Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3

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Penguin, Jul 31, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development

Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn’t the right “edu-tainment” that nurtures an infant’s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it’s within every parent’s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them.
 

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Contents

FIRST BEWARE OF THE HYPE
WHAT BABIES AND TODDLERS REALLY NEED
MORE WAYS THIS BOOK IS DIFFERENT
YOUR BABYS BRIGHT FUTURE
THE FIVE BRAINDEVELOPMENT WOWS
HOW YOUR BABYS BRAIN IS LIKE A BAGEL
HOW ATTENTION WORKS
YOU CAN EXERCISE THE ATTENTION SYSTEM
CHILD CARE
BONDBUILDERS FOR INFANTS 0 TO 6 MONTHS
BONDBUILDERS FOR BABIES 6 TO 18 MONTHS
BONDBUILDERS FOR TODDLERS 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS
LANGUAGE GROWS THROUGH EXPOSURE
YOUR BABYS BRAIN IS WIRED TO INTERACT
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND THE BRAIN
WHAT YOUR RESPONSES TEACH

HEALTHY ATTENTION MAGNETS
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT DIFFERENT AGES
WHY BABIES NEED FACES
FACE TIME
FUN SATISFIES A BIOLOGICAL NEED
HOW REPETITION POWERS LEARNING
PLAY TIME
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
HOW TV CAN ALTER BRAIN STRUCTURE
WHAT TV DOESNT DO
SCREEN TIME
DOWNTIME FUELS LEARNING
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS
DOWNTIME FEEDS CREATIVITY
DOWNTIME AIDS MEMORY
ATTENTIONBUILDERS FOR INFANTS 0 TO 6 MONTHS
ATTENTIONBUILDERS FOR BABIES 6 TO 18 MONTHS
ATTENTIONBUILDERS FOR TODDLERS 18 TO 36 MONTHS
BRAINS NEED HUGS
MYTHS ABOUT BONDING
THIS IS YOUR BABYS BRAIN ON STRESS
EVERYDAY EXAMPLES
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN A CHILD
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND BONDING
REALITY CHECK COMMONSENSE RESPONSIVE CARE
FORM POSITIVE LINKS
GOOD BONDING IS GOOD DISCIPLINE
RESPONSIVE CARE
WHAT ARE YOUR ROUTINES?
HOW TOUCH HELPS BABIES
SENSORY INTEGRATION
TOUCH
THE FIRST YEAR IS UNIQUE
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT DIFFERENT AGES
THE NUMBER ONE IQ BUILDER
THE BABY STEPS OF LEARNING TO TALK
HOW WORDS HELP ORGANIZE THE BRAIN
EVERYDAY TALK
TYPICAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
I thought it wasnt a good idea to push a childcant reading wait til kindergarten?
My baby isnt even talking yet
MUSIC MAYBE
MUSIC TRAINING AND THE BRAIN
MUSIC TRAINING AND READING
MUSIC
COMMUNICATIONBUILDERS FOR INFANTS 0 TO 6 MONTHS
COMMUNICATIONBUILDERS FOR BABIES 6 TO 18 MONTHS
COMMUNICATIONBUILDERS FOR TODDLERS 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS
A PICTURE GUIDE
HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
RESOURCES
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Dr. Jill Stamm is the cofounder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development and is an associate clinical professor at Arizona State University in psychology in education. Paula Spencer is the coauthor of Dr. Harvey Karpas bestseller "The Happiest Toddler on the Block," and author of "Momfidence"!

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