365 Games Smart Babies Play

365 Games Smart Babies Play

by Sheila Ellison

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Overview

"A marvelously simple, clear and practical guide to parenting in the first days, months and years!"-Diana Huss Green, Parents' Choice

"Wonderful ways to help parents and babies enrich each other's lives."-Sesame Street Parents

Each day with your baby brings new moments of caring, teaching, holding and growing through baby's first experiences.

Filled with magical ways to create and enhance those special everyday moments, 365 Games Smart Babies Play will help you celebrate each once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you and your baby share. Illustrated by children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402205361
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: 365 Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Sheila Ellison has a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and is the creator and author of the very popular and successful "365" series of parenting books, including 365 Foods Kids Love to Eat and 365 Afterschool Activities. These books have grown out of Sheila's lifelong involvement with children, her many volunteer efforts on their behalf and her founding of community youth groups and mentoring programs. The mother of four children, she has recently completed national media tours presenting her ideas on successful parenting along with new products that make life with children easier.

Susan Ferdinandi is the Assistant Director and teacher at the Little School in Benicia, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Susan is the mother of two children, ages seven and five. She believes that caring for, playing with and observing her children is her life's most important work.

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Magic Wand
Materials:
long stick or dowel; fabric scraps or crepe paper; sequins; gift bow; glue

Directions:
Help your child make a magic wand which he or she can use to make spells, make people disappear and make wishes come true. Wrap the stick in strips of colorful fabric or crepe paper. Glue on some sequins. Attach a gift bow or streamers to the top. Glue more sequins on the top piece. Let it dry. Now the wand is ready for its magical use.

Backwards Day
Directions:
Today you are going to turn your child's day around! Everything that happens at the start of the day, will take place in the evening, and vice versa. Begin the day with a bedtime story and a bath, take the afternoon nap in the morning and have breakfast at night. Think of other things that you could do in keeping with a "backwards" day. Do not forget to let your child know what's going on and ask him or her for ideas.

Who Remembers?
Materials:
Photos of a family trip, a birthday party or a visit to the zoo

Directions:
In this activity, your child is encouraged to remember as much as possible about an important event in his or her life, preferably in the right sequence. the photos are for jogging the memory. Give plenty of hints to help the story along and paraphrase from time to time to keep the sequence on track.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Caregiving
Ch. 2 Language and Sound
Ch. 3 Bedtime
Ch. 4 Baby's Room
Ch. 5 Writing Exercises
Ch. 6 Movement
Ch. 7 Music
Ch. 8 Everyday Toys
Ch. 9 Floor Time
Ch. 10 Art
Ch. 11 Nature
Ch. 12 Dramatic Play
Ch. 13 Storytelling
Ch. 14 Clay and Playdough
Ch. 15 Water Play
Ch. 16 Parks and Recreation
Ch. 17 Celebrations
Ch. 18 Family Growth
Ch. 19 Mother's Time
Ch. 20 Dad's Time
Ch. 21 Siblings
Ch. 22 Grandparenting
Ch. 23 On the Go
Ch. 24 Baby-sitting and Playgroups
Ch. 25 Food and Nutrition
Ch. 26 Development

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365 Games Smart Babies Play 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives you a list of what is in the book. Did nothing for me to buy the book even if you would give one little lesson that would of helped List was things i was looking to help me.
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