Being with Babies: Understanding and Responding to the Infants in Your Care (Best Practices for Caregivers)

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Being with Babies is a great resource for both beginning and experienced caregivers. Each chapter describes an issue that caregivers face daily, offers scenarios that illustrate the challenge, suggests solutions caregivers can use to address the issue, and concludes with a review of key points.

Being with Babies teaches caregivers how to handle everyday challenges while learning about developmental stages. This hands-on resource is perfect for caregivers of children 6 weeks to 18 months old, as well as for staff development and resource libraries.

Chapters include information on:

  • Developing relationships with babies
  • Using observation to understand babies
  • Communicating with babies
  • Selecting appropriate toys
  • Setting up safe and effective learning environments for babies

Following the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) approach and philosophy, the authors of Being with Babies demonstrate that from the day of birth, infants are unique individuals with a capacity to participate in relationships and interact with the people and objects in their environment.

Practical and informative, Being with Babies fills an important need in the infant care field.

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Being with Babies is a great resource for both beginning and experienced caregivers. Each chapter includes information on the developmental stages of babies and describes issues that caregivers face every day. The book offers scenarios that illustrate these challenges, then suggests solutions caregivers can use to address the issues while still meeting the needs of the babies. It concludes with a review of key points. Being with Babies helps caregivers handle everyday challenges with ease. This hands-on resource is perfect for caregivers of children six weeks to eighteen months old, as well as for staff development and resource libraries.

About the Author:

Beverly A. Kovach, M.N. consults with Magda Gerber's Resources for Infant Educarers(RIE)center in Los Angeles as a mentor teacher and board member. She established the first RIE satellite training center in Melbourne, Florida. Beverly is a Montessori teacher trainer, a consultant trainer, and a regular presenter at both national and international conferences. Denise A. Da Ros-Voseles, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Northeastern State University. Denise began her career working with abused and neglected infants and toddlers. Today, she speaks at national and international conferences and publishes on topics ranging from creating caring environments to working with infants, toddlers, and pre-service teachers.

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