Amazing Minds: The Science of Nurturing Your Child's Developing Mind with Games, Activities and More

Amazing Minds: The Science of Nurturing Your Child's Developing Mind with Games, Activities and More

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A noted parenting expert provides the latest research on child development and offers games and activities parents can use to support their child's natural abilities.

Drawing on the latest fascinating research in child brain development, noted parenting expert Jan Faull gives parents the essential tools to recognize and encourage their child's natural development- and have fun with their kids in the process. Simple to use and easy to understand, the techniques in Amazing Minds show parents how to support their children's capacity for learning. Faull describes chronologically what babies are capable of and the research behind those findings-then provides clear instruction, practical exercises, and fun games to play with babies to enhance their innate learning process. Amazing Minds will change how people view babies-from newborns to toddlers- and foster a new level of nurturing for generations of parents, educators, and caregivers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101188446
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 328 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jan Faull, M.Ed. has taught parent education, child development, and behavior guidance for more than 25 years.  She is the Baby Brain and Clever Toddler Expert at  She has written for Ladies Home Journal, Healthy Kids, American Baby, and Better Homes & Gardens online service, as well as Disney’s online service for parents.  She also wrote a weekly parenting column for The Seattle Times for ten year.

Jennifer McLean Oliver, Ph.D., cognitive psychologi9s and child development specialist, was a found member of the Talaris Research Institute on early learning in Seattle. A mother, a mathematician, and an engineer, she brings her unique perspective to this topic.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction 1

1 Senses at Work 5

2 Infants' Interest in Language 43

3 Combining Senses 71

4 Imitating and Remembering 99

5 Physical Reasoning 119

6 Emerging Emotions 147

7 Reading Your Mind 175

8 Sorting Objects and Using Tools 201

9 Understanding Hidden Objects and People 227

10 First Words 247

11 A Mind of Their Own 281

12 Looking Ahead 297

Appendix 1 Temper Tantrums 337

Appendix 2 Managing Behavior 341

Appendix 3 Using Time-Out 349

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