Being with Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care

Being with Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care

by Beverly Kovach, Denise Da Ros-Voseles
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This book is an excellent guide for teaching children 6 weeks to 18 months old in group care settings and a useful professional development tool for directors and teacher educators." - from New Books review section of Young Children, November 2008

"......Being With Babies deserves recognition as an essential resource in every infant room." - Texas Child Care, Winter 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876590621
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Beverly A. Kovach, M.N. consults with Magda Gerber's Resources for Infant Educarers(RIE)center in Los Angeles as a mentor teacher and board member. She established the first RIE satellite training center in Melbourne, Florida. Beverly is a Montessori teacher trainer, a consultant trainer, and a regular presenter at both national and international conferences. Denise A. Da Ros-Voseles, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Northeastern State University. Denise began her career working with abused and neglected infants and toddlers. Today, she speaks at national and international conferences and publishes on topics ranging from creating caring environments to working with infants, toddlers, and pre-service teachers.

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