Nhng Buc Du Tin Vi Con Cua Ban [Vietnamese] [A Dance with Your Baby: A Guide to Infant Care Giving and Development-A Memory Book Too!]

Soan Gia, Linda K. Elliot, Gail Breakey, Linda Fox

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Summary:

This handbook is designed to provide Vietnamese-speaking parents of newborns with basic background information on how to care for infants and foster their development. Topics addressed include trust building, breastfeeding, infant sleep patterns, holding and touching the baby, consoling a crying baby, providing the baby with visual and verbal stimuli, playing with the baby, and providing other basic care. The emotional and social needs of the baby are highlighted, and milestones of early child development are described and illustrated. The last pages of the book are designed for use as a memory book,with spaces provided for recording details of the birth, major "firsts" in the baby's life, the baby's favorite things, and photos. Safety tips for newborns are also included. 

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Bibliographic Information:

Soan Gia, Linda K. Elliot, Gail Breakey, Linda Fox. Nhng Buc Du Tin Vi Con Cua Ban [Vietnamese] [A Dance with Your Baby: A Guide to Infant Care Giving and Development-A Memory Book Too!] (1992). Great Kids, Inc.: San Angelo, TX. (44 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: Vietnamese Community of Orange County, Inc.

Language: Vietnamese

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Availability:

(The Vietnames version of Dance with Your Baby (now titled Growing Great Babies) is not currently available from Great Kids Inc. The CLAS Institute hopes to have this material online by soon )

Great Kids, Inc.
3222 Shadyhill Drive
San Angelo, TX
76903

Phone: (800) 906-5581
Fax: (915) 224-4417

Email: info@greatkidsinc.org
URL: http://www.greatkidsinc.org

Languages Available: English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

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Intended User Audience:

This booklet was written primarily for families of infants who were at risk for developmental delays.

The English version was written for a multiethnic and multilingual population residing in Honolulu, Hawaii who is proficient in English (Approximately 3% Native Hawaiian, 20% Japanese, 20% Caucasian, 40% Local Mixed, 17% other)

Early intervention personnel as part of a home visitation program have extensively used it. It has also been used abroad for faculty trainings and in university settings for instructional purposes.
 

Product Development:

Information provided in this booklet is based on the needs of families served through the early intervention home visitation program of the Hawaii Family Support Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Family members, early intervention service delivery personnel, and administrators participated in the development of this material. In general, family participants and personnel working with the families were representative of the ethnic and linguistic diversity in the community served. The developers are currently in the process of revising both the English and Spanish editions. 

Product Evaluation:

The English version was evaluated by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse based in Chicago, IL and used as part of its Healthy Families, Healthy Start America Program. It has been field tested with the families served through the early intervention home visitation program of the Hawaii Family Support Center. 

Product Dissemination:

As of 1998, approximately 300,000 copies in both Spanish and English had been distributed and sold in Canada, the Philippines, and the U.S.
500 families in Manila have used the Tagalog version; 300-400 families have used the Vietnamese version.
 

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