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Babies in the Rain Promoting Play, Exploration, and Discovery with Infants and Toddlers

ISBN-10: 1933653841

ISBN-13: 9781933653846

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jeff A. Johnson

List price: $19.95
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Description:

There are many ways parents and caregivers can help children thrive in their earliest years of life. Babies in the Rain explains the theories behind the best practices for infant and toddler care as well as preferred methods for doing so. In a personable, humorous voice, Jeff A. Johnson shares his own stories about the amazing ways infants and toddlers learn. He offers valuable information on how to spend quality time with young children by building strong emotional environments, nurturing meaningful relationships, and promoting child-centered, age-appropriate learning.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Marvel of Infants and Toddlers
Giving Infants and Toddlers What They Need to Be Safe and Thrive
Our Choices Influence the Lives of Infants and Toddlers
Engaging Infants' and Toddlers' Innate Drive to Play, Explore, and Discover
What's Going On in There?
Ready to Learn from Birth
Taking Care of the Children: Identifying Quality Care
Bendy Brains
Taking Care of Yourself: Which Dog Do You Feed?
It Takes Nature and Nurture
Taking Care of Yourself: Trusting Your Gut
Making Mindful Choices for Infants and Toddlers
Taking Care of Yourself: Investing in Self-Care
Big-Picture World of Marketing
Taking Care of Yourself: Letting Go I
Hard Choices
Taking Care of Yourself: Letting Go II
Look Them in the Eye: Building Strong Emotional Environments
Taking Care of Yourself: Finding Flow
Observe Basic Quality Standards
Taking Care of Yourself: Basic Meditation
The Sad Reality of Basic Care
Taking Care of the Children: Over the Dark Edge
Taking Care of Yourself: Setting Your Intentions
The Power of Nurturing
Taking Care of the Children:...And Then There Was Anthony
Learning through Play, Exploration, and Discovery
Taking Care of the Children: Dangerous Play
Respect as the Basis for Learning
Taking Care of the Children: Quality Children's Books
Integrated Learning
Taking Care of Yourself: Visualization
Epilogue Out for Breakfast
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