Baby Development Everything You Need to Know

Baby Development Everything You Need to Know

by Claire Halsey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756691905
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The first 2 months

Your new baby 10

Strengthening your bond 12

Safe and secure 14

Making eye contact 15

Mirroring 16

First introductions 17

Sibling relationships 18

Loving massage 20

New sensations 22

Touch and tickle 23

Encouraging motion 24

Grasping and touching 26

Baby talk 28

Reading his signals 30

Learning through looking 32

3 to 6 months

Your growing baby 36

Quiet moments 38

Meeting and greeting 39

Getting to know family 40

Tummy time 42

Diaper-free play 43

Physical play 44

Push-ups 46

Gaining strength 47

Water baby 48

Looking and stretching 50

Rolling over 52

Sitting and reaching 54

Learning to grab 56

Exploring through taste 58

Picking up, letting go 60

Passing objects 61

Giggles and rhymes 62

Walking and talking 64

Body language 65

Story time 66

Listening and learning 67

Crash, bang! 68

Imitating you 70

Visual stimulation 72

The art of anticipation 74

Yes and no 76

Fuel your baby's senses 78

7 to 9 months

Your moving baby 82

Reassuring your baby 84

Becoming assertive 85

Shyness with strangers 86

Sitting comfortably 88

Pulling up 89

Encouraging mobility 90

Clap hands 92

Holding and exploring 94

Messy mealtimes 95

First conversations 96

Learning words 97

Pointing it out 98

Move to the music 99

Gestures and signs 100

Cause and effect 102

Out and about 103

Playing peekaboo 104

10 to 12 months

Your busy baby 108

Staying close by 110

Expressing emotions 111

Snuggle up 112

In good company 114

Cruise control 116

Dropping and throwing 117

Splashing around 118

Taking turns 120

Describe and compare 121

Understanding meaning 122

In and out 124

Exploring texture 126

1 year to 18 months

Your new toddler 130

The art of copying 132

Playing side-by-side 134

Growing independence 136

Totter and tumble 138

Finding a balance 139

Gaining stability 140

Up and down stairs 141

Challenging activities 142

Music and movement 144

Bon appetit! 146

Intricate play 148

Marvelous mess 150

Making a mark 152

Hand signals 154

I've got rhythm 156

What does this do? 158

Sorting by size 159

Imagine that 160

Where is it? 161

Building memory 162

months to 2 years 19

Your active toddler 166

Act it out 168

Miniature worlds 170

Run off, come back 171

Introducing ball games 172

Action play 174

Eyes and hands together 176

Small moves 178

Getting creative 179

I'll do it 180

More talk 182

Book power 183

What's that? 184

Same and different 186

Piecing it together 187

Useful resources 188

Index 189

Acknowledgments 192

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