• 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: 6298
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

    • 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: 8871
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.

    • 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: 7129
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.

    • Family & Relationships

Baby Sign Language Basics

Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers, 3rd Edition
Author: Monta Z. Briant
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401955630
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 480
View: 3915
Now includes streaming video, additional tips, advice, and updated resources! Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe to the miracle of signing with their babies —and left them wanting more! Now, in this newly expanded edition, Monta Z. Briant provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are also included to make learning fun and to quickly open up two-way communication. Parents will meet real signing families and learn how to make sign language a part of their everyday interactions with their children. Also included is a video signing dictionary featuring all the signs from the book. Just point and click, and see the sign you want to learn come alive! This is a must-have for all parents, grandparents, and anyone else who spends time with preverbal children. After all, what parent or caregiver doesn’t want to know what their baby is trying to tell them?

    • Education

Signs of the Times


Author: Edgar H. Shroyer
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9780913580769
Category: Education
Page: 433
View: 2652
Designed for use as a classroom text, this book is a useful beginning contact-signing book. It present 1185 signs, organized into 41 lessons. Each lesson contains illustrations of all vocabulary English glosses and synonyms, sample sentences to define vocabulary context, and practice sentences.

    • Family & Relationships

How Babies Talk

The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life
Author: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff,Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101213086
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
View: 6492
In their first three years of life babies face the most complex learning endeavor they will ever undertake as human beings: They learn to talk. Now, as researchers make new forays into the mystery of the development of the human brain, authors Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, both developmental psychologists and language experts, offer parents a powerfully insightful guidebook to how infants--even while in the womb--begin to learn language. Along the way, the authors provide parents with the latest scientific findings, developmental milestones, and important advice on how to create the most effective learning environments for their children. This book takes readers on a fascinating, vitally important exploration of the dance between nature and nurture, and explains how parents can help their children learn more successfully.

    • Family & Relationships

Child of Mine

Feeding with Love and Good Sense
Author: Ellyn Satter
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
ISBN: 1936693267
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 536
View: 7340
Widely considered the leading book involving nutrition and feeding infants and children, this revised edition offers practical advice that takes into account the most recent research into such topics as: emotional, cultural, and genetic aspects of eating; proper diet during pregnancy; breast-feeding versus; bottle-feeding; introducing solid food to an infant's diet; feeding the preschooler; and avoiding mealtime battles. An appendix looks at a wide range of disorders including allergies, asthma, and hyperactivity, and how to teach a child who is reluctant to eat. The author also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of giving young children vitamins.

    • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Author: Harvey Karp
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553393235
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 352
View: 8552
"A completely revised and updated second edition of one of the most popular and bestselling parenting books of all time, by America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Harvey Karp, M.D. shares his groundbreaking approach to calming your new baby's crying and transforming your infant into the happiest baby on the block! His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: 1. Create the Fourth Trimester: How to re-create the womblike atmosphere your newborn baby still yearns for. 2. Find the Calming Reflex: An "off switch" all babies are born wtih, which quickly soothes fussing and crying. 3. Use the 5 S's: Five easy methods to turn on your baby's amazing calming reflex. 4. Apply the Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S's to calm even colicky babies. THOROUGHLY REVISED SECOND EDITION"--

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Baby Signs

A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language
Author: Joy Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735228663
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 16
View: 2005
Long before they're able to talk, babies have a whole lot to say. With this adorable board book of essential signs, babies and toddlers can easily learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings and even make basic observations with a simple gesture. Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. Just point to a sign in the book, say the word while making the sign, and the baby will soon be signing. Communicating a wet diaper or a hungry belly, asking for help or saying "all done" becomes as easy as waving hello or good-bye. And these are just a few of the thirteen signs inside this small and adorably illustrated board book, perfect for little hands and minds to grasp.

    • Psychology

Child and Adolescent Psychology

Typical and Atypical Development
Author: Stephen Von Tetzchner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317585186
Category: Psychology
Page: 678
View: 915
Child and Adolescent Psychology provides an accessible and thorough introduction to human development by integrating insights from typical and atypical development. This integration cements understanding since the same processes are involved. Knowledge about atypical development informs the understanding of typical development, and knowledge about typical development is a necessary basis for understanding atypical development and working with children with disorders. Based on international research, and informed by biological, social and cultural perspectives, the book provides explanations of developmental phenomena, with a focus on how children and adolescents at different age levels actually think, feel and act. Following a structure by topic, with chronological developments within each chapter, von Tetzchner presents and contrasts the major theoretical ideas in developmental psychology and discusses their implications for different aspects of development. He also integrates information about sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities and the main emotional and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence, and the developmental consequences of these disabilities and disorders. Child and Adolescent Psychology is accompanied by online resources for lecturers and students to enhance the book, including essay questions for each chapter, Powerpoint slides and multiple-choice questions. The book and companion website will prove invaluable to developmental psychology students.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Baby Signs for Bedtime


Author: Linda Acredolo,Susan Goodwyn
Publisher: HarperFestival
ISBN: 9780060090760
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 9647
Through baby signing that parents can teach to their children, youngsters can learn to communicate sooner, before their vocal chords are developed, which increases children's self-esteem.

    • Education

Baby Sign Language Made Easy

101 Signs to Start Communicating with Your Child Now
Author: Lane Rebelo
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781641520775
Category: Education
Page: 168
View: 8675
Baby Sign Language Made Easy makes it fun and simple to communicate with your little one long before they are able to talk. From clapping their hands in excitement to lifting their arms to be held, babies are naturally inclined to use gestures to communicate. With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you'll discover 101 useful, everyday signs such as "more", "all done", "bed", "milk" that will help you understand what your child is saying while having fun and strengthening your bond. In Baby Sign Language Made Easy Lane Rebelo, founder of the award-winning Tiny Signs® baby sign language program, delivers the step-by-step guidance that has helped thousands of parents integrate baby sign language into their daily routine. As a busy mother of two, Lane knows that parents don't have much free time on their hands to learn about baby sign language. Here, she offers simple strategies to learn the basics of baby sign language that will help you get started. Simple and effective, Baby Sign Language Made Easy follows a clear structure that includes: An overview of baby sign language that addresses signing at different ages and developmental milestones 10 quick-start signs to get your baby signing right away about topics that are most essential and relevant to their daily life A total of 101 illustrated ASL signs that feature memory tips, suggestions for when to use the sign, and advice on how to identify baby's response Chapters organized by theme--such as Mealtimes & Manners, Bath Time & Bedtime, Family & Feelings, and more With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you and your child will quickly learn to communicate about everything that goes on in their little world--and you'll have fun doing it.

    • Family & Relationships

Teach Your Baby to Sign Deck


Author: Monica Beyer,Quayside
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 9781592336289
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
View: 4563
Here is the ultimate guide to baby sign language, with an easy-to-use card deck. Each card includes a color photo and a useful sign to teach your child, along with stage-by-stage guidance so parents will know what to teach first and what to add as they and their baby become more skilled and comfortable with signing.

    • Family & Relationships

Raising Your Spirited Child

A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More
Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061750743
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 9008
The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate.Spirited kids are, in fact, simply "more"—by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child.Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you: Understand your child's—and your own—temperamental traits Plan for success with a simple four-step program Discover the power of positive—rather than negative—labels Cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur Develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school and many other situations Filled with personal insight and authorative advice, Raising Your Spirited Child can help make parenting the joy it should be, rather than the trial it can be.

    • Family & Relationships

Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself


Author: Dee Reid,Diana Bentley
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1444134256
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
View: 5426
Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself shows you how to develop your child's skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the benefits of singing and rhyming together to learning letters and later helping them at school, it gives you all the practical advice you need to confidently help your child, whatever their age and reading ability. Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives your child a head start - Shows you how to read with your baby - Explains how to teach basic letters - Shows you how to help them make progress at school

    • Family & Relationships

You Are Your Child's First Teacher

Encouraging Your Child's Natural Development from Birth to Age Six
Author: Rahima Baldwin Dancy
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607743027
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 322
View: 5926
Explains how young children think and develop, describes ways parents can help their children learn about the world, and covers creativity, imagination, artistic ability, and music.

    • Religion

1-2-3 Parenting with Heart

Three-Step Discipline for a Calm and Godly Household
Author: Thomas Phelan,Chris Webb
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492653039
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 4950
Based on the bestselling parenting book, 1-2-3 Magic, and adapted for a Christian lifestyle In 1-2-3 Parenting with Heart, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan and pastor Chris Webb teach Christian parents to take charge while refraining from yelling, leading to better behaved children, happier parents, and a more peaceful home environment. Complete with relevant Bible verses, explanations, and exercises, this guide allows you to get back in charge of your home and enjoy your kids again by helping you set limits for your children, and by breaking down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps: • Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.). • Encouraging Good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed-and staying there!, chores, etc.). • Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children. You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, including advice for common problems such as: • Whining • Sibling rivalry • Reluctance to do chores • Talking back • Refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night • Stubbornness For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help them raise happier, healthier families and put the fun back into parenting.

    • Family & Relationships

Teach Your Baby to Sign

An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies
Author: Monica Beyer
Publisher: Crestline Books
ISBN: 9780785835271
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
View: 4151
You can hear--your baby can hear--so what's the deal? Every parent knows how frustrated babies become when they can't make themselves clear to their families. But now, before they can talk, they can tell you what they mean with signs! Signing has taken the parenting world by storm. Why? Every parent is eager to give their baby the best possible upbringing, the least frustration, and the best head start for achieving in today's driven, competitive society. Research (funded by the National Institutes of Health) has found that signing babies: talk sooner and have larger vocabularies; have stronger parent/child bonds; have less frustration, crying and tantrums; show more interest in books; engage in more sophisticated play; and have higher IQ scores. Now, what parent doesn't want that? Baby signing has been featured on Dateline and Oprah. Teach Your Baby to Sign features photographs of babies signing, plus line illustrations of each sign. And it provides 200 useful signs, more than any other book, so parents can have a wide selection to choose from, along with stage-by-stage guidance so they'll know which signs to teach first and which to add as they and their baby become progressively more skilled and comfortable with signing.

    • Medical

Understanding Child Development: 0-8 Years, 3rd Edition

Linking Theory and Practice
Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1444189425
Category: Medical
Page: 272
View: 4900
Understanding child development 0-8 provides you with thorough coverage of theory about how young children develop and the practical implications of research. This book will enable students and practitioners to understand what happens within early childhood and factors that promote secure learning and well being. The author focuses especially on the importance of personal, social and emotional development, the significance of developing communication skills and the contribution of young children's physical development. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice'. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with young children and families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.