Being with Babies is a great resource for both beginning and experienced caregivers. Each chapter includes information on the developmental stages of babies and describes issues that caregivers face every day. The book offers scenarios that illustrate these challenges, then suggests solutions caregivers can use to address the issues while still meeting the needs of the babies. It concludes with a review of key points.
Being with Babies helps caregivers handle everyday challenges with ease. This hands-on resource is perfect for caregivers of children six weeks to eighteen months old, as well as for staff development and resource libraries.
Chapters include information on:
- Developing relationships
- Teaching through observation
- Communicating with babies
- Appropriate toys
- Room setup and environment
Following the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) approach and philosophy, the authors of Being with Babies demonstrate that from the day of birth, infants are unique individuals with a capacity to participate in relationships and interact with the people and objects in their environment.