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

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/31/2008
  • Publisher: Gotham
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Now in paperback, 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 isnít the right edu-tainmentĒ that nurtures an infantís brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and itís within every parentís 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.

Author Biography

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 Karp-'s bestseller The Happiest Toddler on the Block, and author of Momfidence!

Table of Contents

About This Book: What Babies Really Need Is Easy as ABCp. ix
Introductionp. I
The Brain Truth
Five "Wow"s Every Parent Should Knowp. II
"A" is for Attention: Why It Mattersp. 33
Face Time: You Are Your Baby's First Toyp. 50
Playtime: The Real Work of Playp. 69
Screen Time: When Baby Meets Modern Lifep. 86
Downtime: Doing Nothing Is Important Toop. 105
Attention-Builders Little Ones Lovep. 116
"B" is for Bonding: Why It Mattersp. 131
Responsive Care: Tuning In to One Anotherp. 151
Hands-on Care: Introducing Vitamin "T"p. 168
Child Care: How to Make a Brain-Based Choicep. 182
Bond-Builders Little Ones Lovep. 194
"C" Is for Communication: Why It Mattersp. 207
Everyday Talk: Thank Goodness It's Cheap!p. 217
Everyday Reading: Dr. Seuss Had It Rightp. 240
Everyday Music: Mozart Myths and Factsp. 256
Communication-Builders Little Ones Lovep. 268
Epiloguep. 285
Acknowledgmentsp. 288
Brain Basics: A Picture Guidep. 290
References with Brain Briefsp. 296
Resourcesp. 338
Indexp. 339
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