ERIC Number: ED506373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Boosting Your Baby's Brain Power
Engel-Smothers, Holly; Heim, Susan M.
Great Potential Press, Inc.
With more than 100 billion neurons that would stretch more than 60,000 miles, a newborn baby's brain is quite phenomenal! These neurons must generally form connections within the first eight months of a baby's life to foster optimal brain growth and lifelong learning. Mommies, daddies, and caregivers are extremely vital to ensuring babies reach their full potential, and this parent guidebook offers descriptive explanations for developing and nurturing maximum brain power during the essential early years. Topics include: factors that influence brain growth in the womb; fattening up the brain; windows of opportunity; development of language, vision, hearing, & motor skills; red flags in your baby's development; and uncovering your baby's temperament. Following a Preface, the book contains eight chapters: (1) Baby's Got Brains: Jumping Through Vital "Windows of Opportunity;" (2) Attachment and Baby Brains: Spoiled Rotten Is a Good Thing; (3) Language: Getting Baby Ready to Read; (4) Vision: Seeing Is Believing-and Bonding; (5) Hearing: Little Ears Do Big Things; (6) Motor Skills: From Crawling to Walking to . . . Watch Out!; (7) Temperament: Is Your Child a Shrinking Violet or a Thorny Rose?; and (8) Going to the Doctor: Why the Doctor/Patient Relationship Is So Vital. The book also contains an index, bibliography, and author information.
Descriptors: Infants, Child Development, Brain, Health Promotion, Parent Responsibility, Attachment Behavior, Language Acquisition, Vision, Hearing (Physiology), Psychomotor Skills, Personality, Physician Patient Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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