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Gymboree Diaper Bag Companion: Toddler Play
     

Gymboree Diaper Bag Companion: Toddler Play

by Roni Cohen Leiderman, Wendy Masi
 

Parents are natural teachers, but they often need inspiration to direct their babies' energies into interactive activities, as well as guidance on what games to play and how to play them. Toddler Play offers parents, older siblings, grandparents, and other caregivers kid-friendly skill-building activities that are easy and fun to do. Developed exclusively by

Overview

Parents are natural teachers, but they often need inspiration to direct their babies' energies into interactive activities, as well as guidance on what games to play and how to play them. Toddler Play offers parents, older siblings, grandparents, and other caregivers kid-friendly skill-building activities that are easy and fun to do. Developed exclusively by Gymboree's play experts, each activity is based on ideas pioneered in the Gymboree Play and Music Programs.

The one hundred activities in this book are for infants from 1 to 3 years and are grouped according to age-appropriateness. There are active physical games for strengthening growing muscles and improving coordination as well as quieter role-playing games for stimulating the imagination and developing early language skills.

Each activity was conceived first and foremost to be fun: development and learning naturally follow. Whether you're a first-time parent or a grandparent or you just want to expand your existing repertoire of activities and songs, Toddler Play helps you and your toddler grow, learn, and —most important of all—have hours of fun together.

For more than a quarter century, Gymboree has helped parents and children discover the many pleasures and benefits of play. Based on established principles of early childhood education and administered by trained teachers, Gymboree's Play and Music Programs emphasize the wonder of play in a nurturing, noncompetitive environment complete with colorful, child-safe equipment. Gymboree has contributed to the international awareness of the importance of play and now runs its interactive parent-child Play and Music Programs in more than twenty-five countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435104372
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Edition description:
paperback w/deluxe flaps
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 7.46(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Wendy S. Masi is a developmental psychologist specializing in early childhood. She has designed and implemented programs for preschools, families with young children, and early childhood professionals for more than twenty-five years. Dr. Masi is the dean of the Mailman Segal Institute of Early Childhood Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Florida and the mother of four children.

Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman is a developmental psychologist specializing in emotional development, positive discipline, and play. For more than twenty-five years, she has worked with young children, families, and professionals. Dr. Leiderman is the associate dean of the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Florida and the mother of two children.

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