Baby Play: 100 Fun-Filled Activities to Maximize Your Baby's Potential

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All new parents are eager to help their baby discover the world around them, and BABY PLAY was designed to help parents engage their infant in activities that will encourage developmental skills. From the first month home through the twelfth, BABY PLAY offers doctor-approved, age-appropriate activities that stimulate discovery, begin communication, and nurture parental bonding.

Developed in close consultation with the play experts at Gymboree Play & Music, the book contains ...

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Overview

All new parents are eager to help their baby discover the world around them, and BABY PLAY was designed to help parents engage their infant in activities that will encourage developmental skills. From the first month home through the twelfth, BABY PLAY offers doctor-approved, age-appropriate activities that stimulate discovery, begin communication, and nurture parental bonding.

Developed in close consultation with the play experts at Gymboree Play & Music, the book contains an introduction that explains the value of "play with a purpose," information on how babies learn, and tips outlining what a parent can do to help their little on get off to a good start.

The book also includes a glossary of key terms in child development, beneficial to any new parent, as well as detailed information on how parents can identify development skills as they emerge in their baby. From stretching exercises to puppet games, BABY PLAY encourages learning during that first critical year of life.

Look at what this book offers:

  • Includes over 100 activities for babies 0-12 months.
  • Organized by appropriateness for each month of life.
  • Includes wide variety of play activities, from ball rolling to imitative play.
  • Developed in consultation with the play experts at Gymboree.
  • Contains a useful glossary of key terms in child development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865734340
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Gymboree Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 258,053
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Wendy S. Masi is a developmental psychologist specializing in early childhood. She has designed and implemented programs for preschools, families with young children, and early childhood professionals for more than 20 years. Dr. Masi is the dean of the Family Center at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is the mother of four children.Dr. Wendy S. Masi is a developmental psychologist specializing in early childhood. She has designed and implemented programs for preschools, families with young children, and early childhood professionals for more than 20 years. Dr. Masi is the dean of the Family Center at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is the mother of four children.

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Table of Contents

Types of Activities 10
Foreword 12
Introduction 14
Play Activities 22
A Guide to Activities 24
Swaying, Swaying 26
Pom-Pom Play 27
Infant Massage 28
Crying and Colic 30
Dance with My Baby 31
Facial Expressions 32
Lullabies 34
Hankie Wave 36
Play Time, Work Time 37
Line Art 38
Baby Sit-Ups 40
Bouncing Balloons 41
Who Is That? 42
Airplane Baby 44
Tickle-Me Textures 45
Cradle Songs 46
Blanket Swing 48
Getting Organized 50
Rippling Ribbons 51
Sound Spots 52
Eyes on Track 54
Rock the Baby 55
Beach Ball Balance 56
Noisemakers 58
Little Bird Watchers 59
Babycycle 60
Stretching Out 62
Swat the Toy 63
Roll Me Over 64
Target Practice 66
Peekaboo Games 67
Babbling with Baby 68
Sleeping Through the Night 70
Tummy Bolster 71
Friendly Faces 72
Rhyme Time 74
Mirror Play 76
Tummy Talk 78
Getting Others Involved 80
Pinwheel Magic 81
Tick-Tock 82
Just Out of Reach 84
Belly Roll 85
Kitchen Fun 86
Knee Rides 88
Way High 90
Baby's First Books 92
Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Toes 94
What's Squeaking? 95
Bubbles for Baby 96
Big Bouncing Ball 98
Jack in the Box 99
Footsie Prints 100
Kick, Kick, Kick 102
Pushing Game 104
Surprises Inside 105
Shake, Rattle, and Roll 106
Dumping Delights 108
Babyproofing 110
Switching Game 111
Play Ball 112
Get That Bubble 114
Music Maker 116
Totally Tubular 117
Clapping Songs 118
Spotlight 120
Little Drummer Baby 122
Fingerpuppet Fun 123
Magic Scarves 124
Stop the Top 126
Busy Boxes 127
Separation Anxiety 128
Roly-Poly 129
Cushion Mountain 130
Little Folk's Songs 132
Where's the Toy? 134
Baby's Cupboard 136
Sand Man 138
Pop-Up Play 139
I'm Gonna Get You 140
Bottle Roll 142
How Puzzling! 143
Baby Soccer 144
Sound Stage 146
Traveling with Baby 148
Beep-Beep 149
Let's Explore 150
Searchlight 152
Obstacle Course 153
I Can Do It Tool 154
Zany Xylophones 155
Pouring Practice 156
Animal Songs 158
Bathing Beauty 160
Activity Book 162
Knockdown 163
Stacking Rings 164
Public Etiquette 166
Uh-Oh! 167
Boxed Set 168
Ball Drop 169
Tunnel Time 170
Sing About Me 172
Popcorn, Popcorn 174
Push Me, Pull You 176
Monkey See 178
Upstairs, Downstairs 179
Move It on Over 180
Glossary 182
Index 186
Acknowledgments 192
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2003

    I love this book!!!!!!

    I think it's pretty hard to find things besides diaper changes and feedings to do with a brand new baby, but this book is full of ideas!!! Very creative activities that I would never have thought of, plus lots of songs to sing to baby. I bought this for myself, but the next time someone I know is having a baby I will definatly give this book as a gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Highly recommended-

    This book is awesome and great for new parents and grandparents! Makes a great baby present!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

    buy it before you purchase baby products.

    This is a great book if you get it BEFORE you have the baby. It shows how to make things from cheap items in the home for baby to develope. If you have jumperoo's, rattles,boppy's in the home, this book is a waste of money. The only great thing I learned is that it is important to provide spatial awareness for your little ones. Climbing the stairs is a great way to do that. Who knew!

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