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Baby Smarts: Games for Playing and Learning

Baby Smarts: Games for Playing and Learning

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by Jackie Sillberg
     
 

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Did you know?

A baby’s brain is 250% more active than that of an adult.

• The networking of the brain's synapses is nearly complete after the first 3 years of life.
• Giving your baby stimulating experiences encourages brain development that will prepare your baby for successful learning in the future.

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Did you know?

A baby’s brain is 250% more active than that of an adult.

• The networking of the brain's synapses is nearly complete after the first 3 years of life.
• Giving your baby stimulating experiences encourages brain development that will prepare your baby for successful learning in the future.

Filled with developmental games based on the latest brain research, Baby Smarts helps you build your baby’s brain power, one activity at a time!

Baby Smarts is divided into four chapters, each representing a three-month period. Each chapter begins with a chart that helps teachers and parents anticipate the typical developmental milestones for that age. The corresponding games and activities develop and reinforce the skills babies need to reach those milestones. Each activity in Baby Smarts uses common materials—there’s no need for expensive toys or props. Every activity in Baby Smarts builds the foundation for future learning!

Editorial Reviews

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.
From the Publisher

"...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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876591321
Publisher:
Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
265 KB

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.

Jackie Silberg lives in Leawood, Kansas.

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