Think like a baby 33 simple research experiments you can do at home to better understand your child's developing mind

Amber Ankowski

Book - 2015

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Published
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press [2015]
Language
English
Physical Description
xv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781613730638
1613730632
Main Author
Amber Ankowski (-)
Other Authors
Andy Ankowski (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Designed to help parents understand how a child's mind develops, this latest book on the topic of experimenting on baby comes from "the doctor and the dad" team of developmental psychologist Amber and technical writer Andy Ankowski, parents of two children. Their investigations are divided into age categories and include ability tests such as problem solving, language development, motor skills, and memory. Using information on everything from mobile placement to scrambled faces, the scientifically inclined parent can track baby's progress by implementing the authors' "tips to help your child" and "tips to help yourself." VERDICT The Ankowskis have a flip style that is meant to be humorous but often misses the mark. Despite that, this work on understanding cognitive development is a valuable addition to the parenting literature. Libraries should also consider Shaun Gallagher's Experimenting with Babies. [Page 66]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"This book gives parents tremendous insight into their children's physical, cognitive, language, and social development Think Like a Baby features 33 lab-tested research experiments parents can easily re-create at home to give them tremendous insight into their children's physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Presented in a lighthearted, entertaining, yet authoritative manner, each experiment is followed by a discussion of its practical implications for parents--why to bring more than one toy to a restaurant, why not to overuse a baby walker, which baby gadgets to buy (and not to buy), surefire tactics for keeping keys and cell phones out of baby's mouth, how to get her to be perfectly happy eating just half of her dessert, and much more. With this book, amazed parents won't just read about how their children are developing; why they behave as they do; and how to be a great, effective parent, they will actually see it all happening while interacting and having fun with their child at the same time"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Raising a baby is joyful, amazing . . . and ridiculously difficult. But with some insight into what&;s actually going on inside your little one&;s head, your job as a parent can become a little bit easier&;and a lot more fun.In Think Like a Baby, coauthors Amber and Andy Ankowski&;The Doctor and the Dad&;show parents how to re-create classic child development experiments using common household items. These simple step-by-step experiments apply from the third trimester through age seven and beyond and help parents understand their children&;s physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Amazed parents won&;t just read about how their kids are behaving, changing, and thinking at various stages, they&;ll actually see it for themselves while interacting and having fun with them at the same time. Each experiment is followed by a discussion of its practical implications for parents, such as why to always bring more than one toy to a restaurant, which baby gadgets to buy (and which ones to avoid), how to get kids to be perfectly happy eating just half of their dessert, and much more.