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Filled with developmental games based on the latest brain research, this book helps you build your baby's brain power--one activity at a time! Complete with lists of developmental milestones, every activity builds the foundation for future learning.
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Overview

Filled with developmental games based on the latest brain research, this book helps you build your baby's brain power--one activity at a time! Complete with lists of developmental milestones, every activity builds the foundation for future learning.
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"...is a concise collection of how to support a baby’s physical, intellectual and social-emotional development....It would make a good gift for first-time parents of newborns or young infants....It’s small enough to fit in a purse or diaper bag, which makes it an easy cheat sheet when you are stuck waiting somewhere with a restless baby. " - Grown In My Heart

"...wonderful “must have” book." - familiesmatter2us.blogspot.com

"It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents... " - Mommyniri.com

Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
This is a small, but well organized collection of learning games from an author with impressive credentials in childhood development and considerable experience in working with children, parents, and teachers. The developmental games and experiences are organized in chapters by three-month age periods from birth to one year. None of the activities require any materials other than everyday objects found in any home or school setting. Each chapter begins with a brief developmental milestone chart listing physical, social-emotional, and intellectual milestones that most infants develop during the three-month periods. The games are then organized within each age group by the type of stimulation they provide. Some of the suggestions are so basic that most prospective parents will probably already be familiar with them; for example, since infants from three to six months "may study faces", the "Facial Expressions" game suggests smiling at the baby or sticking out your tongue. Other activities are more creative such as "Floating Feathers" which suggests lying on your back on the floor and throwing a colored feather up in the air to stimulate eye tracking. For many readers, however, the games will probably be less important than the explanation of how they help their child grow. Concerned parents will be assured by the developmental research which supports these activities. Others will find it an excellent way to ensure that they are attending to all areas of their child's development. The index in the back will be useful for harried parents looking for a quick suggestion to entertain their baby. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876590652
  • Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Jackie Silberg, who has an M.S. in child development, is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie founded and directed the Jewish Community Center School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Channel 41 television, planning the music and performing her original music for a children's program called "41 Treehouse Lane." She wrote and produced a television show for Time Warner called "Just Kids," which addressed children's needs and interests. Jackie has worked as a consultant with the Discovery Channel, setting up their music streaming website. She has given workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and family concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, and in Singapore. Jackie has served as an adjunct instructor at both Emporia State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and lectures at Johnson County Community College. Jackie is the owner of Miss Jackie Music Company.
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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient

    Baby Smarts 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 PBS's 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; and 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.

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