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Recent research on brain development emphasizes the importance of the environment and relationships during the child's first three years of life. Rattle Time, Face to Face and Many Other Activities for Infants: Birth to 6 Months was written for care givers, early childhood educators and families. The ultimate goal of this book is to assist in promoting healthy develop of our youngest children. It should be a part of all parents' and caregivers' libraries. The book focuses on the growth of the whole child by including norms for physical, language and communication, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Preface. Introduction. Promoting Optimal Development in Infants. Physical Development. Language and Communication Development. Cognitive Development. Social Development. Emotional Development. Physical Development Language and Communication Development. Cognitive Development. Social Development. Emotional Development. References. Appendix A: Books for Infants and Toddlers. Appendix B: Criteria for Selecting Materials and Equipment for Children. Appendix C: Materials and Equipment for Promoting Optimal Development for Infants and Toddlers. Appendix D: Movement Activities for Children from Thirteen to Twenty-four Months. Appendix E: Favorite Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes, and Chants. Appendix F: Songs. Appendix G: Rhythm Instruments. Appendix H: Recipes. Appendix I: Resources Related to Infants and Toddlers. Appendix J: Developmental Checklist. Appendix K: Anecdotal Record.