170 GymboreeR activities that help parents discover new ways to play with their babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Gymboree -- The Parent's Guide to Play combines the best baby and toddler activities into one book that offers hours of fun for parents and their little ones. These kid-tested activities also provide children with a solid foundation for the skills they will need in preschool.
With activities designed to stimulate imagination, expand vocabulary and build skills, the book features:
- Skill Spotlights, describing each activity's benefits
- Parental Tips and Research Reports, explaining how a child develops
- Tips for using materials at home
- Words and clapping rhythms to songs.
Organized by age, activities range from quiet observation and singing to boisterous climbing games and music-making. From interacting with a newborn, to engaging a toddler, to exploring the world with a preschooler, this book makes excellent use of the experience, wisdom and imagination that have made GymboreeR a famous brand name around the world.
Dr. Wendy S. Masi is a developmental psychologist who has designed programs for preschools. An early childhood professional for 25 years, she is dean of the Mailman Segal Institute at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.
Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman is a developmental psychologist with 25 years of experience. She is associate dean of the Mailman Segal Institute at Nova Southeastern University.