This easy-to-read, delightfully illustrated book is organized in a month-by-month format. Each chapter begins with a description of the developmental events and advances in play behavior that are likely to occur during that month. A section on play ideas suggests ways that parents can introduce games and activities that capitalize on their babies’ emerging skills. Included are:
• More than 180 candid photos showing babies, parents, and caregivers at play
• 400 fun-filled play activities for parent and child to share during daily routines such as mealtime, diapering, bath time, and quiet time
• A month-by-month overview of a baby’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development
• Suggestions for solving everyday problems centering around sleeping, eating, and crying
About the Author:
Marilyn Segal, Ph.D., the noted developmental psychologist, educator, and researcher specializing in early childhood, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Family and School Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The mother of five children and grandmother of thirteen, she has written nineteen books, including the Your Child at Play series and In Time and With Love. She also produced a nine-part, public-service TV series, To Reach a Child.