Games for Playing and Learning
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Author: Jackie Silberg
Publisher: Gryphon House
Paperback - Also available as an eBook
Pages: 128, © 2009
Did you know?
A baby’s brain is 250% more active than that of an adult.
* The networking of the brain's synapses is nearly complete after the first 3 years of life.
* Giving your baby stimulating experiences encourages brain development that will prepare your baby for successful learning in the future.
Filled with developmental games based on the latest brain research, Baby Smarts helps you build your baby’s brain power, one activity at a time!
Baby Smarts is divided into four chapters, each representing a three-month period. Each chapter begins with a chart that helps teachers and parents anticipate the typical developmental milestones for that age. The corresponding games and activities develop and reinforce the skills babies need to reach those milestones. Each activity in Baby Smarts uses common materials—there’s no need for expensive toys or props. Every activity in Baby Smarts builds the foundation for future learning!
"...is a concise collection of how to support a baby’s physical, intellectual and social-emotional development....It would make a good gift for first-time parents of newborns or young infants....It’s small enough to fit in a purse or diaper bag, which makes it an easy cheat sheet when you are stuck waiting somewhere with a restless baby. "
"...wonderful “must have” book."
"It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents... "
"I am pleased Jackie is providing parents with a tool to help foster their baby’s development in ways that make learning simple and enjoyable for both baby and the parent."
"Every activity in Baby Smarts builds the foundation for future learning.....This book is very well outlined and easy to follow. It has hundreds of ideas and an index in the back for easy reference....It’s compact enough to throw in the diaper bag to give you ideas when you are in a waiting room trying to entertain your baby....This would also definitely make a great baby gift. "
"This is a great book to have on hand for those times that you aren’t sure what to do next...it is nice to have a resource that I can quickly refer to that will remind me of what I can try next. "
"An all-in-one resource, you can check to see what your little one should be doing physicallyk, socially/emotionally, and mentally, at the same time as learning a wide variety of games to do with your child to enhance development in the previously mentioned areas."
"…an excellent book…
"This book is filled with wonderful developmental games for you and your baby to play."
"A great idea for any expectant couple!"
"A thorough guide to every game imaginable that you can play with your child from birth to one year of age to quicken his physical, psychological, cognitive, verbal, and social development. "
""Baby Smarts" is a strong choice for parents who want their children to be the next great thinkers of the world. "
"Building on ever-expanding research on infant development, Jackie Silberg offers another collection of games and activities designed to build infants’ brains.None of the activities require special props or equipment—a boon to programs eager to provide the best care while heeding budget constraints."
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.