Baby Time: A Grownup's Handbook to Use with Baby

Baby Time: A Grownup's Handbook to Use with Baby

by Laurene Krasny Brown, Laurie Krasny Brown

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Brown's ingenious guide offers solid suggestions for parents interested in enriching a child's early development. Designed with parents (or grandparents, babysitters, siblings, etc.) as well as babies in mind, the book's text is limited to brief paragraphs at the top of each page, with the remainder of the space devoted to the gentle, pastel illustrations. Together, text and pictures outline ideas for activities such as bathing, massaging, singing and shopping--all commonplace events that, with a little thought, can serve to stimulate a baby's five senses. Although the Browns haven't come up with anything particularly new or earth-shattering, their efforts have produced an agreeable addition to a parenting bookshelf and a worthy companion volume to the more detailed advice of Spock or Brazelton. All ages. (Nov.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS Up-- A simple, reassuring guide for making the most of the time spent with a new baby for new siblings and/or adults. Brown offers insights, encouragement, and inspiration for play while observing the development of the five senses and the importance of movement for babies. Watercolor and pencil illustrations in soft tones portray a wide variety of babies engaged in a broad range of activity. The information presented is intentionally brief and easy to read, resulting in an attractive, informal approach to a potentially daunting endeavor. On occasion, however, clarity suffers from this brevity, (e.g. no timelines for development are included, and infant activities vary with age), while other advice seem superfluous (a page devoted to ``ways to travel''). Caution should also be exercised; one suggestion is to offer a pan of hot muffins as an object for a baby to smell at close range. Despite its limitations, this appealing, rosy celebration of early life will fuel the anticipation of older siblings. --Starr LaTronica, North Berkeley Library, CA

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