Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help babies to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries. Activities include baby massage, basic exploration, and hide-and-seek.
The Baby Book : Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby from Birth to Age Two The Baby Book : Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby from Birth to Age Two / William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, and James Sears
A comprehensive baby care book features information on every aspect of infant care, including the treatment of illnesses and infant nutritional requirements, and focuses on a baby's five needs: eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort.
"Jean Barbre's newest book offers rich, play-based, and developmentally appropriate STEM activities for the youngest of children--infants, toddlers, and twos. It also provides teachers with a strong basis of theory and practice in support of early childhood STEM education, instilling an awareness of the teachable STEM moments and suggesting a plethora of strategies, techniques, tips, and tools to lay the foundation for young children's twenty-first century STEM learning"--
Instructs parents on raising intelligent and emotionally stable children, from newborns to toddlers, by encouraging healthy brain activity and development and debunking traditional and contemporary "brain-boosting" methods.
Between feeding infants, sending kids off to school, helping with homework, getting little ones ready for bed, and countless other activities, it may seem impossible to find a few moments to restore your ever-subsiding sanity.
Infants and toddlers can use sign language well before they can speak, offering an exciting opportunity for the two of you to communicate in deeper and more complete ways. Start things off with baby sign language essentials; like "eat," "more," and "all done"; then move on to more complex ideas; like different foods, the outside world, opposites, and emotions.
Loose parts 2 : inspiring play with infants and toddlers Loose parts 2 : inspiring play with infants and toddlers / Miriam Beloglovsky and Lisa Daly
Loose parts capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. This form of play allows infants to be in control and recognize the power of their bodies and actions. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant and toddler environments.
Pediatrician and mother of two young daughters, Dr. Whitney Casares, delivers a modern, empathetic guide to preparing for a baby and those first few days, weeks, and months of being a parent. From basic newborn care to breastfeeding success and from childcare choices to the emotional ups and downs of new motherhood, Dr. Casares’s advice combines important health and safety information from the American Academy of Pediatrics with honest insights from her own parenting experiences. A dual approach to baby and self-care supports new and expecting moms through the challenges of meeting their own needs while getting ready for and caring for a new baby and includes important information on baby blues and postpartum depression. Dr. Casares’s message is especially relatable for fellow working moms, struggling to win at parenting without losing themselves.
On becoming baby wise : giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep On becoming baby wise : giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep / Gary Ezzo, M.A. and Robert Bucknam, M.D
Teaches parents about synchronized feedings so their baby will establish cycles for wake time and nighttime, giving both parent and child the rest they need.
Retro baby : cut back on all the gear and boost your baby's development with more than 100 time-tested activities Retro baby : cut back on all the gear and boost your baby's development with more than 100 time-tested activities / Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OT
How the baby product industry affects your child's development -- Set a solid foundation- Grow, baby, grow! -- How senses and experiences shape your baby's world -- Keep your sleeping baby safe and practice tummy time -- Prevent positional skull deformities -- Building a solid sensory-motor foundation: birth to 3 months -- Enhancing development with retro activities: 4 to 6 months -- Enhancing development with retro activities: 7 to 9 months -- Enhancing development with retro activities: 10 to 12 months -- Enhancing development with retro activities: 13 to 24 months.
Talking baby : helping your child discover language Talking baby : helping your child discover language / Margaret Maclagen and Anne Buckley
This book takes a child-led approach to encouraging language development. We hope you enjoy discovering more about how language grows and ways you can choose to nourish its development in your child. The main focus in this book is on babies and young children.
This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With What to Expect’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and “gentle cesareans”).
What to feed your baby : a pediatrician's guide to the eleven essential foods to guarantee veggie-loving, no-fuss, healthy-eating kids What to feed your baby : a pediatrician's guide to the eleven essential foods to guarantee veggie-loving, no-fuss, healthy-eating kids / Tanya Altmann
"A practicing pediatrician, bestselling author, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics offers a simple, fool-proof, no fuss plan for raising kids who love eating nutritious food. As a pediatrician and mother of three boys, Dr. Tanya Altmann knows that good nutrition is essential for healthy kids. But parents today are bombarded with confusing, and sometimes harmful, information. Nutritional guidelines are constantly changing, and parents don't know who to trust for medically sound, proven advice that works.