“How is my baby’s brain developing in the first year?”
“What are the stages of development he will go through as he learns to speak?”
“When can I start reading to my baby? What do I have to know about early literacy?”
“At what age should I expose my infant or toddler to technology?
“I am pregnant with my second child…how do I prepare my first for this huge transition?”
And the big question we all have…
“What can I do with my infant and toddler to enhance his development in all these critical areas?”
As parents, we have lots of questions. And we wonder, am I enough? Am I doing this right? Am I making the right decisions when it comes to my little ones development?
These are such important questions, and when we become parents we want to know as much as we can, so we can make informed decisions about our children. In writing “Making Kid Time Count: Ages 0-3: The Attentive Parent Advantage,” I poured through classic and brand new early childhood research, finding the most interesting studies to highlight. Consequently, the book is filled with easy to follow overviews on the major types of development, and it discusses the research that backs up the newest parenting theories. However, it also explains how these domains are interrelated and how you can keep your infant content and engaged so that she grows into a content and engaged toddler.
One of my favorite parts of writing this book was the interviews. After reading dozens of child development books and studies, I then started making phone calls. I talked to parents, grandparents and teachers, and they generously offered me their favorite activities for the 0-3 set; activities that are fun and quick but also enhance a baby’s growth in areas such as language, sensory integration, motor skills, becoming familiar with the community and nature or just their imagination.
After those chapters were written, I then spent time researching and writing about something we all wonder: How much technology should my little one be exposed to? What are the risks? What are the benefits?
These answers are extensive and elaborate. I found these topics fascinating, and I hope you will too.
The official book “descriptor” is this: (from Amazon.com)
For parents looking for gentle guidance—user friendly ideas for maximizing their child’s development, tips for developing a strong parent-child relationship, and ways to ensure strong cognitive, social, and emotional success—this book is for you!
Above all, this book will teach you how to maximize your time with your young child—whether you are a working or stay-at-home parent—so that they get the best of you during the time you have to give!
Making Kid Time Count For Ages 0-3 is research-based and parent tested—highlighting the 4 key elements that are behind any successful parent-child relationship: Time, Connection, Interaction, and Play. More importantly, this book offers a combination of current research findings and hands-on, easy “together time” activities—designed for today’s busy parents and their young children.
I’m so excited that this book has just made its way to Barnes and Noble and Amazon that I’m giving away a signed copy! Want to win? Leave a comment below, and let me know your child’s favorite new skill. (For example, is your son thrilled to be walking? My daughter loves that she can wave to everyone she sees!)
This contest will be open until Wed, Oct. 9! I’m looking forward to sending one of you a copy!