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Author: Jackie Silberg
Publisher: Gryphon House
Paperback - Also available as an eBook
Pages: 144, © 2012
Updated to reflect the latest research about how children learn, the revised edition of 125 Brain Games for Babies is a fun-filled collection of ways to develop the brain capacity of infants. Included are everyday opportunities to nurture brain development in the critical period from birth through twelve months. Each game and sensory experience presented includes an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in babies.
""I really like how simple this book is to use. Just find your baby's age range and pick a game. The blurb on each page about what brain research says is really informative, too."
"I enjoyed the brain research bubbles. Sometimes infant play can seem a little pointless and it's nice to have the reminder that helps one think of it from a perspective of building the child up instead of just another simple activity. I also like the resources list and index of skills developed in the back of the book. I could see that being quite useful if you want to emphasize a certain skill for your child at a particular time."
"I'd recommend this book to someone looking for ideas and who doesn't have much experience with children, perhaps a first-time mom. It's a good book to be included on a list of activity books to be used in combination with others for ideas." "
Jackie Silberg, who has an M.S. in child development, is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie founded and directed the Jewish Community Center School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Channel 41 television, planning the music and performing her original music for a children's program called "41 Treehouse Lane." She wrote and produced a television show for Time Warner called "Just Kids," which addressed children's needs and interests. Jackie has worked as a consultant with the Discovery Channel, setting up their music streaming website. She has given workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and family concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, and in Singapore. Jackie has served as an adjunct instructor at both Emporia State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and lectures at Johnson County Community College. Jackie is the owner of Miss Jackie Music Company.
Jackie Silberg lives in Leawood, Kansas.