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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She does not come across as trying too hard, or condescending, in these very personal anecdotes.

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. Garnering more than 20, visitors every month, figur8. They need to connect to their parents.

Bright from the Start

Her other 2 key topics — bonding and communication — were well-discussed, but both were better known to me. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Sep 18, Fatima rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learning a musical instrument actually does seem to have significant cognitive benefits increased hand-eye coordination, for examplebut generally she’s a big proponent of the idea that music should be one of life’s great joys, rather than a way to make sure your kid gets into Harvard. I’m really glad I did.


Jill Stamm Limited preview – Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? My baby just turned 5 months and my oldest is Nov 10, Brittany rated it it was ok Shelves: The more interaction, the better. Bright from the Start by Jill Stamm.

Bright From The Start

At the end of every chapter the author packs in pages of “helpful, practical tips” for helping parents to utilize her suggestions in practical ways. According to Stamm, the research shows that: I’m sure there is a right audience for this book, but it just didn’t click with me. In reading some of the other reviewers opinions, I noticed the frequency of “But I already knew this stuff! Feb 11, Indrani Sen rated it liked it Shelves: The authors limit their subject to kids years old, which is suitable for their purpose.

According to Stamm, the research shows that:. It will be rewarding.

Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? It all boils down to three points: The authors first explain why that ingredient matters, then a bit into details and finally suggest several simple activities to help the kids to improve that ingredient.

stxrt D place mat play Play-Doh preschool programs reading response routine School Link Sciences screen sensory Sesame Street singing skills sounds stimulation story stress structures talk things tion toddler touch toys visual watch what’s wiring words York young children. Besides, most the books she suggests are out of print by now and hard to find. They are simply the authors’ preferences.


And although on the one hand, nothing the author said or suggested or cared deeply about astonished me or xtamm even slightly revelatory at least I came out of it feeling like a good mommy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I’m just not her target audience.

Bright From The Start

I wished I had read this with the first child. My baby is almost 3 months old, fhe I already feel this has been a great asset for her learning. The babies at this stage need love, bonding, security, attention. I also think the book helps motivate and encourage readers to look for even more ways to improve their caregiving.