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I Love You Rituals offers more than seventy delightful rhymes and games that send the message of unconditional love and enhance children s social, emotional, and school success.Winner of a 1999 Parent s Guide Children s Media Award, these p...ositive nursery rhymes, interactive finger plays, soothing games, and physically active can be played with children from infancy through age eight. In only minutes a day, these powerful rituals: Prime a child s brain for learning Help children cope with change Enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem Help busy families stay close Affirm the parent-child bond that insulates children from violence, peer pressure, and drugs, and much more. Easy to learn and especially effective in stressful situations, I Love You Rituals gives parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers inspiring tools to help children thrive. Read More

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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a... baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn t the right ?edu-tainment? that nurtures an infant s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it s within every parent s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them. Read More

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Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about ...caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more. The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more. With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed! Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org: Sleeping by the Book The Many Colors of Poop To Bathe, or Not to Bathe Read More

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I Love You Rituals offers more than seventy delightful rhymes and games that send the message of unconditional love and enhance ch...ildren s social, emotional, and school success.Winner of a 1999 Parent s Guide Children s Media Award, these positive nursery rhymes, interactive finger plays, soothing games, and physically active can be played with children from infancy through age eight. In only minutes a day, these powerful rituals: Prime a child s brain for learning Help children cope with change Enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem Help busy families stay close Affirm the parent-child bond that insulates children from violence, peer pressure, and drugs, and much more. Easy to learn and especially effective in stressful situations, I Love You Rituals gives parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers inspiring tools to help children thrive. Read More

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Brain Games for babies, toddlers and twos will help you to stimulate your child s mental development. Whether it is through singin...g, dancing, talking or cuddling, you can encourage the pathways of your child s brain to make new connections. This book contains 140 games that will promote brain power, improve hand-eye co-ordination and develop thought processes, imagination and memory. The activities are split into age groups, enabling parents to dip in and find inspiration whenever they want. Read More

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Looking for some great playtime ideas for your child that will build brains and sharpen skills? Look no further. This easy-to-use ...book is chock-full of activities and projects that will help children reach their full potential through play. Chosen by child development specialist Susan Kettmann especially for children up to the age of eight, these entertaining games and activities promote playtime fun even as they help build essential life skills such as communication, curiosity, decision making, playfulness, self-control, and self-esteem. Most of these games can be played in just ten to fifteen minutes, and none require more than a few household items. Your child will be delighted at how much fun learning can be! Teach decision making through food tasting Prompt communication with a puzzle full of missing words Stimulate curiosity by dropping objects that sink or float into a tub of water Reinforce concentration with a scavenger hunt It doesn t take much to put your child onthe road to a smart and successful future: just a little creativity and a lot of meaningful play. Read More

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125 Brain Games for Babies is filled with enjoyable ways to lay the groundwork for your baby s future. It is packed with everyday ...opportunities to contribute to the brain development of children from birth through 12 months. The games all use simple things found around the home or classroom. Each game has an annotation on the latest brain research, and a discussion of the ways the activity will promote brain power in your baby. These simple games create the brain connections needed for future learning while you are having fun! Read More

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Joe Hayes bilingual classic now in a new paperback edition! ISBN-13: 9780938317395 Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press Publication date...: 5/1/2006 Language: Spanish Series:125 Brain Games Series Edition description: Bilingual Pages: 32 Sales rank: 338,618 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.10 (d) Read More

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#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica pays tribute to the underdog in his Comeback Kids series for young middle-grade readers C...hris Conlan is the coolest kid in sixth grade–the golden-armed quarterback of the football team, and the boy all the others look up to. Scott Parry is the new kid, the boy with the huge brain, but with feet that trip over themselves daily. These two boys may seem like an odd couple, but each has a secret that draws them together as friends, and proves that the will to succeed is even more important than raw talent. Mike Lupica scores from downtown with his Comeback Kids series. Praise for the Comeback Kids: ?Lupica portrays the action clearly and vividly, with a real sense of the excitement and unpredictable nature of the games. These are worthy additions to collections seeking to draw in middle-grade boys with an enthusiasm for athletics.? –School Library Journal ?These should score big with middle-graders looking for alternatives to Matt Christopher s titles.? –Publisher s Weekly ?This title is a good choice for reluctant readers with a background in baseball.? –School Library Journal ISBN-13: 9780399247156 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 9/20/2007 Series:Comeback Kids Series Pages: 176 Sales rank: 402,616 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 880L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.71 (d) Read More

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THE STRIKE-OUT KING STRIKES IT RICH! Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game except... how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Joe feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-pay job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor s attic, he feels even worse until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Joe has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner the most valuable baseball card in the world! And he s about to find out that it s worth a lot more than money. . . In the middle of the night, Joe wakes up to find himself face-to-face with the star of the 1909 World Series Honus Wagner one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived. . .and they re about to travel through time on an amazing journey that will change both their lives forever.THE STRIKE-OUT KING STRIKES IT RICH! Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game except how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Joe feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-pay job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor s attic, he feels even worse until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Joe has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner the most valuable baseball card in the world! And he s about to find out that it s worth a lot more than money. . . In the middle of the night, Joe wakes up to find himself face-to-face with the star of the 1909 World Series HonusWagner one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived. . .and they re about to travel through time on an amazing journey that will change both their lives forever. 00-01 CA Young Reader Medal Masterlist 00-01 Young Reader s Choice Award Program Masterlist 2000-2001 Georgia s Picture Storybook Award and Georgia s Children s Book Award Masterlist 01 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award Nominee Masterlist Joey, who loves baseball but is not very good at it, finds a valuable 1909 Honus Wagner card and travels back in time to meet Honus. Read More

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Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months o...f age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. Toddlers can drive you bonkers?so adorable and fun one minute?so stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of ?nos? and ?don ts? into ?yeses? and hugs?if you know how to speak your toddler s language. In one of the most useful advances in parenting techniques of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp reveals that toddlers, with their immature brains and stormy outbursts, should be thought of not as pint-size people but as pintsize?cavemen. Having noticed that the usual techniques often failed to calm crying toddlers, Dr. Karp discovered that the key to effective communication was to speak to them in their own primitive language. When he did, suddenly he was able to soothe their outbursts almost every time! This amazing success led him to the realization that children between the ages of one and four go through four stages of ?evolutionary? growth, each linked to the development of the brain, and each echoing a step in prehistoric humankind s journey to civilization: ? The ?Charming Chimp-Child? (12 to 18 months): Wobbles around on two legs, grabs everything in reach, plays a nonstop game of ?monkey see monkey do.? ? The ?Knee-High Neanderthal? (18 to 24 months): Strong-willed, fun-loving, messy, with a vocabulary of about thirty words, the favorites being ?no? and ?mine.? ? The ?Clever Caveman? (24 to 36 months): Just beginning to learn how to share, make friends, take turns, and use the potty. ? The ?Versatile Villager? (36 to 48 months): Loves to tell stories, sing songs and dance, while trying hard to behave. To speak to these children, Dr. Karp has developed two extraordinarily effective techniques: 1) The ?fast food? rule restating what your child has said to make sure you got it right; 2) The four-step rule using gesture, repetition, simplicity, and tone to help your irate Stone-Ager be happy again. Once you ve mastered ?toddler-ese,? you will be ready to apply behavioral techniques specific to each stage of your child s development, such as teaching patience and calm, doing time-outs (and time-ins), praise through ?gossiping,? and many other strategies. Then all the major challenges of the toddler years including separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, toilet training, night fears, sleep problems, picky eating, biting and hitting, medicine taking can be handled in a way that will make your toddler feel understood. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and, best of all, more happy, loving time for you and your child. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a... baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn t the right ?edu-tainment? that nurtures an infant s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it s within every parent s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them. Read More

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Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about ...caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more. The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more. With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed! Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org: Sleeping by the Book The Many Colors of Poop To Bathe, or Not to Bathe Read More

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I Love You Rituals offers more than seventy delightful rhymes and games that send the message of unconditional love and enhance ch...ildren s social, emotional, and school success.Winner of a 1999 Parent s Guide Children s Media Award, these positive nursery rhymes, interactive finger plays, soothing games, and physically active can be played with children from infancy through age eight. In only minutes a day, these powerful rituals: Prime a child s brain for learning Help children cope with change Enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem Help busy families stay close Affirm the parent-child bond that insulates children from violence, peer pressure, and drugs, and much more. Easy to learn and especially effective in stressful situations, I Love You Rituals gives parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers inspiring tools to help children thrive. Read More

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Brain Games for babies, toddlers and twos will help you to stimulate your child s mental development. Whether it is through singin...g, dancing, talking or cuddling, you can encourage the pathways of your child s brain to make new connections. This book contains 140 games that will promote brain power, improve hand-eye co-ordination and develop thought processes, imagination and memory. The activities are split into age groups, enabling parents to dip in and find inspiration whenever they want. Read More

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Looking for some great playtime ideas for your child that will build brains and sharpen skills? Look no further. This easy-to-use ...book is chock-full of activities and projects that will help children reach their full potential through play. Chosen by child development specialist Susan Kettmann especially for children up to the age of eight, these entertaining games and activities promote playtime fun even as they help build essential life skills such as communication, curiosity, decision making, playfulness, self-control, and self-esteem. Most of these games can be played in just ten to fifteen minutes, and none require more than a few household items. Your child will be delighted at how much fun learning can be! Teach decision making through food tasting Prompt communication with a puzzle full of missing words Stimulate curiosity by dropping objects that sink or float into a tub of water Reinforce concentration with a scavenger hunt It doesn t take much to put your child onthe road to a smart and successful future: just a little creativity and a lot of meaningful play. Read More

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125 Brain Games for Babies is filled with enjoyable ways to lay the groundwork for your baby s future. It is packed with everyday ...opportunities to contribute to the brain development of children from birth through 12 months. The games all use simple things found around the home or classroom. Each game has an annotation on the latest brain research, and a discussion of the ways the activity will promote brain power in your baby. These simple games create the brain connections needed for future learning while you are having fun! Read More

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Joe Hayes bilingual classic now in a new paperback edition! ISBN-13: 9780938317395 Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press Publication date...: 5/1/2006 Language: Spanish Series:125 Brain Games Series Edition description: Bilingual Pages: 32 Sales rank: 338,618 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.10 (d) Read More

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#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica pays tribute to the underdog in his Comeback Kids series for young middle-grade readers C...hris Conlan is the coolest kid in sixth grade–the golden-armed quarterback of the football team, and the boy all the others look up to. Scott Parry is the new kid, the boy with the huge brain, but with feet that trip over themselves daily. These two boys may seem like an odd couple, but each has a secret that draws them together as friends, and proves that the will to succeed is even more important than raw talent. Mike Lupica scores from downtown with his Comeback Kids series. Praise for the Comeback Kids: ?Lupica portrays the action clearly and vividly, with a real sense of the excitement and unpredictable nature of the games. These are worthy additions to collections seeking to draw in middle-grade boys with an enthusiasm for athletics.? –School Library Journal ?These should score big with middle-graders looking for alternatives to Matt Christopher s titles.? –Publisher s Weekly ?This title is a good choice for reluctant readers with a background in baseball.? –School Library Journal ISBN-13: 9780399247156 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 9/20/2007 Series:Comeback Kids Series Pages: 176 Sales rank: 402,616 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 880L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.71 (d) Read More

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THE STRIKE-OUT KING STRIKES IT RICH! Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game except... how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Joe feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-pay job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor s attic, he feels even worse until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Joe has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner the most valuable baseball card in the world! And he s about to find out that it s worth a lot more than money. . . In the middle of the night, Joe wakes up to find himself face-to-face with the star of the 1909 World Series Honus Wagner one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived. . .and they re about to travel through time on an amazing journey that will change both their lives forever.THE STRIKE-OUT KING STRIKES IT RICH! Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game except how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Joe feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-pay job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor s attic, he feels even worse until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Joe has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner the most valuable baseball card in the world! And he s about to find out that it s worth a lot more than money. . . In the middle of the night, Joe wakes up to find himself face-to-face with the star of the 1909 World Series HonusWagner one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived. . .and they re about to travel through time on an amazing journey that will change both their lives forever. 00-01 CA Young Reader Medal Masterlist 00-01 Young Reader s Choice Award Program Masterlist 2000-2001 Georgia s Picture Storybook Award and Georgia s Children s Book Award Masterlist 01 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award Nominee Masterlist Joey, who loves baseball but is not very good at it, finds a valuable 1909 Honus Wagner card and travels back in time to meet Honus. Read More

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Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months o...f age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. Toddlers can drive you bonkers?so adorable and fun one minute?so stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of ?nos? and ?don ts? into ?yeses? and hugs?if you know how to speak your toddler s language. In one of the most useful advances in parenting techniques of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp reveals that toddlers, with their immature brains and stormy outbursts, should be thought of not as pint-size people but as pintsize?cavemen. Having noticed that the usual techniques often failed to calm crying toddlers, Dr. Karp discovered that the key to effective communication was to speak to them in their own primitive language. When he did, suddenly he was able to soothe their outbursts almost every time! This amazing success led him to the realization that children between the ages of one and four go through four stages of ?evolutionary? growth, each linked to the development of the brain, and each echoing a step in prehistoric humankind s journey to civilization: ? The ?Charming Chimp-Child? (12 to 18 months): Wobbles around on two legs, grabs everything in reach, plays a nonstop game of ?monkey see monkey do.? ? The ?Knee-High Neanderthal? (18 to 24 months): Strong-willed, fun-loving, messy, with a vocabulary of about thirty words, the favorites being ?no? and ?mine.? ? The ?Clever Caveman? (24 to 36 months): Just beginning to learn how to share, make friends, take turns, and use the potty. ? The ?Versatile Villager? (36 to 48 months): Loves to tell stories, sing songs and dance, while trying hard to behave. To speak to these children, Dr. Karp has developed two extraordinarily effective techniques: 1) The ?fast food? rule restating what your child has said to make sure you got it right; 2) The four-step rule using gesture, repetition, simplicity, and tone to help your irate Stone-Ager be happy again. Once you ve mastered ?toddler-ese,? you will be ready to apply behavioral techniques specific to each stage of your child s development, such as teaching patience and calm, doing time-outs (and time-ins), praise through ?gossiping,? and many other strategies. Then all the major challenges of the toddler years including separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, toilet training, night fears, sleep problems, picky eating, biting and hitting, medicine taking can be handled in a way that will make your toddler feel understood. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and, best of all, more happy, loving time for you and your child. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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