Caring For Your Baby And Young Child

Author: Steven P. Shelov
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 0553386301
Size: 46.13 MB
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A latest edition of a best-selling reference features a new design and expanded information on the preschooler years, in a guide that covers topics ranging from infant care and food allergies to sleeping habits and autism. Original.

Caring For Your Baby And Young Child

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553393820
Size: 75.93 MB
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Provides a comprehensive guide to early child care from birth to preschool, covering topics ranging from food allergies, sleeping habits, autism and breastfeeding.

The Essential First Year

Author: Penelope Leach
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756663318
Size: 69.45 MB
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As many of us become parents at a later stage, when our adult lives are well established, the arrival of a baby brings an unpredictability that can be hard to cope with. Those who are used to managing their time in the workplace can be tempted to try to manage their infant in the same way. So-called "controlled crying" has been recommended by many recent childcare guides, but parents should be aware of the high cost of such methods to their baby. In The Essential First Year Penelope Leach shows parents how they can reach a harmonious balance between their baby's needs and their own. While babies and their needs have not changed, our lifestyles have, and Penelope Leach has written the perfect manual for busy 21st century parents, which spans from pregnancy to the child's first birthday. The book is a gentle, but timely reminder that the fundamental purpose of having children is to share happiness. The happier a baby is, the more parents will enjoy being with him or her; being responsive to one's baby does not mean that it has to be at personal expense - the happiness of parents and baby is inextricably intertwined. The Essential First Year is not just full of sensible, practical advice, it is backed by more than ten years of new research into infant development, especially in brain growth, which now confirms, for instance, just how much fathers matter to their infant's progress, how girls' and boys' brains are different at birth (anddevelop differently) and how helping a baby to be calm, contented, amused, and interested leads to optimum development of body and brain. Using such information, Penelope Leach shows parents how to deal with problems as well as how to prevent them. Every parent wants to do the best for their baby and for the child that the baby will become. The Essential First Year gives parents the knowledge and the tools to nurture and care for every aspect of their infant's life - to meet the baby's physical needs, to stimulate their intellectual development and ensure their emotional well-being - and most importantly, The Essential First Year helps parents to simply enjoy being parents.

The Fussy Baby Book

Author: William Sears
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007332149
Size: 63.77 MB
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The best-selling authors of The Baby Book (Dr William and Martha Sears) have created a supportive and practical guide to coping with difficult and fussy children. The book contains proven methods for dealing with a multitude of difficulties you may encounter.

Active Baby Healthy Brain

Author: Margaret Sassé
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191100
Size: 66.29 MB
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Movement, play, and active exploration in the first five years of a child’s life are essential to the development of his or her body and brain. Now Active Baby, Healthy Brain presents 135 massages, exercises, and activities that engage your child’s love of play while also stimulating his or her brain development in multiple areas, including: Balance Cross-pattern movement Visualization Vestibular (inner ear) stimulation Laterality Fine and gross motor skills Each activity is presented on its own page with step-by-step instructions, appealing illustrations, and illuminating sidebars. The detailed instructions tell you exactly how to do each activity, as well as how to incorporate toys, music, dance, and games. No single activity takes more than two minutes, and all that’s required is ten minutes a day. More than thirty years in the making, Active Baby, Healthy Brain is an indispensable guide for everyone who is raising a child or who interacts with preschoolers.

Baby And Toddler Learning Fun

Author: Sally Goldberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738212202
Size: 77.89 MB
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It's never too early to share the joy of learning with a child! Sally Goldberg gives parents the tools to provide such rewarding experiences in an organized, fun way with this special book. Here are more than fifty entertaining activities to enjoy with very young children, with instructions for making the toys needed for play. Baby and Toddler Learning Fun also provides smart tips for enriching the home environment in other ways for baby's learning. As children grow, the activities can be easily adapted so they remain as much fun for a toddler as for an infant. It's quick and inexpensive to make the toys out of the stuff infants and toddlers already enjoy looking at or handling-plastic containers, stiff paper, brightly colored scraps of material, and other household items.This hands-on book not only helps parents teach babies important concepts about colors, shapes, letters, and numbers, but also brings parent and child closer through engaging playtimes. The activities aren't to be used as drills but rather as part of dynamic play that parent and child will enjoy. Charts help parents keep track of concepts as they are introduced. The activities are equally appropriate for children with learning delays.

Baby Teacher

Author: Rebecca Shore
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 081084284X
Size: 26.95 MB
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Ever wonder what is going on in a baby's brain? Or how you can best nurture a child's natural development? Or why exactly Bach is better than Mozart for babies? This book will explain why. No technical knowledge is necessary, as Shore makes recent neurological findings accessible to all those who come into contact with young children. Everything a baby experiences in his or her first five years is building the foundation of life's learning potential through the formation of neural networks in the brain. Through increasing the complexity of the early childhood environment in developmentally appropriate ways, we can nurture these neural networks. The visionary educational leader must look beyond the traditional boundaries of the K-12 system, and towards the space between the maternity ward and the kindergarten door.

Joy Of Pregnancy 2nd Edition

Author: Tori Kropp
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
ISBN: 155832920X
Size: 65.19 MB
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Women are celebrating pregnancy like never before: with an attitude of cheerful anticipation, optimism, pride, growth, and empowerment! The Joy of Pregnancy reflects this positive spirit by emphasizing what's normal, fun, and even funny about pregnancy. In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition of her path-breaking book, author Tori Kropp covers recent advances in medical knowledge and changes in typical hospital procedures. The Joy of Pregnancy's month-by-month format provides the essential information that expectant parents crave: how the baby is developing, how the mother's body is changing, how to prepare for birth and baby, and the pros and cons of various pregnancy and childbirth-related choices parents face. Kropp's tone is reassuring and authoritative, but also non-judgmental and often humorous. Questions and answers from her online community Stork Site®, highlighted tips, and quick-reference facts make the text fun to read as well as informative. With this book by their side, expectant parents will be prepared to take an active role in ensuring a healthy, happy, and truly joyful pregnancy.

Caring For Your Baby And Young Child 7th Edition

Author: American Academy Of Pediatrics
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 1984817701
Size: 42.80 MB
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A totally revised and thoroughly updated edition of this mega-seller: a reliable and reassuring guide for new parents, recommended regularly by the 60,000 member doctors of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Now in its 7th edition, this hugely successful classic (more than 4.5 million copies in print) is the most thorough and respected consumer book dedicated to early child care, reviewed and revised with state-of-the-art advice from the most trusted authority: The American Academy of Pediatrics. This book addresses the latest medical research and recommended practices as well as the voiced concerns from their regular parent focus groups, ensuring a resource that is thoroughly up-to-date and eminently useful. This revised and updated edition includes new information on: Healthy development and disabilities--what to watch for, when to get help; Early brain development--cutting edge information about how babies and young children think; Breastfeeding and nutrition--what you need to know about nursing, weaning, and feeding your child; Obesity updates--growth milestones and red flags; Safety standards--the very latest AAP recommendations for tests, toys, immunisations, and more; Helpful media and resources for new parents--how to make the most of media in the home.

The Wonder Years

Author: American Academy Of Pediatrics
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307493369
Size: 69.24 MB
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From America’s most trusted pediatric authority comes an indispensable, easy-to-use guide to helping your baby and young child flourish in the first five years of life—physically, mentally, and emotionally. The first five years of a child’s life are filled with major developmental and behavioral milestones. During this period your infant becomes an individual who has mastered a range of skills—from walking to making conversation–that prepares him or her to enter the world beyond home and family. For parents, this wondrous time provides an opportunity to help children fulfill their potential. The Wonder Years shows you how to make the most of it. Written in the same warm and accessible language that has endeared the Academy’s bestselling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 to millions of parents for over fifteen years, this doctor-approved resource features a variety of fun-filled activities, tips, and hints, and offers the most dependable, authoritative, up-to-date information on child development, including: • Ideal patterns of growth at every stage—and normal variances • Parent-child activities that help you monitor and promote your child’s development • Easy ways to create an enriching home environment • A “behind-the-scenes” look at what’s going on in your child’s developing brain • Information on aiding children with special needs–from ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities to those who are gifted • Advice on consulting specialists, including nutritionists, occupational therapists, and counselors • Tips on safety and injury prevention • How factors like birth order and gender impact development With five hundred full-color photographs and illustrations, developmental time lines, charts, and graphs, this family-friendly book is the definitive guide no parent or caregiver can afford to be without. From the Hardcover edition.