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Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love Paperback – July 5, 2000
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a strictly games book with less psychology and more actual games and songs, definitely buy Baby Play by Gymboree. It has games organized by age and then color coded on each page to highlight the game, song, skill, related research etc and you can easily find just what you want without reading all the extra stuff. Plus, there are fantastic pictures!
But I digress. Baby Minds is a book with a lot of information. It is designed, I believe, for the parent or teacher who wants to understand what their child is learning when they play. Can you successfully raise your child without reading this book? Absolutely! Will this book make you more aware of the types of activities you do with your child and what your child is gaining? Absolutely!
For me, the data pulled from isolated studies and extrapolated into theories on how to enhance brain function was weak. I HIGHLY reccomend going with the Glen Doman series ('How to teach you baby to read', 'How to teach you baby math' etc.). They are based decades of proven work with real parents teaching real children and getting real (superior) results. Do be fooled by the 'baby minds' lack of approach. Get the kits, they are fun and they work!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
my first grandchild arrived 16 Nov, this will make a lovely gift for her parents.Published 7 months ago by Jeri M. Berg
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 12 months 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 on April 5, 2014 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 on January 31, 2014 by marina