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Being with Babies
Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care

Being with Babies
Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care



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Being with Babies is a great resource for both beginning and experienced caregivers. Each chapter describes an issue that caregivers face daily, offers scenarios that illustrate the challenge, suggests solutions caregivers can use to address the issue, and concludes with a review of key points.

Being with Babies teaches caregivers how to handle everyday challenges while learning about developmental stages. This hands-on resource is perfect for caregivers of children 6 weeks to 18 months old, as well as for staff development and resource libraries.

Chapters include information on:

  • Developing relationships with babies
  • Using observation to understand babies
  • Communicating with babies
  • Selecting appropriate toys
  • Setting up safe and effective learning environments for babies

Following the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) approach and philosophy, the authors of Being with Babies demonstrate that from the day of birth, infants are unique individuals with a capacity to participate in relationships and interact with the people and objects in their environment.

Practical and informative, Being with Babies fills an important need in the infant care field.

Denise Da Ros-Voseles

Denise Da Ros-Voseles, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Northeastern State University. Denise began her career working with abused and neglected infants and...

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Beverly Kovach

Beverly A. Kovach, MN, has been working with and consulting in early childhood centers for more than 30 years. She consults with Magda Gerber's Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) center in...

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