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125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos
A young child's brain grows at a phenomenal rate in the first years of life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest research on how children learn,125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twosis packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development. Each game is accompanied by an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power i ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Gryphon House Inc.
(first published May 1st 2000)
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This book is filled with pretty basic, simplistic things parents are supposed to do with kids. Hold the kids tight and twirl them around. Sing nursery rhymes. Pretend to talk like a stuffed animal. There's almost nothing new or creative here, though the book could be good for inexperienced parents who are clueless and have never been around children. There is also a lot of repetition and the use of common songs or nursery rhymes is limited to a select few. The basic point of the book is to do so ...more
Jul 21, 2008 Leigh rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents of toddlers and older babies.
This is a nice little book that is easy to flip through to find simple little activities and games to play with your toddler. I can't think of any that required materials other than stuff I already had. Most of the activities are simply songs, word games, and ideas for identifying and grouping objects. All of the games for young toddlers are designed to be only a minute or two. They become more structured for the child's age. I really liked this little book and plan to use many of its ideas.
I liked it! Some of the games are kind of obvious but a lot of them I wouldn't have thought of and Claire has enjoyed a few of them. I checked it out because we are going stir crazy indoors all day in this cold weather! About 1/3 of the games were too advanced for Claire but a lot of them she enjoys, so if you are looking for something to do I'd get it our check it out.