Active Baby, Healthy Brain: 135 Fun Exercises and Activities to Maximize Your Child's Brain Development from Birth Through Age 5 1/2

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The Experiment, Jan 12, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 160 pages
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Movement, play, and active exploration in the first five years of a child’s life are essential to the development of his or her body and brain. Now Active Baby, Healthy Brain presents 135 massages, exercises, and activities that engage your child’s love of play while also stimulating his or her brain development in multiple areas, including:

  • Balance
  • Cross-pattern movement
  • Visualization
  • Vestibular (inner ear) stimulation
  • Laterality
  • Fine and gross motor skills

Each activity is presented on its own page with step-by-step instructions, appealing illustrations, and illuminating sidebars. The detailed instructions tell you exactly how to do each activity, as well as how to incorporate toys, music, dance, and games. No single activity takes more than two minutes, and all that’s required is ten minutes a day. More than thirty years in the making, Active Baby, Healthy Brain is an indispensable guide for everyone who is raising a child or who interacts with preschoolers.


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User Review  - Natalia_Sh - LibraryThing

It’s a wonderful book with many interesting and health-giving activities for the first six years of a child’s life. There are many appealing illustrations, which are helping to understand how to ... Read full review

Promotes physical activity with baby to child

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I wish I had know about this book so we could have started some of the physical activities when he was younger. He is now 10 months old and loves all the new ideas from this book that we are using ... Read full review

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Margaret Sasse founded Toddler Kindy GymbaROO in Australia in 1982, which now has 85 centers, 16 of them based internationally. She is an acknowledged authority on infant development, and has written and produced several books and videos.

Melbourne-based artist Georges McKail has supplied many delightful illustrations for Margaret Sasse's books.

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