questions and activities to stimulate learning. However, they do include a brief yet useful "Tips Revisited" section that outlines age-appropriate techniques. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.DLisa Williams, Moline P.L., IL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
More than 65 delightful games and activities to jump-start your baby's amazing brainpower
Can simply singing a song or blowing a dandelion under a toddler's nose help her mind to blossom? Can your baby count, remember events, and solve problems even before he can talk? The exciting answer to both questions is yes!
Breakthrough research is revealing the extraordinary inborn abilities of infants.
It is also showing how experiences during the first years of life profoundly
influence intelligence, creativity, language development-and even later
reading and math skills.
Now two psychologists and child development experts-authors of the bestselling Baby Signs-have created a delightful guide for parents based on the most up-to-date knowledge of how babies discover the world. You'll learn how to:
_ Create a homemade mobile to stimulate your three-month-old's delight in solving problems
_ Play a patty-cake game to help your two-year-old
make logical connections
_ Initiate bedtime conversations that build your child's memory and sense of personal history
_ Develop "Baby Signs" to help your toddler communicate before he or she can talk
_ Stimulate your child's natural number skills with puppets and counting games
_ Use nursery rhymes and special read-aloud techniques to foster reading readiness
_ Nurture budding creativity with humor and fantasy play
_ And much more!
Baby Minds is not another program for creating "super babies." Instead it
builds on activities that babies instinctively love to develop their unique abilities and make your daily interactions full of the joy of discovery-for both of you.
This book is a more in-depth resource for parents and caregivers. Although the information in this book covers babies from birth to age three, it's difficult to find the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne F.
This is the best written book on early child development that I've read( and I've gone through the entire library shelf). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Prettybirdy
This book is full of the psychology of why babies do what they do (like drop things over and over again), approximately when they do it, and suggestions on how to help them learn -... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michele L.
This was a lot more research than I really cared to read. I was looking for something that explained activities by age and what they accomplish. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Y. I. Vazquez
Great information to know or to be reminded. I really loved the activities suggestions. They are simple and easy to do and really create a positive impact.Published 17 months ago by Reader
This book is great! It has so many interesting information about baby brain development, games one should play on every stage and interesting stories about other parents'... Read morePublished 19 months ago by marina
I agree with several other reviewers. I was expecting "Brain-building games your baby will love" and the majority of the book explained research on different stages/phases/areas... Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Azuresky111
I bought this item for my wife since we just had our new baby. It turned out that now that my wife got back to work I am the one who has more free time to spend with our little... Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Alejandro Ascencio
I have to say that I thought this book would end up in the garbage heap in my house at first. However, many of the little games that are suggested end up being extremely helpful. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer