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

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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By (author) Margaret Sassé, By (author) Margaret Sass, Illustrated by Georges McKail, Foreword by Frances Page Glascoe

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  • Publisher: Experiment
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 226mm x 14mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 12 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1615190066
  • ISBN 13: 9781615190065
  • Sales rank: 42,207

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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: BalanceCross-pattern movementVisualizationVestibular (inner ear) stimulationLateralityFine and gross motor skillsEach 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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Sass 's focus is on fun, but she also provides parents with an informative manual that outlines the crucial connections between movement and the health and development of body and brain. " Publishers Weekly " A fabulous legacy for our children and an excellent contribution to the area of children 's health and well-being. " Oh Baby!" magazine Charmingly illustrated and easy to read, this delightful book will be a boon to busy parents looking for fun ways to support their child 's development. Linda Acredolo, PhD, co-author of "Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love" "Active Baby" provides a wealth of very informative and user-friendly information about the young children 's physical development. It fills a void for daily parenting skills and makes a great gift for every new parent! Rhonda Clements, EdD, former President of the American Association for the Child 's Right to Play, Professor of Physical Education at Manhattanville Col