The Wonder Weeks. How To Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development And Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward

The Wonder Weeks. How To Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development And Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward

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by Hetty Van De Rijt, Frans Plooij
     
 

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The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives.

This is the extended, "fat" edition with 2 more chapters

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The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives.

This is the extended, "fat" edition with 2 more chapters covering 2 more leaps in the mental development of your baby up to the end of the sensorimotor period.

The book is based on the discovery of a little known phenomenon: all normal, healthy babies appear to be more tearful, troublesome, demanding and clingy at very nearly the same ages.

These age-related fluctuations in need for body contact and attention are related to major and quite dramatic changes in the brains of the children. These changes enable a baby to enter a whole new perceptual world and, as a consequence, to learn many new skills. This should be a reason for celebration, but as far as the baby is concerned these changes are bewildering. He's taken aback -- everything has changed overnight. It is as if he has woken up on a strange planet.

The book includes:

• Week-by-week guide to baby's behavior

• An explanation of the markers for cranky, clingy, crying (the three C's) behavior and how to deal with them

• A description from your baby's perspective of the world around him and how you can understand the changes he's going through

• Fun games and gentle activities you can do with your child

The book offers parents:

• Support in times of trouble

• Self-confidence

• Help in understanding their baby

• Hints on how to help their baby play and learn

• A unique account of their baby's development

For more detailed information about contents and the research behind the book, please visit www.thewonderweeks.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789079208043
Publisher:
Kiddy World Promotions B.V.
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
493
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.03(d)

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The Wonder Weeks. How To Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development And Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ellen173 More than 1 year ago
I got this as a gift and think that it should be given to every new parent as they leave the hospital with their little bundle of joy. The first few weeks will be bliss as you and your baby get to know each other, but just wait until they hit the first developmental leap at about 5 weeks. It explains why even the most happy baby is suddenly a screamer and then, again, as sweet as can be. Turns out that all babies are on very specific tracks when it comes to mental development, which is pretty cool if you think about it! The Wonder Weeks will help save your sanity and let you know that there is nothing wrong with you or your baby - what they are going through is not just "normal," but really pretty brilliant. According to the author's research, all babies make leaps in mental development at certain, predictable times during their first 20 months. With each leap, he sees the world with a new perception and this stirs up everything he thought he knew. Using the book as a guide, parents can be better prepared - often within a week or two - when to expect the fussy behavior that marks a new change in their baby's development. In fact, every new parent (or grandparent, or auntie) should read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book to follow along side baby while she's growing(:
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
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LucyBH More than 1 year ago
This is an incredibly insightful book on stages of child development! Reading it helped me figure out what really was going on in the brain of my little guy and how I could help him. It provides experiences of other parents and what symptoms and leaps their little persons were going thru and emotional effect on parents. It helps to know that you are not the only person who sometimes feel like our little guys are trying out our patience. It provides with helpful games to play and activities to do to facilitate and help our little people to learn their lessons. It was truly very helpful book to refer to when your guy is fussy and to also know WHEN to expect your fussy periods.
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This book has really helped me learn what is going on with my sons development. When he gets fussy this books answers why and helps me learn how to help. The suggestions they give to help him push through the next wave of brain development work so well. I highly recommend this book! It also works well as a diary!
SarahP36 More than 1 year ago
It describes my daughter TO THE LETTER! She's nearing her 19th week leap. I wish I had found this book prior to her earlier leaps--would have explained a lot!