A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language. Dr Jill Stamm, a leading authority in infant brain development, uses the latest scientific research to show how parents can nurture their child’s. Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3 offers scientific reasoning.
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Jill Stamm’s daughter was born almost four months premature, and doctors insisted she would never walk or talk. Now, thirty-two years later, her daughter is living proof that nearly every baby’s. Now, thirty-two years statr, her stsrt is living proof that nearly every baby’s brain has the potential to adapt and flourish given the right attention. A leading authority in infant brain development, she makes new, remarkable findings accessible to everyone in Bright from the Start.
What babies need is as simple as A, B, C: By working with Dr. Gright ABCs in Bright from the Startall parents can help to build a radiant future for their precious little ones. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Return to Book Page. Bright From the Start: A cutting-edge handbook for parents, from a pioneer in infant brain development, that bridges the gap between the most current neuroscience and practical parenting techniques Dr.
Now, thirty-two years later, her daughter is living proof that nearly every baby’s A cutting-edge handbook for parents, from a pioneer in infant brain development, that bridges the gap between the most current neuroscience and practical parenting techniques Dr.
Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bright From the Startplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Bright From the Start. Lists with This Book. May 11, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: Due to the high ratings on Amazon, I think I wanted to not like this book.
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Well, four stars proves I lost that battle. I usually don’t understand anything that is “science backed” but somehow Stamm explains the science of the brain so clearly I didn’t want to skim over any of it.
I read the first pages like they didn’t really matter in about 30 minutes. But once I returned to the book the very next day I decided to start bribht page 1 and actually read through the whole thing. I’m really gla Due to the high ratings on Amazon, I think I wanted to not like this book.
I’m really glad I did.
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Though there isn’t tye big idea or take away that will drastically change my parenting, I appreciated the simple reassurance that things I’ve already been doing are backed by loads of research. I also think the book helps motivate and encourage readers to look for even more ways to improve their caregiving. This is done in a gentle, guilt free sort of way. Stamm’s theory is simple to follow.
She emphasizes the idea that a caregiver is baby’s first and best toy. Face games, fill and spill, hide and find, sort form match, etc; activities are essential to learning and developing attention span and curiosity. All these are led by a parent, not gimmicky-flashing toys.
But she also emphasizes the need for play tim to be FUN and unstructured. Then there is downtime. Don’t forget brihgt need to just take some time to watch the grass grow as birds chirp near by. I love and fully agree with her emphasis on communication. Time and time again IQ is connected directly to vocabulary. Kids who start school sart 10, words excel much quicker than those who enter with 5, Simply talking to a child, before they can even talk back, has a far reaching impact.
Stamm also uses the section on communication to focus on music and reading. However, I find it interesting that music and reading come up in all of the ABCs. They are both such great ways to build and give attention, bond, and communicate with baby. I stqrt love love reading time with my little one and he always calms right down when we start a game of itsy bitsy spider or giggles the moment wheels on the bus begins. Stamm is heavily against TV, which I appreciate. She doesn’t think it needs to be removed completely, she just explains why it isn’t good for a young brain to have too much of it or too much of anything for that matter.
She talks about looking for shows that bight a Mr Rogers pattern. One thing I didn’t like was all the product placement. Besides, most the books she suggests are out of print by now and hard to find.
I wish she’d treated books with the same care she did TV, in regards to explaining what to look for ie Mr Rogers format. I would recommend this book to other moms, just as a casual read. I don’t really recommend any mom-help books as a “baby bible. I kind of wish she would publish a little pamphlet with her age appropriate ABC attention, bonding, communicating activities.
She really does have some simple but clever ideas. Mar 18, Alexis Mascitti rated it it was amazing. As a pediatrician, I’m always on the look out for useful, practical guide books for motivated parents. This book makes neuroscientific and developmental concepts practical, which is sadly a rarity in the genre.
In reading some of rbight other reviewers opinions, I noticed the frequency of “But I already knew this stuff! The one area I contend with is her aversion to prolonged crying. She makes her points using examples of studies that looked at children in abusive and neglectful environments, but a loving family who is trying to get their child to sleep through the night should not be burdened with the idea that prolonged crying will hardwire their baby for stress for the rbight of their life.
Likewise for the parents suffering though the horror of a colicky baby. Her opinion in this area seems mired in some emotional trauma from when her eldest daughter was in the NICU, which is obviously completely understandable, but I think she over-generalizes in this respect.
She should notes that quick response is especially vital in infancy, from the newborn period through 6 months, but that crying in and of itself will not cause lasting damage. Despite this one criticism, an excellent book, and one that helps make real scientific theories practical. Jan 13, Kathy rated it it was amazing. This book I picked up soon after I gave birth to my daughter. It has since become my ‘parenting bible’. It gave me such an appreciation for the enormity and extreme inherent intelligence baby earthlings are born with.
The book provides practical examples of how to’s, gives first hand experiences of raising physically and mentally challenged children and in turn outlines how these findings are as applicable to children blessed with no such disabilities.
Books for Parents: Bright from the Start by Jill Stamm
A fascinating read that will heighten your res This book I picked up soon after Drom gave birth to my daughter. A fascinating read that will heighten your respect fhe your miracle children. Dec 13, Resh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Written by a pioneer in infant brain development and also a mom, this book is so briyht one of the best I’ve read on the topic.
I am not assuring you will find any breakthrough scientific discovery here, but it helps in reinforcing basic positive parenting skills with a scientific perspective.
The book focuses on how to nurture infants from 0 to 3 years to help them develop their brains and lay down strong foundations for future growth. Early experiences are literally brain-shaping, and the author Written by a pioneer in infant brain development and also a mom, this book is so far one of the best I’ve read on the topic. Early experiences are literally brain-shaping, and the author strongly advocates early and consistent support focusing on Attention helping the baby develop attentionBonding emotional bonding with the primary caretaker and Communication.
The book also gives many gright how to’s and developmentally appropriate activities. And, the science part of it about the way brain grows after birth and how nurturing influences it is quite interesting on its own.
Oct 05, Su rated it it was amazing. Aug 07, Julie rated it really liked it. However, Stamm does not cover the same ground as Medina. They have chosen slightly different areas to emphasize, they offer significantly different kinds of help to parents, and they have vastly different styles. In terms of topics, I appreciate Stamm’s discussion of attention.
As the mother of a month-old boy who has just learned to walk, I find myself brightt wondering if brright constant wandering from toy to toy and room to room is healthy. Stamm explained concepts about how children develop attention that I haven’t read anywhere else. And I have now read quite a bit on the subject of infant brain development. Her other 2 brighh topics — bonding and communication — were well-discussed, but both were better known to me. Jkll am employing many of her suggestions: Thanks, Stamm, for talking about this important area of learning.
Topics aren’t the only strt that set this book apart, however, from science synthesizers such as John Medina. Stamm’s voice and style are drawn from both her personal experience and her professional experience as someone who does not work as an experimental scientist but as an educator and institute founder.
Medina is a scientist and a wonk. Stamm is a practitioner in the field of child development. Indeed, she is a practitioner who entered the field because of her own experience with a severely challenged child.