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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


All about me : a first look at baby / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (30 mins)

This DVD for ages 6 months to 2 years is a fun way to introduce infants and toddlers to their own bodies. Body parts from head to toe (including face, mouth, eyes, ears, nose, hands, feet, elbows knees etc) are reviewed using original songs and a cast of children.

CC 305.231 ALL [P14417]










Babies break if you shake them : educational video for new parents.Shaken Baby Syndrome / WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Department for Community Development. -- Perth: Department for Community Development, 2003. 1 videocassette (7 min.)

This video explains what is meant by Shaken Baby Syndrome and why it occurs. It demonstrates the dire consequences of shaking a baby and the symptoms a baby could display if it had been shaken. Suggestions are given to assist parents with a crying baby, and support services available in Western Australia are provided.

CC 305.23 BAB [P09499]








Baby gym : brain and body gym for babies / De Jager, Melodie. -- Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 2004. 95 p.

Aimed at parents and caregivers this book is an easy to follow guide providing suggestions and examples of how to develop babies' physical and brain potential through movement and play.

CC 305.2315 DEJ [P11938]








Beautiful beginnings : a developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers / Raikes, Helen H.; Whitmer, Jane Mccall. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2006. 428 p. + 1 CD-ROM

With over 350 photocopiable activities, this book provides parents and professionals with a research supported program to build and expand children's development from birth to 3 years. The activities can be used to enhance skills in communication, gross and fine motor, intellect, discovery, socialisation, self help and pretend. They can also be selected to suit the child's individuality and goal preferences. The CD-ROM provides blank goal sheets and goal charts for each age range.

CC 305.231 RAI [P11538]








Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Mozart.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12436;P12909]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Handel.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12437;P12910]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (195 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It features: a DVD video, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese, which is designed to help build early receptive vocabulary, and later to build basic vocabulary in another language; an interactive sign language tutor to teach American sign language; interactive games to teach animal sounds and facts about objects featured; a reading tutor and reading games to introduce basic sight words; music of Haydn.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12438;P12911]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 4 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min. + 10 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It helps infants begin to categorize objects and to build word meanings by providing multiple and varied examples of each vocabulary word.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12912]










Bee smart baby vocabulary builder. Volume 5 / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min. + 10 min.)

An interactive learning tool for infants and toddlers, this DVD is designed to enhance a child's learning environment. It helps infants begin to categorize objects and to build word meanings by providing multiple and varied examples of each vocabulary word.

CC 305.231 BEE [P12913]










Crazy for colors : interactive learning DVD / BUMBLEBEE KIDS. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 1 DVD (60 min.)

Designed for 1-4 year olds, this DVD uses a unique and entertaining teaching approach to nurture the child's ability to assign colour to things found in our everyday world. It also features simple patterns such as stripes, checks and polka-dots. It can be used in conjunction with the Colors Shapes & Patterns Flashcards.

CC 305.231 CRA [P12920]










Development in practice - activities for babies with Down syndrome / DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATIONAL TRUST. -- Southsea: Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2007. 1 DVD (77 min.) + 1 leaflet

This film explores how early development can be promoted for babies with Down syndrome from birth to 18 months. It emphasises the importance of everyday family activities for children's learning and development and focuses on practical activities to promote development that can be woven into everyday routines and activities. This resource is aimed at parents and professionals caring for babies with Down syndrome.

SC/V DOW DEV [P11859]










Don't cry : strategies for dealing with crying / Kennedy, Michelle. -- South Melbourne: Ibis publishing, 2005. 119 p.; 17 cm.

This book is written to help parents with the many reasons the baby or child is crying and offers parents quick, commonsense and compassionate solutions. The information comes from parents who have already found the answers.

CC 305.231 KEN [P12579]








Everyday learning about promoting positive behaviour / Dolby, Robyn. -- Deakin, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2011. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

The purpose of this book is for parents to see the richness of their everyday communication with their children. It explains how parents form connections with their children by following them and taking an interest in what they are doing and how this helps them lead their child when it is needed. This shows how emotional connection comes from relecting on rather than reacting to children's behaviour.

CC 305.2314 DOL [P14617]








From birth to five years : children's developmental progress / Sheridan, Mary D. 1998. 62p

This is a revised edition of a standard text. It details the stages of development in young children and explains the variance in age at which different children acquire the same skills and abilities. The revised edition includes over 120 new illustrations, age appropriate checks for hearing and vision and advice on when to refer a child for specialist attention.

CC 305.231 SHE [P09808]








Good play - good start : watching and coaching your child's development / Haarsma, Sharon; Allen, Wayne. -- Adelaide: KIDS Plus Project, Department of Human Services, 2000. 1 DVD(40 min) + 1 booklet (41

This resource helps parents, carers, health professionals and child care workers gain a better understanding of child development issues and when to seek professional help if there are concerns about a child's development. Issues raised in the video are about children aged 0 to 4 years. There are ideas for creating a positive play environment and indicators to reassure parents when a child's development is normal and when to be concerned. Issues include social and emotional development, talking and communicating, thinking and understanding, moving and coordinating, playing with hands, self care and independence.

CC 305.231 GOO [P10993]










In time and with love : caring for infants and toddlers with special needs / Segal, Marilyn; Masi, Wendy; Leiderman, Roni. Newmarket Press, 2001. xv, 239 p. : ill.

This book is aimed at the new parent of a disabled child. In a compassionate and realistic way it looks at many of the issues involved in coming to terms with your new baby and its special needs, from the initial time of adjustment to everyday living. It demonstrates how parents can use their own resources to build on the strengths of their babies, encouraging their development through adapting games and activities. It also looks at some of the difficult decisions commonly faced by parents with a disabled child.

CC 305.23 SEG [P09334]








Play helps : toys and activities for children with special needs / Lear, Roma. -- Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 1996. 254p.:ill.

Lots of fresh ideas for playthings and activities for children with special needs. The games and activities suggested need very little or no preparation and only require everyday items found at home. The toys are all do-it-yourself and most can be made by anyone. The ideas are arranged under the five different senses and classified as instant, quick (can be made in an evening) or long-lasting (take a weekend or more to make).

CC 305.2315 LEA [P09879;P06135]








Raising children : all the parenting basics - birth to five / RAISING CHILDREN NETWORK. Raising Children (Australia) Network, 2007. 1 DVD (300 minutes)

This DVD presents expert information, tips and strategies from parents all over Australia (including celebrities), and demonstrations to help parents brush up on their own skills in the privacy of their own home. It is divided into four main sections covering the newborn (0-3 months), the baby (3-12 months), the child (1-5 years), and the parents. The three sections on the child look at nutrition, development, connecting, communicating, behaviour, sleep, health and care, safe exploration, and play and learning.

CC 305.23 RAI [P13186]










Right from the start : loving reading with your baby / Linke, Pam. / CHILD AND YOUTH HEALTH. -- Adelaide: Parenting SA, 2003. [23 p.]

A brightly coloured baby book that can be used by parents as a first reading experience between parent and child. Each page has tips for parents on playing and interacting with their baby and information on where to find resources as baby grows.

CC 371.4 LIN [P10982]








Save our sleep : a parent's guide towards happy sleeping babies from birth to two years / Hall, Tizzie. -- Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006. 259 p.

Written by a baby sleep expert with over 15 years experience, this book shows parents how to help their child sleep through the night. It includes information on sleep routines from birth, teaching babies to settle and resettle themselves, solutions to sleep problems, how to overcome any breaks to the sleep routine, and common questions and case studies from parents. There is also information about feeding, weaning, common health concerns, as well as special situations which can affect a baby's sleep pattern.

CC 305.2314 HAL [P12230]








Settling your baby : a survival guide for parents : birth to twelve months / Linke, Pam Ed.; Hailes, Joan Ed.; Mcdonald, Min Ed. / CHILD AND YOUTH HEALTH. -- Adelaide: Child and Youth Health, 2004. 50 p.

Practical information for parents on settling a baby who may frequently be waking through the night, not sleeping during the day and crying because of reflux, colic or lactose intolerance. Outlines techniques for parents to try, covering topics from playtime, sleeptime and feeding for babies first twelve months. A video version is also available (P10978).

CC 305.231 SET [P10979]








Small steps: an early intervention program for children with developmental delays / Pieterse, Moira; Treloar, Robin. / MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY. Special Education Centre. -- Syd: The Centre, [1986] 1 Set of 8 Books.

A set of 8 booklets for parents who wish to accelerate the development of their child with a developmental disability. Shows behaviour management and learning theory. For pre-school staff, parents and students. There is an optional videotape program to accompany it.

CC 305.2316 SMA [P04698]










Small steps: an early intervention program for handicapped children / Pieterse, Moira; Treloar, Robin. / MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY. Special Education Centre. -- Syd: The Centre, [1986] 1 videocassette (240 min.): sd, col.; 1/2 in. VHS

Eleven part video for parents who wish to accelerate the development of their child with a developmental disability. Shows behaviour management and learning theory. For pre-school staff, parents and students. Accompanied by a set of 8 booklets.

CC 305.2316 SMA [P06121 ]










Smart start : how exercise can transform your child's life / Sasse, Margaret. -- Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2009. 160 p. ; 24 cm.

The main aim of this book is to help parents maximise the critical periods of brain development during the first years of life. It looks at how children need exercise, not just to stimulate their bodies but to stimulate their brains as well. It is a practical guide for parents on how to give their children the best start in life, with down to earth advice on exercise to encourage optimum physical and intellectual development.The book is carefully organised to provide a step by step programme for each year from 0-5 years.

CC 305.231 SAS [P12975]








Successfully parenting your baby with special needs : early intervention for ages birth to three. / Hanlon, Grace M. -- Fair Haven, NJ: Edvantage, 1999. 1 videocassette (55 mins)

An American video that discusses the benefits of early intervention for children with disabilities. The role of different therapists is discussed and parents talk about their reaction to diagnosis and the ways that family and friends can help. The role of grandparents and siblings is also discussed.

CC 305.231 SUC [P09746]










Toddlers A to Z / Linke, Pam Ed. / CHILD AND YOUTH HEALTH. -- Adelaide: Child and Youth Health, 1997. 53 p.

A starting point for parents of toddlers between one and three years of age on child development and learning. Topics are in alphabetical order, offering practical suggestions for overcoming problems on a wide range of subjects from behaviour management, health, socialising, toileting and sleep.

CC 305.231 TOD [P10980]








Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 1 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12927]










Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 2 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12928]










Vocabulary builder flashcards. Volume 3 / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 23 Flashcards

These laminated flashcards are designed to be used interactively with an infant or toddler to make a fun launching pad for one-on-one interaction with your child. Each word is presented with photographic images and each card includes suggested questions and teaching tips for parents to use with their children. They also include an American Sign Language translation for each word featured.

CC 305.231 VOC [P12929]










When babies read : a practical guide to help young children with Hyperlexia, Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism / Jensen, Audra. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 189 p.

Describes the challenges and joys of raising a child with hyperlexia and autism. Hyperlexia is a disorder in which the ability to read at an early age is combined with the below average ability to understand the spoken language. Explains the importance of early diagnosis and the implementation of effective teaching strategies to help the child reach their full developmental potential. Guidelines on teaching babies to read, socialisation, entering the school system, behaviour therapy and language therapy give parents, teachers and professionals the opportunity to customise a unique program for their child.

SC / AUT JEN [P11053]








You make the difference in helping your child to learn / Manolson, Ayala; Ward, Barb; Dodington, Nancy. -- Toronto, Ont.: Hanen Centre, 1995. 89p

An attractive illustrated guide to parenting young children. It illustrates positive ways to interact with children in everyday situations and makes suggestions for dealing with difficult times.

CC 305.23 MAN [P09828]