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Understanding Your Baby: A parent's guide to early child development

Kyra Karmiloff, Annette Karmiloff-Smith

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Prose: non-fiction, Pregnancy, birth & baby care

The parent's essential guide to early child development.

Babies arrive in the world already equipped with many skills, reflexes and instincts that help them adapt to and influence their environment as well as the people who fill it. The mother-and-daughter team of Kyra Karmiloff, a research psychologist, and Dr Annette Karmiloff-Smith, a professorial research fellow at the Developmental Neurocognition Lab at Birkbeck College, University of London, 'translate' the latest scientific findings on infant behaviour, the development of gross and fine motor skills and intelligence, and how infants produce language and experience the social world, as well as offering helpful tips and suggestions about how parents can positively influence their child's journey towards independence.

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Kyra Karmiloff

Kyra Karmiloff (Author)
Kyra Karmiloff, MsC, a research psychologist, has been the main editor and writer for Pampers.com parenting website. Dr Annette Karmiloff-Smith PhD is a professorial research fellow at the Developmental Neurocognition Lab at Birkbeck, University of London. Together they have created a number of works on infant development.

Annette Karmiloff-Smith (Author)
Dr Annette Karmiloff-Smith PhD, is Professor of Psychology at University College, London. She is Senior Research Scientist at the Medical Research Council's Cognitive Development Unit in London, researching various aspects of infant and child development. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes, and acted as scientific consultant to the award-winning television series Baby It's You, for which, in collaboration with her daughter, Kyra Karmiloff, she wrote the accompanying best selling book. Other publications include A Functional Approach to Child Language (CUP), Beyond Modularity: A Developmental Perspective on Cognitive Science (MIT Press)

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