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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Great Potential Pr., Inc. (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910707901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910707909
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.8 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,311,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...I found this book a quick read and extremely interesting. Feelings about development I had with my children were scientifically proven or disproven. I especially liked the specifc exercises that a parent could do to stimulate and develop each area of the brain and the baby's development. My main feeling after reading the book was regret I hadn't had this book when my own children were babies. I would definitely recommend this book to new parents and grandparents." --Booksie's Blog

"Inside that sweet-smelling baby head is the most complex structure on earth the human brain. Boosting Your Baby s Brain Power shows parents how to interact with their baby in such a way as to encourage optimal brain development. A must-read for anyone caring for a new baby!" --Diana Hoppe, M.D.,OB/GYN, founder, The Pacific Coast Research Center for Women s Health

"Most new parents wonder at one time or another whether their baby is normal. Boosting Your Baby s Brain Power removes the worry by showing parents how they can help their baby reach his full potential when it comes to hearing, walking, talking, seeing, and more." --Bettie Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., author, The House that Love Built: The Story of Linda and Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing

"The authors have a gift for untangling the mysteries of newborn and early childhood development, both neurological and behavioral, with an elegance rooted in its simplicity. I hope you enjoy this work as much as I have." --Kenneth Adams, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

. "When it comes to parenting during your baby s crucial first year, Boosting Your Baby s Brain Power is the perfect combination of learning and loving!" --Patty Hansen, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Child s Soul<br /><br />"Boosting Your Baby's Brain Power is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book has been honored by this distinguished award." ----Mom's Choice Awards

"...I found this book a quick read and extremely interesting. Feelings about development I had with my children were scientifically proven or disproven. I especially liked the specifc exercises that a parent could do to stimulate and develop each area of the brain and the baby's development. My main feeling after reading the book was regret I hadn't had this book when my own children were babies. I would definitely recommend this book to new parents and grandparents." --Booksie's Blog

Inside that sweet-smelling baby head is the most complex structure on earth the human brain. Boosting Your Baby s Brain Power shows parents how to interact with their baby in such a way as to encourage optimal brain development. A must-read for anyone caring for a new baby! --Diana Hoppe, M.D.,OB/GYN, founder, The Pacific Coast Research Center for Women s Health

About the Author

Holly Engel-Smothers is a former Parent Educator for the Parents
as Teachers early childhood program and continues to work as a
consultant for Parents as Teachers, especially for families with twins.
To qualify for this certification, Holly participated in hundreds of
hours of training and workshops to study a brain-based curriculum
that benefits both educators and parents. Since 1990, she has been an
educator specializing in teaching parents and their children up to age
seven. She works in a Title I program teaching low-level students and
is on her district s Communication Arts Committee and Literacy
Team. She has a Master s Degree in Teaching Reading. Holly s
writing credits include The Read and Respond series, consisting of
six curriculum guides based on children s literature. She has also
written The Real World series three books for practical applications
of reading, math, and science. Holly has had numerous articles
published in magazines, including Missouri s National Education
Magazine Something Better, as well as Mother and Child Reunion: A
Parenting, Education, and Health Resource. She is a contributing author
to the books Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Catholic Faith (2008), It s
Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy through Adolescence (2007),
and Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins,
Multiples, and Singletons (2007).


Susan M. Heim is a former Senior Editor for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her books include Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year; It s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence; Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons; and, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More. A mother of four, she dispenses parenting advice through her blog, Susan Heim on Parenting, and TwinsTalk website.

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This is one of the best and down to earth books on a baby's brain development. It's such an easy and informative read. I'm so pleased that the authors took on this challenging task and did it so well! Kudos to them. All new parents need this information; our babies are worth it. Buy it and pass it on to all the new parents in your life.

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From birth, a baby's entire body is rapidly developing, including their brain. "Developing Your Baby's Brain Power" is a guide to enabling one's child to have all the benefits possible to encourage a healthy, prosperous brain. Explaining the many elements of what's understood of an infant's neural development, it discusses everything from crying to language development, vision, personality, motor control, and so much more. "Developing Your Baby's Brain Power" is a must for the intellectual parent who wants the brightest future possible for their child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Kisamore on January 2, 2011
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This book has some good suggestions but be prepared to feel like an inadquate mother. There is no way to do all the things that it suggests unless you are a stay at home mom with a maid, cook and other staff. For example, you are supposed to read to your child 5 times a day, at different times.
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The title is misleading. The book is an easy and enjoyable read--in fact, great for new mothers--except for the frequent statements about how "it's been proven" that parents make the difference in "whether your little one will be able to walk, talk, smile, dress herself, draw a picture ... even get into college!" This is dramatic overstatement and not at all supported by even the research they reference. Before I'd give this book to any new parents, I'd explain that the first two chapters, while interesting in their discussion of how babies grow, how their brains develop, etc., makes dramatic leaps in an attempt to make parents believe they are reading a book about brain development and the critical role parents play ... and how risky it is not to watch for "windows of critical opportunity" that spell the difference between children who languish and children who thrive.

This is an issue for me because of the work I do as an intelligence specialist who works with children and their families, 5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options Parents don't--parents can't--make their children smart. But parents play a very critical role in whether or not their children ever get the chance to develop their talents and abilities. Parents play a critical role in whether or not their children will be socially and emotionally sound, confident people who can successfully live up to their potential. In this regard, the book is excellent in describing good nurturing steps all parents can take to ensure the best outcomes for their children.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SATiger on September 2, 2010
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I normally don't write reviews. But thought of giving my feedback on this book as other three reviewers given 5 star to this. That is one of main reason to purchase this book. If you are looking for very comprehensive details on how a child's brain develops (nature and nurther impact etc) and as a parent what we should do, refer to this link: What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life. This book will blow "Boosting Your Baby's Brain Power" out of the water.
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