Learning a new language has never been more fun! Wordworth the Bird introduces children to a variety of bilingual words in English and Spanish organized by categories such as food, animals, and people. Each new word is accompanied by charming illustrations that clearly depict each object.
Wordsworth the parrot introduces children to a variety of words in English and Spanish organized by categories including food, animals, and people, and asks related questions and suggests activities in English.
Wordsworth the parrot introduces children to a variety of words in English and Spanish organized by categories including food, animals, and people, and asks related questions and suggests activities in Spanish.
An exciting and fun kit filled with interactive tools that will help your child develop a lifetime love of language. This kit will help to expand your child's vocabulary, concept development, and word recognition. This delightfully illustrated set has been created to provide a fun learning experience that you and your child can share time and time again. Contains: Baby Einstein Language Discovery Cards, Illustrated Alphabet Wall Poster, Paperback Edition of Wordsworth's Book of Words, Baby Einstein Language Nursery CD, Mimi's Toes Bath Book, and Baby Einstein Illustrated Photo Frame Magnet.
For years, the people at The Baby Einstein Company have worked hard to create award-winning books, videos, and flash cards that expose babies to the greatest forms of human expression-language, poetry, music, nature, and art-in a stimulating and engaging way. What propels these experts to work so hard? They're parents themselves. There are innumerable teachable moments around us at all times-an object as simple as a flower, a mitten, or a cardboard box can fill a tiny child with pleasure and awe. With dynamic ideas for turning everyday activities into enriching learning experiences, Great Minds Start Little introduces parents to hundreds of playful ways for nurturing baby's intellectual, social, and emotional growth. From one-on-one physical games and special ways to bond with your baby, to creative projects that give infants esteem-building methods to experience language and delight in the arts and sciences, Great Minds combines expert teaching practices with tried-and-true tips and valuable anecdotes from parents who are looking fro unique opportunities to educate while entertaining their children. There is no combination more wonderful than a curious baby, a loving paren
Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television, new technologies, and other electronic media.
Have you thought about signing with your baby or toddler? Parents and caregivers are discovering the benefits of using American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with children long before they can speak. Some studies show that signing babies talk sooner, have larger vocabularies, and have fewer tantrums! Baby Signing For Dummies gives you the skills to connect in a meaningful way with your hearing baby or toddler. Packed with more than 150 illustrated signs, this friendly, easy-to-follow guide shows you how to use simple hand gestures and baby-specific signing techniques to start interacting with your baby. Every sign is accompanied by step-by-step directions and an illustration—from meeting and greeting, people, and mealtime signs to clothes, animals, outdoor signs, and, of course, bath time and bedtime. You’ll discover how to: Introduce signs to your baby Incorporate signing into daily life Make everyday events easier with signs Overcome stumbling blocks Decrease fussing and crying through signing Help your baby sign combinations of words Keep your baby safe with signing Get the whole family involved Find outside help (Web sites, videos, and signing schools and courses) Complete with illustrations of the entire ASL alphabet, signing dos and don’ts, and ten songs to sign along with, Baby Signing For Dummies is the key to enhancing communication with your child and increasing his/her intelligence in a simple, fun, and rewarding way!
As a mother, Lisa Guernsey wondered about the influence of television on her two young daughters. As a reporter, she resolved to find out. What she first encountered was tired advice, sensationalized research claims, and a rather draconian mandate from the American Academy of Pediatrics: no TV at all before the age of two. But like many parents, she wanted straight answers and realistic advice, so she kept digging: she visited infant-perception labs and child development centers around the country. She interviewed scores of parents, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and media researchers, as well as programming executives at Noggin, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and PBS. Much of what she found flies in the face of conventional wisdom and led her to conclude that new parents will be best served by focusing on &"the three C’s”: content, context, and the individual child. Into the Minds of Babes is a fascinating book that points out how little credible research exists to support the AAP's dire recommendation. Parents, teachers, and psychologists will be relieved to learn positive approaches to using videos with young children and will be empowered to make their own informed choices.
Mass medias potential to influence audience beliefs and behavior is a subject that has long fascinated scholars and the general public. The ongoing interest and concern are reflected in the common tendency to blame the media for many of societys problems. This extensively revised and updated edition cuts through popular notions of presumed effects to provide a balanced, informed, up-to-date treatment of the media effects literature. The clear, compelling presentation, illuminated by dozens of new photographs, equips readers with a fundamental understanding of the history, theoretical underpinnings, and current status of media effects researchknowledge that will help them navigate in a media-saturated environment. Several outstanding elements distinguish the Second Edition of Fundamentals of Media Effects. New chapters explore the impact of computer/video games, the effects of the Internet and social networking sites, and the way mobile communication devices have transformed the way we live. An extensive new chapter on childrens educational television describes the considerable body of research that supports positive effects like language development and flexible-thinking skills. Framing studies are covered in a separate chapter where they are distinguished both theoretically and experimentally from agenda setting and priming. Finally, the authors provide overviews of classic and current research studies in an invaluable feature called Research Spotlight, which enable readers to envision how theories translate into research.
The Baby Shakespeare video is a visual and auditory field trip using the rhythm of poetry and the beauty of nature to teach words in context. Bard, the word-loving dragon, leads a parade of words, poems, puppet shows, and music videos. Poems by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, W.B. Yeats, and others are used in the video and the accompanying book.
The Sixth Edition of the topically organized Children’s Thinking presents a current, comprehensive, and dynamic examination of cognitive development. The book covers individual children and their developmental journeys while also following the general paths of overall cognitive development in children. This unique and effective approach gives readers a holistic view of children’s cognitive development, acknowledging that while no two children are exactly alike, they tend to follow similar developmental patterns. Supported by the latest research studies and data, the Sixth Edition provides valuable insights for readers to better understand and work with children.
A study of the impact of television on children under five distills research into answers designed to help parents make informed decisions about the amount and types of television watching, explaining when it is helpful and when it might be harmful to developing minds.
Organized according to product category, a photographic reference surveys everything a new baby needs to have, along with what parents need to know about such items as cribs, childproofing products, nursery items, toys, activity centers, and clothing.