Experimenting With Babies

Author: Shaun Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599693
Size: 77.79 MB
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Babies can be a joy—and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit! This fascinating and hands-on guide shows you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development—using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new skills—everything from recognizing faces, voices, and shapes to understanding new words, learning to walk, and even distinguishing between right and wrong. Whether your little research subject is a newborn, a few months old, or a toddler, these simple, surprising projects will help you see the world through your baby’s eyes—and discover ways to strengthen newly acquired skills during your everyday interactions.

Experimenting With Kids

Author: Shaun Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525505350
Size: 80.85 MB
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Transform your child into a science project with these fun, simple experiments. Re-create landmark studies in child development in your own home and watch your little one achieve developmental milestones in real time with this fascinating hands-on guide. Whether your child is just beginning to speak in sentences or is on their way to kindergarten, these easy and surprising projects will help you to see the world through your child's eyes--and also give you the tools to help them master new skills as they grow. Covering ages two through five, the experiments reveal research-backed insights about different areas of mental, physical, and social growth. Some examples include: • Understanding language syntax • Learning to pick up the rules of a game without being told • Developing the impulse to lie • Testing memory For any parent who looks at their young child and thinks, "What on earth is going on in there?" this book will help you find out!

Designing Games For Children

Author: Carla Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317915143
Size: 74.51 MB
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When making games for kids, it’s tempting to simply wing-it on the design. We were all children once, right? The reality is that adults are far removed from the cognitive changes and the motor skill challenges that are the hallmark of the developing child. Designing Games for Children, helps you understand these developmental needs of children and how to effectively apply them to games. Whether you’re a seasoned game designer, a children's media professional, or an instructor teaching the next generation of game designers, Designing Games for Children is the first book dedicated to service the specific needs of children's game designers. This is a hands-on manual of child psychology as it relates to game design and the common challenges designers face. Designing Games for Children is the definitive, comprehensive guide to making great games for kids, featuring: Guidelines and recommendations divided by the most common target audiences – babies and toddlers (0-2), preschoolers (3-5), early elementary students (6-8), and tweens (9-12). Approachable and actionable breakdown of child developmental psychology, including cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development, as it applies to game design Game design insights and guidelines for all aspects of game production, from ideation to marketing

Think Like A Baby

Author: Amber Ankowski
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730632
Size: 74.52 MB
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Raising a baby is joyful, amazing . . . and ridiculously difficult. But with some insight into what's actually going on inside your little one's head, your job as a parent can become a little bit easier—and a lot more fun. In Think Like a Baby, coauthors Amber and Andy Ankowski—The Doctor and the Dad—show parents how to re-create classic child development experiments using common household items. These simple step-by-step experiments apply from the third trimester through age seven and beyond and help parents understand their children's physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Amazed parents won't just read about how their kids are behaving, changing, and thinking at various stages, they'll actually see it for themselves while interacting and having fun with them at the same time. Each experiment is followed by a discussion of its practical implications for parents, such as why to always bring more than one toy to a restaurant, which baby gadgets to buy (and which ones to avoid), how to get kids to be perfectly happy eating just half of their dessert, and much more.

Super Science Concoctions

Author: Jill Frankel Hauser
Publisher: Williamson Books
ISBN: 9780824968038
Size: 71.23 MB
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Features safe, inexpensive science experiments with mixtures that illustrate changes in phase and chemical composition.

It S Not Magic It S Science

Author: Hope Buttitta
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579906221
Size: 39.25 MB
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Presents a collection of fifty magic tricks that are based on scientific principles.

The Book Of Potentially Catastrophic Science

Author: Sean Connolly
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761189866
Size: 21.77 MB
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It’s never been more important to engage a child's scientific curiosity, and Sean Connolly knows just how to do it—with lively, hands-on, seemingly "dangerous" experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach! Now, the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, takes it one step further: He leads kids through the history of science, and then creates amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles. Tame fire just like a Neanderthal with the Fahrenheit 451 experiment. Round up all your friends and track the spread of "disease" using body glitter with an experiment inspired by Edward Jenner, the vaccination pioneer who's credited with saving more lives than any other person in history. Rediscover the wheel and axle with the ancient Sumerians, and perform an astounding experiment demonstrating the theory of angular momentum. Build a simple telescope—just like Galileo's—and find the four moons he discovered orbiting Jupiter (an act that helped land him in prison). Take a less potentially catastrophic approach to electricity than Ben Franklin did with the Lightning Mouth experiment. Re-create the Hadron Collider in a microwave with marshmallows, calculator, and a ruler—it won't jeopardize Earth with a simulated Big Bang, but will demonstrate the speed of light. And it's tasty! By letting kids stand on the shoulders of Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, the Wright brothers, Marie Curie, Darwin, Watson and Crick, and more, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science is an uncommonly engaging guide to science, and the great stories of the men and women behind the science.

50 More Stem Labs Science Experiments For Kids

Author: Andrew Frinkle
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312608145
Size: 25.85 MB
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This is my 2nd collection of 50 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) science experiments for kids. Recommended for grades 3 and up. Each one has a snappy title, a brief description of the task required, the rules, and grading rubrics. These are very adjustable for your classroom, home, or homeschool needs. They support learning in these technical fields in a fun, hands-on, and sometimes competitive way. Learn by doing, measuring, and designing, and then reflect upon it. Labs are tagged with categories so you can search for other similar labs. Types of labs included are: arches, cantilevers, boats, catapults, rollercoasters, and many, many more!

Super Bright Baby 50 Things You Really Need To Know

Author: John Farndon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1782061371
Size: 42.10 MB
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From pregnancy to toddlerhood, Super Bright Baby: 50 Things You Really Need to Know will help parents nurture their child's burgeoning mind. Expert author John Farndon recommends strategies - including ways to bond, intelligence-building play and teaching your child to read - that can be used throughout every stage of a baby's development. With a timeline covering learning and growing milestones, boxes outlining the scientific facts for each topic, and quotes from leading childcare experts, this book is the smart choice for parents who want a great future for their children.