Every parent who has witnessed their child evolve from a newborn to a toddler can confirm their child’s mind is amazing! Scientists now confirm what good parents have know for a long time: games, activities, “quality” time with your child nurtures these brains way for than electronic gizmos and edutainment.
The key to social and emotional health is nurturing!
Amazing Minds: The Science of Nurturing Your Child’s Developing Mind with Games, Activities and More by Jan Faull, MEd, answers the question: “What can I do to help my child be as happy and smart as possible?”
Drawing on the latest fascinating research in child brain development, noted parenting expert Jan Faull gives parents the essential tools to recognize and encourage their child’s natural development- and have fun with their kids in the process. Simple to use and easy to understand, the techniques in Amazing Minds show parents how to support their children’s capacity for learning. Faull describes chronologically what babies are capable of and the research behind those findings-then provides clear instruction, practical exercises, and fun games to play with babies to enhance their innate learning process. Amazing Minds will change how people view babies-from newborns to toddlers- and foster a new level of nurturing for generations of parents, educators, and caregivers.
The book is broken up into sections on the research, the interpretation, and what parents should do. I especially like the section on temper tantrums, as this can be a challenge for any parent. Understanding the research and developmental perspective helps parents react with love instead of anger or negative emotions to their children’s tantrums. Jan writes, “The results of this last study illustrate the sensitivity and adaptability that is called for from parents to help their children learn to deal with life and all its challenges,” and isn’t that really what a temper tantrum is all about?
Would I buy this book? Probably, considering it is only $6.00 right now! I love research and child development, and I think that the author gives sound advice all parents could use. By laying a nurturing foundation at these tender ages, the equally challenging teen years will be a breeze :).
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