Active Baby, Healthy Brain
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Babies crave more than a meal and a cuddle. They are eager, voracious learners and many new parents are just as enthusiastic to start homeschooling their baby, but don't know where to start.
A Delightfully Practical Handbook
Active Baby, Healthy Brain is the most practical handbook for all parents enthralled with every aspect of their baby's intellectual and physical development. It is simple and to the point, with ideas that are quick and easy to implement.
135 Exercises, Activities, and Massages
Each activity is presented with detailed, step-by-step instructions, and the appealing illustrations help to make everything crystal clear. And while the overall tone is one of having fun with your baby - and you will - the author makes sure you understand the crucial connections between the activities and the development of your baby's body and brain. You'll also learn how to incorporate toys, music, and games in your baby's day.
10 Minutes A Day
Active Baby, Healthy Brain is divided into eight specific, age-appropriate sections ranging from newborn to age five-and-a-half. Busy parents will cheer when they hear that no single activity takes more than two minutes, and all that's required is ten minutes a day. How easy is that?
Includes activities for:
Author: Margaret Sassé
Publisher: The Experiment, LLC
Made In: USA
review by Spell Outloud
"I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book is a reference book of ideas. This made it easy to read and easy to fit into my busy schedule. One thing I learned was how important movement is in the development of pathways in a young child's brain. I knew movement was important, but this book opened up my eyes to many more movement possibilities. I was able to use activities in this book for three of my children--- ages 7 months to 4 years old. I love it when I can use something for more than one kid or when it is useful for a long period of time."Read the Full Review
I really liked the different activities it listed out, and how it taught what the activity was helping developmentally for my children.
Good activities to do, but I don't have all these supplies like bars to hang from and a hula hoop and many others. Nor do I have flash cards so a lot of things will have to be bought to use this book.
I bought this when my child was 16 months old. I wanted to be more intentional with developmentally appropriate activities for my son. I was pleased with the section for 15-18 month olds. Now, I know what activities to do with my son not just to improve gross motor skills like balance and walking, but also for language and brain development. I did find rolling the toddler down my legs a bit silly, but I happen to have a nice soft wedge pillow that will do the trick.
Initially I was skeptical of the books helpfulness and did not buy it, but I should have trusted Timberdoodle - they are doing! This book keeps my husband and I on the same page regarding my son's education/development.
I bought this book after the birth of my 3rd child to get new ideas to play with my little girl. And boy did this book deliver! I'm glad that they included drawings of the activities. My daughter and I have had a blast doing the activities together. My older sons also like getting involved. I wish that I had bought this book earlier.
My daughter brings me this book asking to do 'games'. She loves doing the dancing and hopping exercises that they suggest. What I like about this book is that it's very easy to understand, the activities are short and meaningful, and many of them can be worked into daily play.