• Family & Relationships

Baby Minds

Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love
Author: Linda Acredolo, Ph.D.,Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307805077
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 6147
More than 65 delightful games and activities to jump-start your baby's amazing brainpower Can 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. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

The Baby Mind Reader: Amazing Psychic Stories from the Man Who Can Read Babies’ Minds


Author: Derek Ogilvie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008140642
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
View: 4674
Psychic Derek Ogilvie is the baby mind reader – called in when parents have tried all else, Derek communicates with children to find the reasons behind their problem behaviour, tantrums and sleepless nights.

    • Family & Relationships

Baby Hearts

A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start
Author: Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D.,Linda Acredolo, Ph.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307417883
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
View: 8742
Who says your baby can’t “talk” about his or her feelings? In fact, babies’ actions often speak louder than words! Understanding those actions–and responding appropriately to them–is the key to giving your child a head start to a healthy and happy future. Now the authors of the bestselling Baby Minds and Baby Signs translate the latest research on the rich inner life of babies into practical, fun activities that will foster your child’s emotional skills during the most critical period–between birth and age three. This comprehensive guide will help you help your child express emotions effectively, develop empathy, form healthy friendships, and cope with specific challenges. Learn how to: •Talk with your child about emotions in order to help him recognize and control his own •Use face-to-face interaction, tone of voice, song, and touch to make your infant feel safe and secure •Start a gratitude journal to help your child appreciate the good things in life •Nurture self-esteem with “try, try again” activities and simple chores •Create a “What are they feeling” deck of cards to help your child understand and practice emotions •Use games and songs to help your child practice self-control •Overcome temper tantrums, aggression, shyness, separation anxiety, and other challenges Whether your child is as easy to raise as a sunflower, as difficult as the prickly holly bush, requires the patience of the delicate orchid, or is as active as the exuberant dandelion, Baby Hearts helps you provide the emotional support that may be the most important gift a parent can give. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Psychology

The Philosophical Baby

What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life
Author: Alison Gopnik
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429959445
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 4470
For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Recently, they have discovered that babies learn more, create more, care more, and experience more than we could ever have imagined. And there is good reason to believe that babies are actually smarter, more thoughtful, and even more conscious than adults. This new science holds answers to some of the deepest and oldest questions about what it means to be human. A new baby's captivated gaze at her mother's face lays the foundations for love and morality. A toddler's unstoppable explorations of his playpen hold the key to scientific discovery. A three-year-old's wild make-believe explains how we can imagine the future, write novels, and invent new technologies. Alison Gopnik - a leading psychologist and philosopher, as well as a mother - explains the groundbreaking new psychological, neuroscientific, and philosophical developments in our understanding of very young children, transforming our understanding of how babies see the world, and in turn promoting a deeper appreciation for the role of parents.

    • Family & Relationships

What's Going on in There?

How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Author: Lise Eliot
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307575388
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 544
View: 8543
As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And just as important, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained--and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better--to help them become smarter, happier people? Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, What's Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What's Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. This remarkable book also discusses: how a baby's brain is "assembled" from scratch the critical prenatal factors that shapebrain development how the birthing process itself affects the brain which forms of stimulation are most effective at promoting cognitive development how boys' and girls' brains develop differently how nutrition, stress, and other physical and social factors can permanently affect a child's brain Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, What's Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Family & Relationships

Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, Third Edition


Author: Linda Acredolo,Susan Goodwyn,Doug Abrams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071615040
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
View: 6822
The Essential Parenting Guide- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED AND EXPANDED! In 1982, child development experts Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., discovered that babies can communicate with simple signs-even before they're able to talk. The result: Baby Signs, the groundbreaking technique that has changed parenting forever. Now, with the widespread popularity of signing with hearing babies and new and exciting research findings to report, the authors have completely revised and expanded Baby Signs to create this indispensable new edition. Featuring an American Sign Language approach, as well as a set of “baby-friendly” alternatives, this comprehensive new program offers all the information any parent needs to join the hundreds of thousands of families around the world who are using Baby Signs to help their children communicate their “joys and fears without tears.” (Newsweek) Inside you will find . . . An expanded dictionary with easy-to-follow photos of 150 ASL signs along with a set of 35 “baby-friendly” alternatives New research showing the benefits of Baby Signs for children's emotional development, for the parent-child relationship, and for reducing frustration and aggression in childcare settings Information to help parents use the magic of Baby Signs to meet the challenges of potty training (as seen on CBS's The Doctors) Real-life stories of parents achieving both stunning and heartwarming communication breakthroughs with their children

    • Social Science

The Baby Matrix


Author: Laura Carroll
Publisher: Laura Carroll
ISBN: 0615617328
Category: Social Science
Page: 185
View: 6350
In the movie The Matrix, the character Morpheus offers two pills to Neo—if he takes the blue pill, he will go on with life as he has before, believing what he has always believed. If he takes the red pill, he will find out what the “matrix” really is, and many of his earlier beliefs will be shattered. When it comes to taking a hard look at a specific set of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction that has driven our society for generations, The Baby Matrix is the red pill. The Baby Matrix looks at long-held beliefs about parenthood and reproduction, and unravels why we believe what we believe. It lays out:We commonly think our desire to have children boils down to our biological wiring, but author Laura Carroll says it’s much more than that. Unlike other books on parenthood, The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World takes a serious look at powerful social and cultural influences that drive the desire for the parenthood experience, and lays out why we need to be very aware of these influences to make the most informed decisions about parenthood. -the historical origins of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction -why many of these beliefs no longer work for society or were never true in the first place -why we continue to believe them anyway -the prices society pays as a result The Baby Matrix shows us how we got here, brings to light what is true, which includes knowing about the powerful influence of “pronatalism,” and explains why society can no longer afford to leave pronatalism unquestioned. “This is not a book about convincing people not to have children,” says Carroll. “I want people to be very aware of the long-held social and cultural pressures, and be able to free themselves from those pressures when making parenthood choices. This will result in more people making the best decisions for themselves, will foster a society in which those who are best suited to become parents are the ones who have children and one that knows what it means to bring a child into the world today.” This book will make you examine your own intentions and beliefs, will rile you, and might just change your mind. Whether you are already a parent, want to become a parent, are still making up your mind, or know you don’t want children, you’ll never think about parenthood in the same way. The Baby Matrix is a must-read for anyone interested in psychology, sociology, anthropology, parenting issues, environmentalism, and social justice. But most of all, it’s for anyone, parent or not, who reveres the truth and wants the best for themselves, their families, and our world.

    • Family & Relationships

The Scientist In The Crib

Minds, Brains, And How Children Learn
Author: Alison Gopnik,Andrew N. Meltzoff,Patricia K. Kuhl
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061846910
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
View: 6679
This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them.It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. It also reveals as fascinating insights about our adult capacities and how even young children -- as well as adults -- use some of the same methods that allow scientists to learn so much about the world. Filled with surprise at every turn, this vivid, lucid, and often funny book gives us a new view of the inner life of children and the mysteries of the mind.

    • Education

Your Baby's Mind

How to Make the Most of the Critical First Two Years
Author: S. H. Jacob
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434369366
Category: Education
Page: 316
View: 3430
Once I had a dream. In my dream I saw a large screen. On half the screen pieces of wood floated across and formed part of a cross in which was written, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." In my dream I thought, "Something is missing!" Then pieces of wood floated across the screen forming the other half of the cross. On that half these words formed, "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life." The cross before me was empty except for the words written on it. The one who had died on the cross was risen. He had triumphed through the cross and over came sin, death and hell. That is the balance and beauty of the greatest story ever told and the true story that gave me beauty for my ashes. Once I lived. I grew. I laughed. I failed. I hurt. I was ashes. Then I searched. I hoped. I found. I repented. I believed. I endured. I failed. I cried. I succeeded. I loved. I rejoiced. I died. Now I'm glorified! Dean L. Gossett

    • Family & Relationships

How Infants Know Minds


Author: Vasudevi Reddy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674026667
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 273
View: 1481
"Reddy's emphasis on involvement rather than observation challenges psychology's traditionally detached stance: for adults as well as for infants it is emotional engagement that allows an awareness of minds. A feeling of minds, Reddy argues, is present from the beginning of life. The starting point for psychological awareness is not isolation but emotional relation."--BOOK JACKET.

    • Family & Relationships

Baby Einstein: Great Minds Start Little


Author: Julie Aigner-Clark
Publisher: Disney Press
ISBN: 9780786853977
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
View: 1010
For years, the people at The Baby Einstein Company have worked hard to create award-winning books, videos, and flash cards that expose babies to the greatest forms of human expression-language, poetry, music, nature, and art-in a stimulating and engaging way. What propels these experts to work so hard? They're parents themselves. There are innumerable teachable moments around us at all times-an object as simple as a flower, a mitten, or a cardboard box can fill a tiny child with pleasure and awe. With dynamic ideas for turning everyday activities into enriching learning experiences, Great Minds Start Little introduces parents to hundreds of playful ways for nurturing baby's intellectual, social, and emotional growth. From one-on-one physical games and special ways to bond with your baby, to creative projects that give infants esteem-building methods to experience language and delight in the arts and sciences, Great Minds combines expert teaching practices with tried-and-true tips and valuable anecdotes from parents who are looking fro unique opportunities to educate while entertaining their children. There is no combination more wonderful than a curious baby, a loving paren

    • Psychology

Diary Of A Baby

What Your Child Sees, Feels, And Experiences
Author: Daniel N. Stern,N Stern
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786723076
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
View: 5072
Every new parent desperately wants to know what goes on in the mind of a baby. Now a noted authority on infant development and psychiatry brings us closer than ever before to penetrating a your child’s consciousness. In alternating sections of evocative prose, representing the baby’s own voice, and explanatory text, Daniel Stern draws on the latest research findings to recreate the baby’s world.”

    • Babysitting

Mrs Pepperpot Minds the Baby


Author: Alf Proysen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1849418640
Category: Babysitting
Page: 32
View: 6185
Mrs. Pepperpot has a problem—a huge problem—she shrinks! And when she shrinks she finds herself in all sorts of trouble. When Mrs. Pepperpot agrees to mind baby Roger from next door, she doesn't know that she's going to shrink. How can she look after him when she's only as tall as a pepperpot? Baby Roger thinks she's a doll and jiggles and joggles her and throws her high in the air. Will Mrs. Pepperpot be able to keep the baby out of mischief until his mother comes to get him?

    • Psychology

Building Healthy Minds

The Six Experiences That Create Intelligence And Emotional Growth In Babies And Young Children
Author: Stanley I Greenspan,Nancy Lewis,Stanley Greenspan
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786748672
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
View: 2264
Every parent wants to raise a bright, happy, and moral child, but until Stanley Greenspan investigated the building blocks of cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development, no one could show parents how and when these qualities begin. In this book Dr. Greenspan, the internationally admired child psychiatrist, identifies the six key experiences that enable children to reach their full potential. In Building Healthy Minds, he draws upon discoveries made in his research and practice as he describes the many ways in which games, fantasy play, and conversations with and without words encourage this development. No one has looked so deeply into the very earliest stages of human development, and no other book makes such vital and effective information available to every parent.

    • Family & Relationships

You Are My World

How a Parent's Love Shapes a Baby's Mind
Author: Amy Hatkoff
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781584795919
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 96
View: 1935
Lovely black-and-white photographs of infants are paired with captions that celebrate the continually miraculous interaction that occurs between babies and their mothers and fathers. Features a die-cut frame in which parents can place a photo of their own child.

    • Business & Economics

Buy, Buy Baby

How Consumer Culture Manipulates Parents and Harms Young Minds
Author: Susan Gregory Thomas
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547237954
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
View: 2853
An investigative journalist analyzes the diverse ways in which marketers and promoters exploit infants and toddlers and the potentially damaging impact of that exploitation on the family and society as a whole.

    • Family & Relationships

How to Have a Smarter Baby


Author: Susan Ludington-Hoe,Susan K. Golant
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553265415
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
View: 7695
Explains the Infant Stimulation Program, a proven method for maximizing a baby's mental and physical development that takes no more than fifteen minutes a day and is used by health professionals throughout the United States

    • Psychology

Just Babies

The Origins of Good and Evil
Author: Paul Bloom
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307886867
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
View: 2190
A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as blank moral slates. Many of us take for granted that babies are born selfish and that it is the role of society—and especially parents—to transform them from little sociopaths into civilized beings. In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing on groundbreaking research at Yale, Bloom demonstrates that, even before they can speak or walk, babies judge the goodness and badness of others’ actions; feel empathy and compassion; act to soothe those in distress; and have a rudimentary sense of justice. Still, this innate morality is limited, sometimes tragically. We are naturally hostile to strangers, prone to parochialism and bigotry. Bringing together insights from psychology, behavioral economics, evolutionary biology, and philosophy, Bloom explores how we have come to surpass these limitations. Along the way, he examines the morality of chimpanzees, violent psychopaths, religious extremists, and Ivy League professors, and explores our often puzzling moral feelings about sex, politics, religion, and race. In his analysis of the morality of children and adults, Bloom rejects the fashionable view that our moral decisions are driven mainly by gut feelings and unconscious biases. Just as reason has driven our great scientific discoveries, he argues, it is reason and deliberation that makes possible our moral discoveries, such as the wrongness of slavery. Ultimately, it is through our imagination, our compassion, and our uniquely human capacity for rational thought that we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we were born with, becoming more than just babies. Paul Bloom has a gift for bringing abstract ideas to life, moving seamlessly from Darwin, Herodotus, and Adam Smith to The Princess Bride, Hannibal Lecter, and Louis C.K. Vivid, witty, and intellectually probing, Just Babies offers a radical new perspective on our moral lives. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Feminist Baby


Author: Loryn Brantz
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368012884
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9341
Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you! Feminist Baby chooses what to wear and if you don't like it she doesn't care! Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way!

    • Health & Fitness

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children

A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health
Author: Aviva Jill Romm, M.D.,Jill Aviva Romm
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1587611929
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 448
View: 8654
Committed to finding natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN, midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers a comprehensive handbook that addresses the common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. Aviva'¬?s whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN is indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.