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A good book on development
Thursday, August 16, 2007
One of the IA doctors we're using recommended a very good book to us on child development. It's called Baby Steps and it is interesting in that it covers the "how" of development in addition to the actual milestone. She mainly felt it was a good "guidebook" which will help to identify the level the child is currently at, knowing of course that the institutional living will have an adverse effect on their development.

It only covers the first two years but is really excellent read. And instead of just the typical "...at 12 months a child should... it augments those "normal" development levels with wider ranges of what children may be able to exhibit. Which is really nice since any of the typical milestones are pretty fluid for all children. It also seems to be far more detailed than the What to Expect the Toddler Years which we read what now seems like ages ago.

Overall it's been a nice read and I certainly recommend it.
posted by Steveg @ 11:10 PM  
  • At 3:52 PM, Anonymous JennStar said…

    I have a few books, but that's a new one for me. Thanks for adding it to my list! :o)

  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger Allison said…

    Thanks for the recommendation. I am always up for a new book and I have never heard of this one. Certainly sounds like it would be useful. Now that we have some extra time on our hands I might have to check this out.

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