Wednesday, July 4

My Baby Compass -Review/Giveaway-

Baby Showers shouldn't just be about all the cute little clothes and toys...lets talk about the babies education.  Education is important...from the day the baby is born it is learning new things, why not incorporate My Baby Compass into the daily routine.  

My Baby Compass was created by Kathryn Thorson Gruhn who has 35 years of child development experience. She is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), holding both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech and Language Pathology. She gained her clinical expertise by working with children as well as adults with a full spectrum of communication disorders.

One of Kathryn’s most rewarding experiences was working for United Cerebral Palsy in an inclusive child development center which was composed equally of children with normal development and those with delayed development. She provided therapy in the classroom and facilitated educational, nurturing relationships between parents and their children, which inspired her ideas for My Baby Compass.

We used to use a similar program in the infant & toddler rooms back when i worked in child care...knowing that i can offer my children the same curriculum the preschools offer is HUGE!  Her down-to-earth, approachable style makes this program accessible for all parents and caregivers.

My Baby Compass:  Birth to Two Years
My Baby Compass

The My Baby Compass checklists are specifically formulated to enable you to quickly and easily detect any delays as your child grows.

The checklists are designed to identify milestones, which are skills, behaviors and physical developments that commonly occur in certain age ranges.

The book  is full of simple, practical information and activities that will complement your own intuition.

The milestones on the checklists are based on statistics, and while 90% of children will fall into this range, your child may be only a few days away from meeting a particular milestone.  This Book Includes:
  • feeding
  • routines
  • how babies learn
  • developing speech sounds
  • understanding baby’s cries
  • vocabulary development
  • appropriate toys & activities
  • nursery rhymes
  • finger plays
  • music selections
  • recommended web sites
  • using sign language (144 sign illustrations)
  • parenting resources
My Baby Compass:  Two to Four Years
There is a separate checklists for each age group, which identifies the following milestones.

Baby Talks (Speech)
Baby Hears (Hearing)
Baby Understands (Cognitive / Reasoning)
Baby Moves (Physical)
Baby Feels (Social / Emotional)

My Baby Compass also includes recommended Toys and Playtime activities for each age group.  Toys and activities will keep your child moving forward and lead him to the next level of development.

My Thoughts:

I think these curriculum books are truly fabulous!!  They are very well put together and very practical!  The wording is clear and concise and each of the activities are easy to understand and adhere to.

I absolutely loved the sign language charts that are included in each book!  My husband and I are practicing ourselves, so many words to learn and the kids love learning it. 

I recently had some friends over that still works in preschool, and she agreed  that the sign language charts were GREAT and they also enjoyed the songs easy to follow curriculum.  I love the vocabulary charts, did you know that there were certain words a young child should hear more than others?

Located at the back of each book are handy pull out reference check lists which are broken down into smaller age periods!  You won't be disappointed if you invested in these books...

There is truly a lot of knowledge within these pages that any parent would want to know!  Information such as Screening and Support in which it relates all that there is to know just in case you feel as if your baby isn't developing as it should.  There are speech screening; hearing screening; emotional screening just to name a few of the topics that have in-depth material shared.

You can purchase My Baby Compass on their site

One Lucky winner will receive My Baby Compass Birth-2yrsThis giveaway is open to residents in US; 18+. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm before a forfeit is assumed. Giveaway will runs July 4, 2012 @ 12:01AM - July 18, 2012 @ 11:59PM (EST).

Disclosure: I received a product(s) for review purposes only, however I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. My Baby Compass has not influenced the editorial nature of this post, and No other compensation was received. Please see our disclosure policy for more information.

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