Books, CD, DVD, Video, Toys On Nurturing A Smarter Kid
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Your Child's Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adoleescence
By Jane M. Healy, Ph.D
This book became an instant classic when it was published
in 1987, and has been a cornerstone for educators ever since. Now revised and updated
to reflect recent findings in brain research, this book guides parents, teachers, and
caregivers as they gauge the level of development of an individual child's brain.
How to Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence: More Gentle Revolution
By Glenn Doman, Janet Doman
This book provides a comprehensive
program that will enable your child to read, to do mathematics,
and to learn about anything and everything. It shows you just
how easy and pleasurable it is to teach your young child, and
to help your child become more capable and confident.
How Smart Is Your Baby?: Develop And Nurture Your Newborn's Full Potential
By Glenn Doman, Janet Doman
This book provides parents with all the information they need to help their baby achieve his
or her full potential. The authors first explain the newborn's growth and development, including all of the
critical stages involved. They then guide the parents in creating a home environment that enhances and
enriches brain development.
Magic Trees of the Mind : How to Nurture Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence
By Marian Diamond, Ph.D, Janet Hopson
Cutting edge scientific research has shown that exposure to
the right kind of environment during the first years of life actually affects
the physical structure of a child's brain, vastly increasing the number of
neuron branches--the "magic trees of the mind"--that help us to learn, think,
What's Going on in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
By Lise Eliot, Ph.D
You'll understand the inner workings of the brain like never before. You'll learn the latest thinking on
the nature vs. nurture question. You'll gain invaluable insights into the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social
and emotional growth, memory, language, and intelligence.
The Youngest Minds
By Dr. Ann Barnet, Richard Barnet
Child neurologist Ann B. Barnet and her husband, Richard, explore the
world of the very young with the aim of providing an overview
of early development in such areas as language, emotional
attachment, and socialization.
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ points by up to 30 points and turn on your child's smart genes Points
By Dr. David Md Perlmutter, Carol Colman
Dr. Perlmutter provides the activities, lifestyle recommendations and nutritional information to
build a better brain. He claims that as many as 30 IQ points are up for grabs and provides the
hard core science to back it up. An important read for all the parents.
Boosting Your Baby's Brain Power
By Susan M. Heim and Holly Engel-smothers
Topics include things that influence brain growth in the womb; Fattening up the brain;
Windows of opportunity; Development of language, vision, hearing, & motor skills;
Red flags in your baby's development; Uncovering your baby's temperament.
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Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love
By Linda Acredolo, Ph.D, Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D
More than 65 delightful games and activities to jump-start your baby's amazing brainpower.
Seven Times Smarter: 50 Activities, Games, and Projects to Develop the Seven Intelligences of Your Child
By Laurel J. Schmidt
This book in an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers, provides the perfect way to
create an environment for kids to get smarter. Seven Times
Smarter prompts kids aged six to fourteen to work their brains.
Brain Fitness: A Recipe for Feeding Your Child's Dreams and Unlocking Their Maximum Brain Power
By Simon Evans, Ph.D
This book will show you how to boost your children's chances for peak physical, acquire laser focused attention,
master creativity and independent thinking as well as maximize self-confidence and self-reliance.
Smart Baby, Clever Child: Brain-Building Games, Activities, and Ideas to Stimulate Your Baby's Mind
By Valentine Dmitriev
This book is filled with simple activities to help boost your baby's brainpower through fun, educational play.
By Dr. Wendy S. Masi, Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman
BABY PLAY was designed to help parents engage their infant in
activities that will encourage developmental skills. From the
first month home through the twelfth, BABY PLAY offers
doctor-approved, age-appropriate activities that stimulate
discovery, begin communication, and nurture parental bonding
Creative Curriculum For Infants & Toddlers
By Amy Laura Dombro, Laura J. Colker
The Creative Curriculum For Infants & Toddlers provides a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use
framework for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program
Baby Brain Building Games
Super Baby Food
By Ruth Yaron
This manual/cookbook/reference guide is worth its weight in formula, packed as it is with
detailed information on homemade baby food, nutritional data, feeding schedules, cooking techniques,
recipes, and other invaluable feeding tips.
Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health
By Susan B. Roberts, Melvin B. Heyman
Based on the principle of "metabolic programming,"
the scientifically rooted idea that foods eaten in early
childhood directly affect the function of individual cells that
control strength, intelligence, the immune system, and other vital functions.
Program Your Baby's Health: The Pregnancy Diet for Your Child's Lifelong Well-Being
By Barbara Luke ScD. M.P.H. R.D
Cutting edge research in a new field known as "metabolic programming" reveals a startling new fact:
what a mother eats during pregnancy has a far greater effect on her child's future development,
overall health, and resistance to disease than was previously thought.
....More Baby Food
The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach
By Carolyn Edwards, Ph.D
'The Reggio Emilia Approach'
is one of the world renowned early childhood education program.
The book covers the comprehensive introduction to this approach.
Bringing Reggio Emilia Home
By Louise Boyd Cadwell
This book is good for parents who like to have more in-depth understanding on Reggio Emilia principles
and may be inspired to implement Reggio approach at home.
Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom
By Susan Fraser, Carol Gestwicki
Based on constructionist learning, this text is ideal for students and teachers of all experience
levels. "Authentic Childhood" includes inspiring stories of teachers who are transforming early
childhood education and teacher preparation through the use of this new practice.
In The Spirit Of The Studio: Learning From The Atelier Of Reggio Emilia (Early Childhood Education)
By Lella Gandini, Lynn Hill, Louise Cadwell, Charles Schwall
This book describes the revolution that the Reggio
Emiliaatelier (art studio) brought to the education of young
children in Italy, and follows that revolution across the ocean
to North America. It explores how the experiences of children
interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire
school's approach to the construction and expression of thought
Frames of Mind
By Howard Gardner, Ph.D
Hailed by educators throughout the world, Dr. Howard Gardner's view that intelligence is multifaceted
and dynamic. He argues that assessment of abilities should measure all forms of
intelligence, not just linguistic and
logical-mathematical. Gardner published his theory of Multiple Intelligences in the book 'Frames of Mind'
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D
Dr. Armstrong has translated Multiple Intelligence theory into classroom application.
Awakening Genius in the Classroom
By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D
Combining thoughtful insights and practical information, readers will find dozens of suggested
activities and helpful resources to provide "genius experiences" and create a "genial climate" in the classroom.
Einstein Never Used Flash Cards
By Dr. Roberta M. Golinkoff & Dr. Kathy H. Pasek
Authors and child psychologists join together to prove that training preschoolers with flash
cards and attempting to hurry intellectual development doesn't
pay off. They urge parents to step back and practice the "Three R's:
Reflect, Resist, and Recenter." Instead of pushing preschoolers
into academically oriented programs that focus on early
achievement, they suggest that children learn best through simple
playtime, which enhances problem solving skills, attention span,
social development and creativity
How Your Child Is Smart: A Life-Changing Approach to Learning
By Dawna Markova Ph.D
Knowing your child's learning pattern will help you to help your children think and learn to the best of
their abilities, understand the behaviors that might stand in the way of learning, communicate with their
teachers about their unique needs ... plus many more.
.....More Early Childhood Development Books
Read the article "Is Your Child Gifted?" here.
Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?
By Maureen Neihart
Instigated by a task force convened by the National
Association for Gifted Children and written by leading
scholars in the field of gifted education, the book includes
chapters on peer pressure and social acceptance, resilience,
delinquency, and underachievement.
Genius Denied : How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds
By Jan Davidson, Bob Davidson, Laura Vanderkam
The authors concede the difficulty of defining genius and offer guidelines used by various school districts and
authorities that have the effect of lowering the bar and offering "enrichment" programs of limited duration that
don't begin to address the needs of really gifted children. But the core of this book is the stories of exceptionally
bright or talented children forced to endure the routines of regular schools that, while teaching to the lowest
common denominator, stifle their enormous potential.
By Barbara A. Kerr, Ph.D. Sanford J. Cohn, Ph.D
This practical and provocative book explores the phenomenon of
youthful male giftedness. Discussions cover life-cycle issues
and the impact of giftedness on the academic and social
adjustment of such boys, including problems of underachievement
and anti-social personality characteristics.
By Barbara A. Kerr, Ph.D
A reader's review from Atlanta, GA: "Should be required
reading for all females!"
....More Gifted Child Books
Researchers have demonstrated what's known by every parent:
infants love music. In the first year, a baby's brain develops
faster than at any other time, and sound and music play
significant roles in a newborn's intellectual and emotional
development. Here you can find music for brain and baby will
increase his musical aptitude when exposed to music earlier in his life.
Bach for Babies: Fun and Games for Budding Brains
This set of Bach compositions runs the emotional gamut, from
the gently eye opening to the jumpy arm raising, collecting
each set of pieces under a thematic header.
Build your Baby's Brain: Through the Power of Music
Here we have one compilation promising to make your baby
smarter as it is programmed to stimulate the mind and, after
repeated listening, will ultimately give your little one an
advantage in this fast-paced and competitive society.
It's called "
the Mozart Effect," the notion that exposing youngsters to the melodies of the maestro can
improve verbal ability, spatial intelligence, creativity, and memory. It's a pretty big leap of faith to
understand that effect unless you personally see a toddler react to the stimulation.
Music for Brain
Brainy Baby is a breakthrough in infant development
videos and unique in addressing left and right
brain functions in distinct programs. Called "whole brain
thinking," the theory is that if children are stimulated
to use both sides of the brain--preparing them to think
logically and creatively--they will become more adept at
learning and problem solving. A Dr. Toy award winner and
noted as one of the top videos of the year.
Brainy Baby: Left Brain
(for 6-36 months)
This unique video (one of a 2-part series) is for our littlest
viewers - perfect for Baby's first video! These 2
tapes work together to help develop both Left and Right sides
of the brain. Left Brain features classical music and gentle
voices, and focuses on such cognitive skills as Logic,
Patterns, Letters & Numbers, Sequencing, Analyzing details, and more!
Brainy Baby: Right Brain
(for 6-36 months)
The second of a 2-part series for our littlest viewers, these 2
tapes work together to engage your child's whole brain (logic
and creative) to help boost your baby's intellect. Right
Brain features classical music and gentle voices, and focuses
on such cognitive skills as Creative Thinking, Art &
Drawing, Rhymes, Spatial Reasoning, and Imagination, Intuition, and more!
Here, you can find a list of award winning developmental baby videos to stimulate baby's
Baby Einstein Volume 1 (for birth - 4 yrs)
By Julie Aigner-Clark
The Baby Einstein video is packaged together with three other
developmental videos: "Baby Bach", "Baby
Newton" and 'Baby Shakespeare".
Dolittle - Neighborhood Animals(for 1 - 4 yrs)
By Julie Aigner-Clark
Using a stimulating mix of brightly colored toys, whimsical
puppets (including your host, Pavlov the Dog), and lots of
pictures, Baby Dolittle takes the viewer on a 30-minute
tour of commonly found animals.
Smart "Relax & Learn" - An Educational and Developmental Video for Baby
By Big Kids Productions
Top Pick. This new made-for-babies video offering by the studio of Start Smarter, Winner of
Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products!
Babies can see clearly between eight and 12 inches from the
moment of birth. They are able to distinguish human faces,
object shapes and patterns. Stimulate visual development for
baby is good for the babies especially they enjoy bold and
vibrant colors objects and high contrasting patterns such as
checkerboards, stripes and bulls-eyes.
Visual Stimulation for Baby
(for birth - 12 months)
Bold, vibrant colors and complex patterns can be introduced as
your baby's vision develops.
....More Visual Stimulation Toys
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