Day 3: Baby Smarts – Gift For Soon To Be Parents

CONTESTS, PARENTING, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS | | June 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm


CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Cynthia C !!!

Baby Smarts by Jackie Silberg is a book about developmental baby games. It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents as they wait for the arrival of their baby. These stimulating games would be well received by both mommy and daddy (and the baby). Babies are so cute that parents can play with them all day. However, Baby Smarts can help you understand the baby’s growth and developmental stage and you can easily pick the next sets of game to play with your baby.

Here is a game Under the Blanket (9-12 month olds).

  • This game develops your baby’s observation skills, demonstrates the concept of “under,” and enhances your baby’s ability to follow directions.
  • Let your baby watch as you hide a small toy under a pillow.
  • After you hide the toy, ask her to find it.
  • If she does not understand, ask her again and show her that the toy is under the pillow.
  • Tell her that you are now going to hide the toy under the blanket.
  • Keep hiding the toy in different places that are “under” something.

Mommy Niri gifted her copy of the book to Katin – a soon to be mommy. Mommy Niri readers can get a copy of the book by winning this book contest.

How to enter the contest?

The contest closes on the Monday, 6th of July. The winner will be chosen by

Leave a comment about your ideas on baby games (”count me in” type comments will not count). Make sure that you entered the correct contact details. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest:

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    Cynthia C says:

    I recommend every parent read Jean Piaget’s books on child development. They give a lot of insight and help parents understand the importance of play.

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    marge mckoen says:

    sounds like a great book for parents and granparents

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    Sylvia says:

    I think its a really good idea to start teaching children at a very young age. Its been proven that playing games like these will help them at an older age.

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    Sylvia says:

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    Sylvia says:

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    Annmarie W. says:

    This book sounds wonderful, and would be perfect for my sister in law with her newborn. Baby Games are so important for a child’s development and installs certain concepts early to further intelligence!

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    Annmarie W. says:

    I’m a Facebook fan! (Annmarie DiPasqua Weeks)

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    Annmarie W. says:

    I follow your blog!

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    Annmarie W. says:

    I subscribe!

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    Annmarie W. says:

    I follow on twitter! (amweeks)

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    Bambi says:

    We plan on playing baby games as early as possible – good dexterity is essential for when we start to teach baby signing!

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    Stephanie says:

    I don’t have kids so I don’t have any cool ideas to add (I’d like this for a friend). I do know that talking to you baby is so important for langauge development. I teach primary grades and I can tell which students have parents that don’t talk to them very much.

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    Christine says:

    Playing games with babies and kids is really important…it is how they learn! This would make a great gift for my sister who is expecting her first child. Thanks for the chance!

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    Christine says:

    I am a facebook fan (christine wember) thanks!

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    Christine says:

    I follow the facebook blog. thanks!

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    Christine says:

    I am an email subscriber. Thanks!

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    Christine says:

    I follow on twitter – username is justicecw. Thanks!

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    I think learning sign language could be turned into a game.

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    Elizabeth N. says:

    I am out of the loop on baby games – since we don’t have a child yet. I know games are so important to help with development of skills – motor, speech, thinking, etc. My sister is about to have her first child, and I know this book would me a lot to her!

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    sandra says:

    what a great idea. it’s more fun to learn through game play

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    israel y says:

    I think baby games are so important and would love to read this book to learn some great games

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    Marianna says:

    I’ve never heard of baby games other than simple things like pattycake, etc. This is all new to me!

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    Marianna says:

    I follow on twitter @mannabsn

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    gloria says:

    Babies learn from early on and baby games sounds very interesting! I would be excited to learn more!

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    gloria says:


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    Sarah C says:

    I’m a first time mom, so I don’t know much, but I find that making eye contact is huge, and my daughter can tell if I’m only half-heartedly engaging with her. So fully commit!

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    Gabriel J. says:

    Great book for my son, great contest!

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    We like playing the game of shapes!

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    kathy pease says:

    i think games are a great way to start babies out in learning and stimulating their little brains :)

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    kathy pease says:

    fan on facebook KathyLPease

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    kathy pease says:

    following on twitter klp1965