Introducing Baby Lit: Classical Counting and Colour Primer Board Books for Babies!

 Every once in a while I'm asked to review something rather special, something which I look at and think to myself, "Wow, that is a very good idea indeed!" This is exactly how I feel about Baby Lit books, a range of nine colour and counting primer board books based on famous works of classical literature but aimed at babies and young children.

As a literature graduate and English teacher maybe I'm biased, but if so I make absolutely no apology for it!

I truly think Baby Lit is a lovely and very original idea. Take a great piece of literature, one that has withstood the test of time, and turn it into something unique for little ones to enjoy. That has got to be a recipe for success. Not only is it a thoughtful way of introducing children to some of your own favourite works of literature, but it is also a very individual method of bringing colours and numbers into their lives too.

Having studied and throughly enjoyed Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre at university, I was more than thrilled to review the two Baby Lit books based on these original classics, namely Little Master Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet and Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre!

My youngest daughter is just 17 months so I was excited to introduce her to these very beautiful and stylish books. In fact, I must confess, I don't think I'll be leaving her alone with them any time soon as I might just want to display them as pieces of art on my old dresser later on!

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IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, BUY ‘SIGNING HANDS: BABY SIGNING BASICS’

18th JANUARY 2011: A new, beautifully illustrated basic guide to baby signing, Signing Hands: Baby Signing Basics, is out now (www.littlelearnerbooks.co.uk) and is a ‘must have book’ for all parents.

A finalist for ‘Most Innovative Baby Product 2010’ at The Baby Show for Trade, the book has been produced in collaboration with leading British Sign Language author, Cath Smith, and experienced baby signing teachers.

Signing Hands; Baby Signing Basics not only gives parents first signs to get started with, but includes tips for success from experienced baby signing teachers as well as crucial development information and what to expect from your baby.

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28 Instant Songames: Fun-Filled Activities for Kids Aged 3 to 8

Last week a small package landed on our doorstep, a small package that has brought so much fun into our home that I wish it had landed about 7 years ago when my eldest daughter would have been three.

What was contained within? 28 Instant Songames, that's what!

28 Instant Songames is an audio cd and 48 page booklet full of very addictive fun songs, sounds and activities for young children.

What really surprised me was just how quickly my son showed his enthusiasm for it. Having listened to it just once after returning from nursery, he was desperately keen to listen again and chatted about it the whole way over to his 6 year old sister's school as we went to collect her! Upon arriving home he put it on again for her to listen to. His enthusiasm for it obviously rubbed off on her because she was then dying to share it with her older sister!

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The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution

The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution: Gentle Ways to Make Good-bye Easy from Six Months to Six Years

The-no-cry-separation-anxiety-solution Does it break your heart to leave your crying child at daycare, school, or with a babysitter? Do you worry and wonder how to help and what to do? Nearly all children experience separation anxiety - it's natural - but finding a solution can be difficult. Best-selling parenting author and mother of four, Elizabeth Pantley tackles this sensitive problem with her trademark gentle and respectful ideas.

Using the help of her army of Test Parents, Pantley has created a book filled with solutions.

Whether your child is a baby, toddler or first grader, these tried and true techniques will help them to:

* Say goodbye at the door with a smile and a wave and no more tears.

* Conquer anxiety at daycare, school, parties, events and play-dates.

* Go to sleep peacefully - and stay in bed at naptime and bedtime.

* Feel comfortable with caregivers, babysitters, visitors, and other new people. 

* Explore new places with joy and confidence.

Best of all, this step-by-step book INCLUDES A FREE MAGIC BRACELET that will help your child feel "magically" safe and secure whenever you're apart. It's just one of the many No-Cry solutions that will help you say goodbye to the stress of saying goodbye-and hello to a stronger, happier child.

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Whale Done Parenting: How to Make Parenting a Positive Experience for You and Your Kids

“We long to be better parents who, with our kids, make a better world, and Whale Done Parenting helps us do just that. If you want to raise good kids and see more smiling and less scolding in your household, read this book!”

--Naomi Cramer Overton, President, Mothers of Preschoolers International

 

What does training killer whales have to do with raising children? As this engrossing parenting fable shows, the two occupations have more in common than you’d think. In Whale Done Parenting (Berrett-Koehler, £10.99 GBP / 11.99 Euros, January 2010), Ken Blanchard and his coauthors – including two veteran marine mammal trainers – show how advances in behavioural science and positive training concepts used at places like SeaWorld can be adapted to the sometimes frustrating challenges of parenting.

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If These Boobs Could Talk: A Little Humor to Pump Up the Breastfeeding Mom by Shannon Payette Seip and Adrienne Hedger

This amusing shower or new baby gift celebrates the ups and downs of breastfeeding and gives the rapidly growing number of breastfeeding moms something they can really use - a good laugh!

Of the approximately four million women who give birth each year, 70 percent will choose to breastfeed. This delightfully funny book helps those 2.8 million nursing moms laugh out loud, learn with unexpected tips and trivia, and de-stress during the most exciting new phase of their life.

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Mother Food: A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs, by Hilary Jacobson

"Mother Food," published in 2004 under the title "Mother Food for Breastfeeding Mothers" is here republished under the title: "Mother Food: A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs - Build Milk Supply, Boost Immunity, Lift Depression, Detox, Lose Weight, Optimize a Baby's IQ, and Reduce Colic and Allergies"

"Mother Food" is a thorough health guide, traditional foods cookbook and basic herbal for breastfeeding mothers. Recommended by lactation consultants and approved by the La Leche League International Book Evaluation Committee, "Mother Food" helps prevent and/or relieve common problems in the postpartum such as colic, eczema, depression, fatigue and low milk supply, while creating healthful eating habits to last a lifetime.

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The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk, by Diana West & Lisa Marasco

An essential resource for nursing mothers, endorsed by La Leche League, the world’s leading breastfeeding authority

The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk combines the latest information with practical advice about new findings on causes of low supply, innovative ways to increase production, practical solutions for working and exclusively pumping moms, the special needs of premies, emotional support, and more.

via www.amazon.co.uk