A dynamic new story about how babies make their way in the world--and how grown-ups have tried to make sense of these tiny inscrutable beings.
As a new parent, Nicholas Day had some basic but confounding questions: Why does my son find the straitjacket of his swaddling blanket comforting and not terrifying? How can he never meet a developmental norm and still be OK? And when will he stop sucking my finger? So he went digging for answers. They were not what he expected.
Drawing on a wealth of perspectives--scientific, historical, cross-cultural, personal--Baby Meets World is organized around the mundane activities that dominate the life of an infant: sucking, smiling, touching, toddling. From these everyday activities, Day weaves together an account that is anything but ordinary: a fresh, surprising story, both weird and wondrous, about our first experience of the world.
Part hidden history of parenthood, part secret lives of babies, Baby Meets World steps back from the moment-to-moment chaos of babydom. It allows readers to see infancy anew in all its strangeness and splendor.
More than 65 delightful games and activities to jump-start your baby's amazing brainpowerCan simply singing a song or blowing a dandelion under a toddler's nose help her mind to blossom? Can your baby count, remember events, and solve problems even before he can talk? The exciting answer to both questions is yes Breakthrough research is revealing the extraordinary inborn abilities of infants.
It is also showing how experiences during the first years of life profoundly
influence intelligence, creativity, language development-and even later
reading and math skills. Now two psychologists and child development experts-authors of the bestselling Baby Signs-have created a delightful guide for parents based on the most up-to-date knowledge of how babies discover the world. You'll learn how to: _ Create a homemade mobile to stimulate your three-month-old's delight in solving problems
_ Play a patty-cake game to help your two-year-old
make logical connections
_ Initiate bedtime conversations that build your child's memory and sense of personal history
_ Develop "Baby Signs" to help your toddler communicate before he or she can talk
_ Stimulate your child's natural number skills with puppets and counting games
_ Use nursery rhymes and special read-aloud techniques to foster reading readiness
_ Nurture budding creativity with humor and fantasy play
_ And much more Baby Minds is not another program for creating "super babies." Instead it
builds on activities that babies instinctively love to develop their unique abilities and make your daily interactions full of the joy of discovery-for both of you.
Your baby's perfect name is out there. This book will help you find it. The right baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life--and maybe even satisfy your relatives. But there's no shortage of names to choose from, and you can't expect to just stumble upon a name like that in an A-to-Z dictionary. Enter the revised and updated fourth edition of The Baby Name Wizard. This ultimate baby-name guide uses groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to create a visual image for each name, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other specific and promising name ideas. Each unique "name snapshot" includes a rundown of style categories the name belongs to, nickname options, variants, pronunciations, prominent examples, and names with a similar style and feeling. This new edition also contains expanded sections on popular names and style lists. A perfect, up-to-date guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard will delight you from the first name you look up and keep you enchanted through your journey to finding the just-right name for your baby.
At Last A Beginner's Guide to Newborn Baby TechnologyYou've programmed your DVR, you've installed a wireless Internet connection, you can even check Facebook on your cell phone. But none of this experience will prepare you for the world's biggest technological marvel: a newborn baby. Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner's Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: What's the best way to swaddle a baby? How can I make my newborn sleep through the night? When should I bring the baby to a doctor for servicing? Whatever your concerns, you'll find the answers here--courtesy of celebrated pediatrician Dr. Louis Borgenicht and his son, Joe Borgenicht. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for anyone who wants to learn the basics of childcare.
The easy, illustrated guide to teaching your baby sign language
What if your baby could "talk" to you before he or she could actually speak? Sign Babies creator Nancy Cadjan brings years of expertise to Baby Signing 1-2-3, providing specific signs and techniques for different age ranges, so you know how to work best with your baby at each stage of development. Packed full of pictures that show and explain each sign, Baby Signing 1-2-3 makes learning and teaching baby signs a breeze.
- Pictures that clear away the confusion
- Over 270 signs
- Targeted advice for every stage, from birth to later in life
This is the resource for parents looking to introduce a trusted system of American Sign Language into their child's life. With clear explanations and basic routines, your baby will be "talking" before you know it
As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to "sign and sing." Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words.
This second edition (9780778804512) replaces the first edition (9780778801634)
Now with 100 additional American Sign Language (ASL) symbols plus more case studies.
The interest surrounding baby signing continues to increase as more and more parents embrace this special world of communication, which allows babies to communicate before they can talk. Sign language gives them a way to express their wants and needs, easing frustration for both baby and parent. Being able to communicate effectively with a very young child is positively thrilling.
Part 1 of the book is an introduction to signing with babies and young children, providing the basic knowledge, skills and strategies to get started. Age-specific guidelines offer advice on signing with children from birth to age 3 and up.
Part 2 is a handy dictionary of 450 ASL signs, each clearly illustrated with tips on how to form and remember the signs.
Part 3 provides favorite songs and rhymes to sign with a child.
Special features include:
- The top 5 signing tips
- A program that parents can customize according to their family's needs Answers to frequently asked questions
- Instructions on the 5 distinct components of ASL signs: body space, hand shape, movement, palm orientation, and facial expression
- Age-specific advice on how to teach sign language as a child develops.
By simply following this book, a special world of communication awaits.
Easy baby sign language for every age and stage
From the author of the award-winning Baby Signing 1-2-3 and the creator of the bestselling Sign Babies ASL Flash Cards, comes the simple and comprehensive resource you've been looking for to help you and your baby learn sign language and have fun doing it
Using trusted American Sign Language (ASL), Baby Signing Essentials is the perfect resource for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to create effective two-way communication. Designed to grow with your baby by covering physical, emotional, mental, and linguistic development at each age, this is the essential guide to sign language.
- The 10 essential signs for each age and stage of development plus information on your child's developmental stage and milestones
- Easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations to help you make each sign correctly, plus tips on exactly how to teach each sign to your child
- 200 illustrated ASL signs (including the basics like MILK, MORE, and EAT)
- A special section on signing with children who have special needs
- An alphabetical list of all signs (with page numbers)
This easy, illustrated book will help you in teaching your baby basic sign language like more, please, milk and all done, plus hundreds of other signs to help you and your little one communicate.
With the gift of sign language, you can communicate with your child as early as four to six months, reduce tantrums, build verbal language skills, and create a stronger bond than ever