WARNING: In The Wonder Weeks, full version, all ten leaps are described. This chapter book only describes the fourth leap. The Wonder Weeks, start fussy week 14-17, Wonder Week 19, Leap 4. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn this predictable, great, fussy phases into a magical leap forward, describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through 19 weeks after the due ...
WARNING: In The Wonder Weeks, full version, all ten leaps are described. This chapter book only describes the fourth leap.
The Wonder Weeks, start fussy week 14-17, Wonder Week 19, Leap 4. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn this predictable, great, fussy phases into a magical leap forward, describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through 19 weeks after the due date (fussy period 14-17 weeks).
The book is based on the discovery of the phenomenon that all normal, healthy babies appear to be more tearful, troublesome, demanding and clingy at very nearly the same ages.
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@19 Weeks (Leap of “Events”): “Itsy Bitsy Spider…”
The perceptual world your baby enters after the next leap is the world of “events.” Until your baby has made this leap, he can only perceive smooth transitions. After he has made this leap, he is able to perceive a short, familiar series of “smooth transitions” with all his senses – seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting – and also when it comes to interactions with those around him. Examples include the perception of a bouncing ball, or grasping something with a hand. The baby will enjoy the classic nursery rhymes with gestures, such as "Itsy Bitsy Spider…"
Tip: If your baby is “fussy,” be sure to observe if he is mastering new skills already, or attempting to do so.
Note: Most babies make this leap 19 weeks after the due date. However, some babies make the leap one week sooner, some one week later.
This chapter / leap book includes:
• Guide to baby's behavior at the age of 19 weeks (fussy period 14-17 weeks)
• 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
This chapter / leap book your parents:
• Support in times of trouble (19 weeks) (fussy period 14-17 weeks)
• Help in understanding your baby
• Hints on how to help your baby play and learn
• A unique account of your baby's development
For more detailed information about contents and the research behind the book, please visit www.thewonderweeks.com
Born in 1944, Dr. Hetty van de Rijt-Plooij studied Educational Psychology at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She obtained het Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, England. Together with her husband Dr. Frans Plooij she studied infant development of human babies in their home environment through direct observations, filming, and in-depth interviews with their parents. Dr. Hetty van de Rijt designed a parental support and education program called Leaping hurdles, based on The Wonder Weeks and published a scientific evaluation study to report the results of this program. She died far too young at the age of 59. Dr. Hetty van de Rijt’s complete CV: www.thewonderweeks.com
Born in 1946, Dr. Frans X. Plooij studied in the Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Nijmegen and at the University of Groningen. His impressive scientific CV begins in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, where Jane Goodall gave him the opportunity to study infant development in free-living chimpanzees. The science that started there was the basis of that what we know now about infant mental development. Dr. Frans Plooij’s complete CV: www.thewonderweeks.com