Mose – Ready Reader/Family Place

March 21, 2012

Here’s a list of new parenting books added to our catalog
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun
Cohen, Whitney / Fisher, John
Many gardeners find that once they have children gardening goes the way of late-night dinner parties and Sunday morning sleep-ins. raising kids and maintaining a garden can be a juggling act.  But kids can make great gardening companions, and the benefits of including them are impossible to ignore. Gardening gets kids outdoors and away from television and video games, increases their connection to plants and animals, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family: Good Nutrition and Healthy Cooking for New Moms and Growing Families
LA Leche League International (COR)
A recipe-complemented guide for moms who are pregnant, nursing and weaning makes recommendations for rendering a nutritional environment for the entire family, providing coverage of such topics as fueling a body for optimal milk production, using organic and unprocessed ingredients and involving young children in meal preparation.
Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child’s Self-esteem and Attention
Cowan, Stephen
In his years working with children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pediatrician Stephen Scott Cowan has discovered that what helps one child focus his or her attention may not benefit another. There are five distinct ways children focus, presented for the first time in “Fire Child, Water Child.” This guide to parenting children with ADHD helps parents identify their child’s focusing style–fire, metal, water, wood, or earth–and use the appropriate skills and parenting techniques to reduce ADHD symptoms.
How Deaf Children Learn: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know
Marschark, Marc / Hauser, Peter C.
How can parents and teachers most effectively support the language development and academic success of deaf and hard-of-hearing children? Will using sign language interfere with learning spoken language? Should deaf children be placed in classrooms with hearing children? Are traditional methods of teaching subjects such as reading and math to hearing children appropriate for deaf learners? As many parents and teachers will attest, questions like these have no easy answers, and it can be difficult for caring adults to separate science from politics and fact from opinion in order to make informed decisions about how to help deaf children learn.
How to Con Your Kid: Simple Scams for Mealtime, Bedtime, Bathtime – Anytime!
Borgenicht, David / Grace, James
A new edition of a lighthearted survival guide for parents shares hundreds of tips, techniques and tricks for navigating the parenting pitfalls of mealtimes, bedtimes and beyond, from playing on a child’s possessive nature to encourage eating to using whisper techniques to promote quiet speech. By the co-author of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks and the co-author of The Good Deed Guide.
Learning at Home PreK-3: Homework Activities That Engage Children and Families
Barbour, Ann C.
Families play a critical role in helping young children develop a solid academic foundation and love of learning. Numerous examples have proven time and again that children’s learning behavior is strongest when reinforced with activities, social interactions, and play.  Complete with tips on how to encourage parent involvement, data to support family commitment to the child s education, and activities that young students will enjoy doing at home with their families, Learning at Home is a fantastic resource to promote the joy of learning at home.
Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals, and Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents
Koenig, Debbie / Field, Lara (FRW)
A cookbook full of quick and easy, nutritious recipes for the sleep-deprived new parent offers solutions to the problems parents face in the kitchen, featuring expert advice from both a pediatric dietitian and a lactation consultant.
The Wholesome Baby Food Guide: Over 150 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes from Purees to Solids
Meade, Maggie
The writer and editor for offers more than 150 recipes for making healthy, safe and tasty baby food at home and provides information on nutrition, allergies, myths and best practices for feeding your new additions.
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