Calm And Soothe (Baby Gym Series)

Summary:

This is a series of short, familiar lullabies to sing to a newborn or infant. The bonus: short sentences of bedtime-soothing advice to hel reassure and encourage a new parent.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Colorful pictures will make this book attractive to infants. Supportive advice that is essential for new parents struggling to soothe a new baby is an added plus.

Content Awareness Factors:

This is not a book for experienced parents, who will see it as an "interference" in their parent/child contact.


Little Kid Reaction

Our son liked flipping through the book to see the pictures. He didn't want to read it with me, he wanted to look at it on his own.

Parent Reaction

This wasn't a helpful book for me. I know all the songs; I cradle my child and have eye contact when I sing to him. However, for a first-time parent, this may be more useful. My son was too old for thsi book 2 to 12 months would be idea..

Type of Book:
Parent activity ideas complements this collection of classic nursery rhymes and songs.
Educational Themes:

This book teaches the parent how to interact with an infant, and it is most effective when tit is not needed anymore. That is, when the parent knows the songs and can sing/recite the rhymes wile holding and looking at their baby, not the book.

Reading Level:
3.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 6
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 3
Age of child:
Shared with child who is 1½-years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Skip. Most of the songs are familiar (e.g., "Hush Little Baby" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Thre is little extra "movement" to learn. It might be more beneficial for a first-time parent.

Title Calm and Soothe
About

Baby Gym Series

Author Sanja Rescek
Publisher Child's Play International, Ltd © 2008
Illustrators Sanja Rescek
ISBN 9781846431333
Material Hard Cover
Cost $4.99
Genres Poetry
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