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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Kiddy World Publishing; Updated edition (14 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9491882007
  • ISBN-13: 978-9491882005
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.7 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very practical and entertaining window into the baby's first year and a half. van de Rijt and Plooij have observed and found the vulnerable times in an infant's development that I independently came to in my book Touchpoints --(Perseus)

Anyone who deals with infants and young children will want to read 'The Wonder Weeks.' This book will open parents' eyes to aspects of their children's growth, development, changing behavior, and emotional responsiveness that they might otherwise not notice or find puzzling and distressing. --(Catherine Snow, Ph.D., Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education).

Van de Rijt and Plooij's work on infant development has enormous value for clinical use and scientific application. Not only have they explained the periods of puzzling, difficult behavior in infancy which so worry parents, they have also shown how these behaviors mark developmental leaps and have described the stages in the infant's understanding. Together, this gives parents and professionals soundly based insight into babies' developing minds. What's more, van de Rijt and Plooij have described the play and communication that work best with babies at different ages and thus helped parents understand and connect sensitively with their babies. This parent-child connection is the major prerequisite for the development of secure, well-adjusted children. 'The Wonder Weeks' is essential reading for everyone who works with infants: pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, and, of course, parents. --(John Richer, Ph.D., Dip. Clin. Psychol., consultant clinical psychologist and Head of Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England)

Anyone who deals with infants and young children will want to read 'The Wonder Weeks.' This book will open parents' eyes to aspects of their children's growth, development, changing behavior, and emotional responsiveness that they might otherwise not notice or find puzzling and distressing. --(Catherine Snow, Ph.D., Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education).

Van de Rijt and Plooij's work on infant development has enormous value for clinical use and scientific application. Not only have they explained the periods of puzzling, difficult behavior in infancy which so worry parents, they have also shown how these behaviors mark developmental leaps and have described the stages in the infant's understanding. Together, this gives parents and professionals soundly based insight into babies' developing minds. What's more, van de Rijt and Plooij have described the play and communication that work best with babies at different ages and thus helped parents understand and connect sensitively with their babies. This parent-child connection is the major prerequisite for the development of secure, well-adjusted children. 'The Wonder Weeks' is essential reading for everyone who works with infants: pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, and, of course, parents. --(John Richer, Ph.D., Dip. Clin. Psychol., consultant clinical psychologist and Head of Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England)

Anyone who deals with infants and young children will want to read 'The Wonder Weeks.' This book will open parents' eyes to aspects of their children's growth, development, changing behavior, and emotional responsiveness that they might otherwise not notice or find puzzling and distressing. --(Catherine Snow, Ph.D., Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education).

Van de Rijt and Plooij's work on infant development has enormous value for clinical use and scientific application. Not only have they explained the periods of puzzling, difficult behavior in infancy which so worry parents, they have also shown how these behaviors mark developmental leaps and have described the stages in the infant's understanding. Together, this gives parents and professionals soundly based insight into babies' developing minds. What's more, van de Rijt and Plooij have described the play and communication that work best with babies at different ages and thus helped parents understand and connect sensitively with their babies. This parent-child connection is the major prerequisite for the development of secure, well-adjusted children. 'The Wonder Weeks' is essential reading for everyone who works with infants: pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, and, of course, parents. --(John Richer, Ph.D., Dip. Clin. Psychol., consultant clinical psychologist and Head of Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England)

About the Author

Hetty van de Rijt studied Educational Psychology at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands and obtained her Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, England. At the University of Amsterdam, Dr. van de Rijt studied the development of human babies in their home environment. As lead author with her husband as co-author, she wrote the best-selling parenting book The Wonder Weeks, which has been published in twelve languages, from the USA to Japan. Frans X. Plooij studied behavioral biology in the Netherlands in Amsterdam, Nijmegen, and Groningen, where he received his Ph.D. in 1980. He is a full member of several international, scientific societies including the New York Academy of Sciences. Together they studied infant development in free-living chimpanzees with Dr. Jane Goodall in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania, East Africa. Dr. Plooij is director of the International Research-institute on Infant Studies (IRIS) at Arnhem, and president of Kiddy World Promotions B.V.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lyndsay McLean on 20 April 2015
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Having downloaded the app I was expecting much more detail in the book. Although, It is '.padded out' with additional information I did not feel it was worth the money. Also, the research sample is pretty small and all opinions so not sure how reflective a sample it is. What it dues do is gives reassurance to explain why your baby may be having a dhfficult time, which as a ftm is helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KJF on 1 Sept. 2014
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I was disappointed to find this book was mostly made of quotes from people's experiences, rather than a scientific explanation! Bit hard to follow and jump in and out of.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SXW2010 on 3 Dec. 2010
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This book gives an amazing insight into the development of babies and toddlers and has helped me to become a more understanding and as a result happier mum! I recommend it to all new parents!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cprice on 29 Dec. 2014
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A fantastic insight to your newborn. Gives you reassurance that it's not you but just your any changing & helps you to know how best to stimulate baby. Happy baby = happy mummy!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tanya E. on 20 Aug. 2015
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I first heard about Wonder Weeks on pregnancy forum. Despite having a child already this was new to me. I've borrowed this book from the library after my second child was born and it made so much sense!
In fact I liked it so much I've bought myself one.
Every leap is spot on I could see something is happening but now I've got something that can give me an explanation about it. We are at the leap 6 currently and it's wonderful how accurate this book been.
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By mscork on 26 Aug. 2015
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Ok. Some interesting points which can attribute to the development of the child. However, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever of the authors own. Quotes from personal diarys are used as factual when in fact they are opinions. This, from what I have been told, was part of a PhD thesis and as someone who is published, I can find many issues with this. It can be quite repetitive and assumes that any premature baby will not develop at their own rate, be on par with full term babies or perhaps skip a leap e.g. my little one is teething at 12 weeks.according to the author, he should be entering a happy period which isn't the case. I think it has potential and is growing and gathering evidence via their website and online chat services.it definitely has merit based on mass observations but I think some mums religiously follow the advice given which can be misleading.
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I don't often have time to write reviews but I've decided to make time for this one as this is such a brilliant book...
My baby girl is nearly 8 weeks and I've already identified with everything in the book so far. It's a great insight into babies' mental development and portrays a new and different, as far as I'm aware, way of understanding your baby.
This is my second baby so I feel I've learned a lot since my first one and am much more relaxed now but this wonderful book has helped me be even more relaxed, empathising and patient with my baby even when she's really upset during her "leaps".
I thoroughly recommend The Wonder Weeks to all mums/dads/carers!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anne-marie Heap on 10 Jan. 2015
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Really loving this book. Great advice from years of research and every baby I've tested it against seems to prove the developmental leaps come at the times they say they will in the book.

The book helps parents understand what developmental stages their children are going through and what signs there are for these, plus how to help your child make the transition as easily as possible.
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