Nurturing Your Baby’s Potential: From birth to 12 months: A guide for New Zealand parents
Babies are bursting with potential. Each new experience and sensation stimulates their brain and provides pathways for future learning. Interaction and play are the keys to maximising a baby’s learning potential in the first year, and Nurturing Your Baby’s Potential is the ideal resource for parents and caregivers. Written by experienced child and hospital play specialist and mother of four, Nicola Woollaston, it is an inspiring and practical, multi-level book that: * explains in clear language how babies develop in the first year: motor skills, social and emotional, language, cognitive and intellectual * offers more than 60 simple ideas and activities to stimulate children’s development and learning * presents the latest research into key aspects of child development in the first year Colour-coded for easy reference, and illustrated with more than 200 photographs, Nurturing Your Baby’s Potential is essential reading for all parents, grandparents, caregivers and childcare professionals.
|Dimensions||210 × 210 mm|
NICOLA WOOLLASTON is a mother of four, an early childhood teacher, a Child Life Specialist and Hospital Play Specialist who has worked for more than 20 years with children, families and whanau in community and hospital settings in New Zealand, the UK and Canada. She has presented at numerous international conferences and inservices, developed resources and published a book to support infant visual development. When based in Christchurch Nicky worked at the hospital and for a number of years operated Growing Tiny Minds, a small business which focused on using play and relationships to support development in early years. In 2011 Nicky's focus shifted to supporting her community to manage the stress and ongoing impact of the Christchurch earthquakes, consulting with local schools and kindergartens. In 2015 Nicola shifted with her family to the Waikato; after working for a short time with Waikids she moved into her current role as Team Leader of the Hospital Play Specialists at Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland. Nicky has blended her professional expertise, her experiences as a mother, and her passion for supporting children and families to write Nurturing Your Baby's Potential.
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