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Baby Minds : Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love (Paperback) (Linda P. Acredolo & Susan Goodwyn)
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More than 65 delightful games and activities to jump-start your baby's amazing brainpowerCan 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.
Draws on the latest research in infant brain development to offer techniques parents can use to foster learning, explaining how behaviors that are natural for babies can be built upon to nurture language, reading, memory, and creative skills. Original.
Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Parenting / General
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Linda P. Acredolo & Susan Goodwyn
Street Date: August 1, 2000
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-1372
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