Bright From the Start
The Simple, Science-backed Way to Nurture your Child's Developing Mind, From Birth to Age 3Book - 2007
Dr. Jill Stamm's daughter was born almost four months premature, and doctors insisted she would never walk or talk. Now, thirty-two years later, her daughter is living proof that nearly every baby's brain has the potential to adapt and flourish given the right attention. A leading authority in infant brain development, she makes new, remarkable findings accessible to everyone in Bright from the Start. What babies need is as simple as A, B, C:
? ATTENTION: including how to increase a child's attention span, and how to balance stimulation with down time
? BONDING: illustrating the importance of developing emotional attachment between a child and a consistent caregiver'and why this is key to cognitive development
? COMMUNICATION: with breakthrough advice for tapping the correlation between verbal engagement with parents and higher IQ rates among children
She also discusses what kind of childcare environment to select, why learning toys don't teach as much as you think, why reading to a baby is critical, and how you can help your child learn how to pay attention. By working with Dr. Stamm's ABCs in Bright from the Start, all parents can help to build a radiant future for their precious little ones.