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Fun book "Einstein Never Used Flash Cards"

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This was recommended by another MDC mama recently, and I'm loving it. Of course, I tend to love books that tell me I should do things the way I want to.

Has some really fascinating stuff on when babies/children learn things and in what order. For instance, babies have a concept of "amount" before they have a concept of "number". Also, babies can tell by even just 5 months old if speech has natural pauses or not.

The book also has some fun things to do to see how your baby is learning. There are little mini-experiments you can do as part of playing and also suggested observations to make. All stuff you might do anyway, but it's interesting to have it pointed out what's significant about it.
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That is an excellent book. I really enjoyed it.
I have that book on my "to read" shelf, also from a MDC recommendation! I just finished the Continuum Concept, and that was great too (though some things in it are a little dated)
was my Psych prof in college! She is awesome!! And her sons are great kids. I like the book because it offers research, not just advice. If you live in the Philly area, you might be able to get her kids music tapes, under the label KAMOTION. They deal with topics relevant to kids, like "I gotta boo boo" or "100 ways to keep from going to bed" or (our favorite) "which elevator will it be?", not just farm yard animals or letters.
Was it me who suggested it? I don't know, but I do love that book and recommend it highly, particularly to neurotic, high-achieving, smarty-pants, first-time mamas. Like myself. Except I read it after my kid was two, after I'd already got some Baby Einstein stuff. It totally revolutionized my understanding regarding learning and young children, on creativity and "genius."
Well, if flyingspaghettimama recommends it, then I'm reading it. I'm in love with her sig: I love David Sedaris and I loove that quote!
I am reading it right now, I really like it. It is very reaffirming!
I was starting to get a little concerned because ds seems behind in some skills compared to his playmates. But, it really made me relax and stay focused on play.
Yes it was you flyingspaghettimama! I put in on hold at the library right after you said it was spiffy.
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