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Baby Development Everything You Need to Know,9780756691905

Baby Development Everything You Need to Know



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Focusing on what anxious parents can do to help maximize their baby's potential in a relaxed, fun way, Baby Development: Everything You Need to Knowprovides easy-to-follow steps to encourage baby's progression from newborn to toddler. With overviews of key milestones, from the first smile and learning to roll to first steps and words, Baby Development: Everything You Need to Knowis packed with games and activities to encourage development in five key areas: socialization, body movement, hand control, communication skills, and cognitive ability.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
The first 2 months
Your new babyp. 10
Strengthening your bondp. 12
Safe and securep. 14
Making eye contactp. 15
Mirroringp. 16
First introductionsp. 17
Sibling relationshipsp. 18
Loving massagep. 20
New sensationsp. 22
Touch and ticklep. 23
Encouraging motionp. 24
Grasping and touchingp. 26
Baby talkp. 28
Reading his signalsp. 30
Learning through lookingp. 32
3 to 6 months
Your growing babyp. 36
Quiet momentsp. 38
Meeting and greetingp. 39
Getting to know familyp. 40
Tummy timep. 42
Diaper-free playp. 43
Physical playp. 44
Push-upsp. 46
Gaining strengthp. 47
Water babyp. 48
Looking and stretchingp. 50
Rolling overp. 52
Sitting and reachingp. 54
Learning to grabp. 56
Exploring through tastep. 58
Picking up, letting gop. 60
Passing objectsp. 61
Giggles and rhymesp. 62
Walking and talkingp. 64
Body languagep. 65
Story timep. 66
Listening and learningp. 67
Crash, bang!p. 68
Imitating youp. 70
Visual stimulationp. 72
The art of anticipationp. 74
Yes and nop. 76
Fuel your baby's sensesp. 78
7 to 9 months
Your moving babyp. 82
Reassuring your babyp. 84
Becoming assertivep. 85
Shyness with strangersp. 86
Sitting comfortablyp. 88
Pulling upp. 89
Encouraging mobilityp. 90
Clap handsp. 92
Holding and exploringp. 94
Messy mealtimesp. 95
First conversationsp. 96
Learning wordsp. 97
Pointing it outp. 98
Move to the musicp. 99
Gestures and signsp. 100
Cause and effectp. 102
Out and aboutp. 103
Playing peekaboop. 104
10 to 12 months
Your busy babyp. 108
Staying close byp. 110
Expressing emotionsp. 111
Snuggle upp. 112
In good companyp. 114
Cruise controlp. 116
Dropping and throwingp. 117
Splashing aroundp. 118
Taking turnsp. 120
Describe and comparep. 121
Understanding meaningp. 122
In and outp. 124
Exploring texturep. 126
1 year to 18 months
Your new toddlerp. 130
The art of copyingp. 132
Playing side-by-sidep. 134
Growing independencep. 136
Totter and tumblep. 138
Finding a balancep. 139
Gaining stabilityp. 140
Up and down stairsp. 141
Challenging activitiesp. 142
Music and movementp. 144
Bon appetit!p. 146
Intricate playp. 148
Marvelous messp. 150
Making a markp. 152
Hand signalsp. 154
I've got rhythmp. 156
What does this do?p. 158
Sorting by sizep. 159
Imagine thatp. 160
Where is it?p. 161
Building memoryp. 162
months to 2 yearsp. 19
Your active toddlerp. 166
Act it outp. 168
Miniature worldsp. 170
Run off, come backp. 171
Introducing ball gamesp. 172
Action playp. 174
Eyes and hands togetherp. 176
Small movesp. 178
Getting creativep. 179
I'll do itp. 180
More talkp. 182
Book powerp. 183
What's that?p. 184
Same and differentp. 186
Piecing it togetherp. 187
Useful resourcesp. 188
Indexp. 189
Acknowledgmentsp. 192
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