Kathy Charner has been with Gryphon House for over 15 years and has served as Editor-in-Chief. She is the editor of several books including "The GIANT Series" and the "Learn Every Day" series.
"A superb resource especially for teachers, daycare providers, and babysitters." - The Midwest Book Review The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: For Children Birth to 3 is a compilation of activities written by teachers, for teachers, yet also useful as a tool for parents looking to spend quality educational time with their young children. Activities range from fine and gross motor practice, to fingerplays and rhymes, to fun with science, language and literacy enhancement, social-emotional training, and much more. Some activities require inexpensive materials; each lists the age group (Infants, younger toddlers, infants and toddlers, or older toddlers) appropriate for the activity, followed by straightforward step-by-step instructions. A superb resource especially for teachers, daycare providers, and babysitters. A sample activity is Eye Follow-Ups for infants; the materials are any bright-colored objects, and the steps are "1. Place a brightly colored object, such as a yellow block, in front of an infant's eyes. 2. Slowly move it to the left, then to the right, to let the infant's eyes follow it. Do it for only a few seconds." - Midwest Book Reviews