Experience the first two years of a child's life just as they do in this videorecording. This groundbreaking program reveals what only the little ones know. What is their most profound need? How do they really see their parents? What does it feel like to struggle to walk or learn to speak?
Studies show that babies who are read to at six months demonstrate a 40 percent increase in their vocabulary a year later. Baby Read-Aloud Basics is based on an interactive process for reading, with a description of six read-aloud stages, recommended book types and a list of further reading to help children build their vocabulary faster.
Shows parents how to encourage literacy in their preschool children and why it is important, providing ideas for activities that promote reading, writing, and communication within the home and throughout the day.
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.
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.
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.
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”).
"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.