This Just In: Childcare

Five Recently-Arrived Titles from the Childcare Section:

The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students Through Digital Learning – James Paul Gee

For educators and parents of young people today, this book shows the benefits of digital learning and how it can engage children in meaningful learning that will bridge inequality instead of creating more.

Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism – Colin Baker

A practical introduction for parents and teachers to bilingualism. This title provides realistic answers to a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions about bilingualism and bilingual education. It covers areas such as: family, language, culture, identity, reading, writing, schooling and issues.

Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child – Victoria Maizes

From an internationally recognized integrative physician, a thorough guide to fertility that encompasses all aspects of female well-being to help women prepare their bodies for easy conception, pregnancy, and the delivery of healthy babies.

The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an expert on women’s health and the executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, delivers all the information women and their partners need in order to conceive with ease and confidence, and to bear healthy children.

Warm, friendly, and hands-on, Be Fruitful offers a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional, and practical roadblocks that may interfere with conception, as well as clear and easy-to-follow dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations proven to increase optimal fertility. Dr. Maizes details how nutrition, mind-body practices, elimination of environmental toxins, and traditional Chinese medicine can all contribute to a successful pregnancy.

Unique in its integrative approach, Be Fruitful acknowledges that wellness comes from caring for the entire person—not just the physical body—a crucial factor for the countless women trying to conceive and committed to transforming their overall health.

Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy – Jena Pincott

Brain Candy for expectant parents!

Pregnancy is an adventure.

Lots of books tell you the basics—“the baby is the size of [insert fruit here].” But pregnant science writer Jena Pincott began to wonder just how a baby might tinker with her body—and vice versa—and chased down answers to the questions she wouldn’t ask her doctor, such as:

  • Does stress sharpen your baby’s mind—or dull it?
  • Can you predict your baby’s temperament?
  • Why are babies born in the darker months of the year more likely to grow up to be novelty-loving risk takers?
  • Are bossy, dominant women more likely to have boys?
  • How can the cells left behind by your baby affect you years later?

This is a different kind of pregnancy book—thoughtful, fun, and filled with information you won’t find anywhere else.

Jo Frost’s Confident Toddler Care : the Ultimate Guide to the Toddler Years – Jo Frost

Jo Frost, the UK’s most trusted nanny, shares her wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help you raise your toddler with confidence and give him or her the best start in life.

Packed with practical advice, reassurance and simple yet effective techniques to help you deal with all the challenges that raising a toddler involves, Jo will give you the confidence and the know-how to raise a happy and contented toddler. She addresses common battlegrounds, such as mealtimes, dressing, sleeping and potty training, and takes you step-by-step through her tried-and-tested techniques to deal with them simply, patiently and effectively. Jo also offers guidance on how to plan your toddler’s day hour by hour to ensure he or she is getting the right balance of stimulation and relaxation, offers support and guidance for working and single parents, and shows again and again that far from being an exhausting challenge, the toddler years are the most fun, entertaining and unique years to be cherished and enjoyed.