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Title:
Baby days : activities, ideas, and games for enjoying daily life with a child under three
Author:
Rowley, Barbara, 1960-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786884520
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This unique and useful book helps parents or any caregiver entertain children during a crucial period in their development, and not feel worn out in the process. Geared to the rhythms of family life, these simple activities require a minimum of energy and equipment and can be carried out over the course of an ordinary day or for a special event. Many incorporate ordinary household chores. The activities in Baby Days are conveniently organized by age as well as time of day.


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Booklist Review

Rowley, who writes for Family Fun and Parenting magazines, has compiled simple, age-appropriate activities that help parents incorporate the educational with the routine of child-rearing during the first three years. The book is organized by type of activity, time of day, and child's age. Rowley includes the reason for an activity, how to do it, and common-sense safety precautions. She provides detailed lists of crafts and games for maximum enjoyment of children and maximum convenience for parents: e.g., using cotton swabs, toothpicks, and even twigs instead of paintbrushes that will need cleaning. Rowley emphasizes low-cost, low-tech amusements: making shadows, making faces, turning kitchen tools into toys, making finger puppets, using wind socks and wind chimes to teach as well as divert. This book is "a cookbook of tricks, activities, and suggestions" to amuse and educate small children. --Vanessa Bush