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Author: Jackie Silberg
Publisher: Gryphon House
Paperback - Also available as an eBook
Pages: 256, © 2001
Over 240 fun-filled games include lots of hugs and kisses to help babies bond with their caregivers and parents as they develop necessary skills. Babies experience the interaction and nurturing they need for healthy self-esteem. This book encourages the development of happy, trusting babies who will become happy, trusting toddlers. If there's a baby in your child care center or in your family, you won't want to miss these wonderful games.
"Featuring more than 225 simple activities to delight and stimulate children during their first year, this book includes numerous intriguing variations on games and notes on what babies will learn from each game… Any equipment needed is readily available and each game is fun and natural-no flash cards here!"
"Jackie Silberg's Games to Play with Babies could prove to be a life-saver for new parent, grandparents, teen-age baby-sitters and day care staff. There are MANY games, both old and new, that will help create bonds of affection between infants and adults. The format of the book is especially user-friendly. Each page has one activity, lists 'What your baby will learn' and an illustration. Activities are presented for different ages, ranging from 0-3 months to 9-12 months. You may need two copies, one to hide for personal use, and one to loan to others!"
"...the games included in Jackie Silberg's book Games to Play With Babies will help to stimulate the connections in the babies' brains. In addition, they will improve babies' listening skills, spark their curiosity, increase their awareness of their bodies and help them develop a sense of humor... Games to Play With Babies will allow you to interact with your baby as well as teach them valuable skills while having fun."
"…The latest research affirms the importance of stimulating babies to help their brain cells form connections, paving the way for future learning. The games included in Jackie Silberg's book Games to Play With Babies will help to stimulate the connections in babies' brains. In addition, they will improve babies' listening skills, spark their curiosity, increase their awareness of their bodies and help them develop a sense of humor. Each game describes what babies will learn by playing it. For example, your 0-3 month old baby will learn social skills while playing 'Baby Boop', as you touch baby's different places and make the sound 'boop' with each touch. Games to Play With Babies will allow you to interact with your baby as well as teach her valuable skills while having fun"
"Author Jackie Silberg says fun and easy games are the easiest and most effective way to encourage healthy development in a child's early years. Simple, age appropriate games help young children develop gross and fine motor skills, language skills, social skills and more. Using brain research and her child development background, Jackie has written Games to Play with Babies, Third Edition; Games to Play with Toddlers, Revised Edition; and Games to Play with Two Year Olds, Revised Edition. This updated series offers all new illustrations and over 140 new games."
"Games to Play with Babies is the best book I have read since my daughter was born in January. I love the connection that we have experienced with her at such a very young age. Each game we play is like a communication bridge to our daughter. It is priceless. Thank you.
Jackie Silberg, who has an M.S. in child development, is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie founded and directed the Jewish Community Center School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Channel 41 television, planning the music and performing her original music for a children's program called "41 Treehouse Lane." She wrote and produced a television show for Time Warner called "Just Kids," which addressed children's needs and interests. Jackie has worked as a consultant with the Discovery Channel, setting up their music streaming website. She has given workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and family concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, and in Singapore. Jackie has served as an adjunct instructor at both Emporia State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and lectures at Johnson County Community College. Jackie is the owner of Miss Jackie Music Company.
Jackie Silberg lives in Leawood, Kansas.