Facebook Tracking

Books for Supporting Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development in Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

Books for supporting cognitive, social, and emotional development in itts 800x400 blog header

If the timing is right, the learning that occurs in the earliest years of life can be a gold mine, promoting valuable cognitive, social, and emotional development that will last a lifetime. This collection of books provides the support and knowledge you will need for understanding and aiding the development of infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds, from learning the science behind how children develop cognitively and social-emotionally to research-based activities and strategies to help children gain and reinforce the skills needed to reach developmental milestones.



Crying and Laughing

The Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

In this go-to infant and toddler resource you will learn crucial skills for creating a safe and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers in your care including understanding how children's emotions develop, reducing emotional stress, and helping them manage their emotions.

Learn More



From Biting to Hugging

Understanding Social Development in Infants and Toddlers

From Biting to Hugging gives effective strategies to encourage social-emotional development and enhance the quality of peer experiences in infant/toddler group settings.

Learn More



Simple Steps

Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds

Open the door to teaching infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds successfully with these 300 activities linked to the latest development in child development. Observe what your children are already doing, then give them varied opportunities to develop at their own pace.

Learn More



The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities

The activities in this book will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more!

Learn More



The Complete Resource Book for Infants

Over 700 Experiences for Children from Birth to 18 Months

The Complete Resource Book for Infants is a collection of experiences and activities that maximize learning and development for children from birth to eighteen months. The ideas are organized by developmental area: language, social-emotional, physical, and cognitive, which are the essential building blocks of infant development. 

Learn More



The Complete Resource Book for Toddlers and Twos

Over 2000 Experiences and Ideas

In this book, children will explore a variety of captivating themes such as "Physical Me" and "Celebrations" through stories, music, art exercises, and more. Each of the 100 daily topics is divided into activities and experiments that enrich language skills, cognitive development, social-emotional development, and physical development. 

Learn More



Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers

The information in Simple Transitions guides caregivers through day-to-day routines and other transitions, such as an infant moving to a toddler classroom. The activities help infants and toddlers handle themselves in time and space so that they know what to expect and what is expected of them. The result is more relaxed and secure children. 

Learn More



Boosting Brain Power

52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us

This book arms teachers with the basic knowledge of how young brains grow and how children connect with the world, and gives 52 strategies —one for every week of the year—to help teachers stimulate healthy brain growth in young children.

Learn More



Fun Baby Learning Games

Activities to Support Development in Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds

Fun Baby Learning Games brings a new approach to having fun and learning by incorporating theory and research-backed activities in a fun and engaging way to foster development in one or more of the five areas of development—cognitive, motor, social/emotional, language, and self-esteem.

Learn More



Baby Smarts

Games for Playing and Learning

This book helps teachers and parents anticipate the typical developmental milestones for each age up to 12 months old, and gives corresponding games and activities to develop and reinforce the skills babies need to reach those milestones. Filled with developmental games based on the latest brain research, Baby Smarts helps you build your baby’s brain power, one activity at a time!

Learn More



125 Brain Games for Babies

This book is a is a fun-filled collection of ways to develop the brain capacity of infants! Each game and sensory experience presented includes an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in babies.

Learn More



125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos

125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development. Each game is accompanied by an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in the critical period between twelve and thirty-six months.

Learn More