ERIC Number: ED390554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Games To Play with Babies. (Revised and Expanded).
Aimed at parents with infants, this book is a collection of 250 simple, fun-filled games that can be played with children up to the age of 1. The games have been categorized into the following eight types: (1) growing and learning games; (2) special bonding games; (3) kitchen games; (4) laughing and having fun games; (5) art and singing games; (6) finger and toe games; (7) bath and dressing games; and (8) going to sleep games. Within each category, different kinds of games are specified appropriate to four age levels: 0-3 months; 3-6 months; 6-9 months; and 9-12 months. The process of each game is explained and is followed by a statement of what the baby will learn from it. The purposes achieved by the different games at different ages range from developing observation, language, listening, coordination, exploration, cognitive and problem solving skills to fostering trust, body awareness, social skills, and confidence. Prior to the description of games, guidelines for the growth of motor, auditory, visual, language, cognitive, and self-concept skills for babies from 0-6 months and from 6-12 months are provided. (BAC)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Childrens Games, Developmental Tasks, Exploratory Behavior, Infants, Listening Comprehension, Motor Development, Parent Child Relationship, Play, Recreational Activities, Self Concept, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Visual Learning
Gryphon House, Inc., Box 207, Beltsville, MD 20704 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Play Learning
Note: Illustrations by Linda Greigg.