- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: DK (1 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140935119X
- ISBN-13: 978-1409351191
- Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 0.8 x 23.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Baby's First Skills Paperback – 1 Apr 2014
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About the Author
Dr Miriam Stoppard, OBE is a worldwide bestselling childcare author. As a popular medical writer and broadcaster, and via her daily newspaper column, she has helped millions of people deal with life's emotional problems and health issues. Well known for her practical, sympathetic approach to childcare, her aim is to give readers "the confidence to follow their own instincts".
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Top Customer Reviews
Absolutely loved this book. Gave it to my hubby & he read the whole book & thought the same too.
My daughter was thrilled with the book and began activities suggested the next day! My little grand daughter is loving it.
The book deals with the first year of life. The contents is clearly written with attractive illustrations and discusses a baby's milestones, all be it small to begin with. It suggests short and fun activities to stimulate your baby in a variety aspects of development. There are also details of how these activities can be expanded as your baby grows.
If you are a first time Mum, or a doting Gran, you will not regret buying this book.
The book is colourful with good layout and has easy to understand charts with simple description so that you do not have to spend ages reading masses of text. There are really good number of suggestions that help develop each particular skill. You will need to do additional homework to achieve the goals as the book does not all the information as it is more of a guideline. For example, unclenching hands and counting fingers to nursery rhymes will require you to find the appropriate nursery rhyme as the verse will not be provided.
The main thing to remember which is a also noted by Dr Stoppard is that each child's development is different and therefore take the book as a guideline and do not stress if they have not achieved the goals for the particular month. Use it a guideline / check list.
It would have been so much better to put all of the games at the back, grouped into sections (games for hands, then games for talking, etc) and in order of the age of child they are suitable for. In fact there would be little need for much else in the book, most of the rest is just filler.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book to help me and my hubby prepare for our new arrival knowing what to expect from her. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marina
A great overview of the key developmental skills and practical activities to do with your baby in their first year. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a really useful book. You have to get your head round how it is organised and the wheel of activities and what that means. But once you do its very good. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Syriat
Looks very very good. Looking forwards to working through it with our little baby!Published 12 months ago by CR
The layout of the book feels almost like a school text book, old fashioned and not very interesting or user friendly. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer