How can you make sure that your child gets what he or she needs in those critical first few years of life? For parents looking for gentle guidance-user friendly ideas for maximizing their child's development, tips for developing a strong parent-child relationship, and ways to ensure strong cognitive, social, and emotional success-this book is for you! Above all, this book will teach you how to maximize your time with your young child-whether you are a working or stay-at-home parent-so that they get the best of you during the time you have to give! Making Kid Time Count For Ages 0-3 is research-based and parent tested-highlighting the 4 key elements that are behind any successful parent-child relationship: Time, Connection, Interaction, and Play. More importantly, this book offers a combination of current research findings and hands-on, easy together time activities-designed for today's busy parents and their young children.
Sarahlynne Davis, EdM, is an experienced educator who has taught in public, private, and charter schools. She has had the privilege of writing curriculum, teaching, and mentoring at a variety of levels, from kindergarten through eighth grade. Her specialties include literacy and writing skills, especially with students who struggle with conceptual understanding of reading strategies. She has been trained in research-based, systematic reading programs. Her formal education includes a master of education in literacy from the University of San Diego, a language arts teaching credential from Indiana Wesleyan University, literacy training at the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, and a bachelor s degree in English and government from Skidmore College. She is currently pursuing a doctorate of education at Texas A&M University. A passionate parenting guru, Sarahlynne has written for Z-Life magazine, Shine, Yahoo!, and a variety of online publications. She is also a co-creator of merelymothers.com, a website that encourages conversation about all aspects of motherhood, from philosophies to fashion. Sarahlynne lives in Virginia with her husband and two young children, who were the inspiration for this book!