Un baile con tu bebe: Una guia para el cuidado y desarollo del infante - es tambien un libro de recuerdos! [Spanish] [A Dance with Your Baby: A Guide to Infant Caring and Development, A Memory Book Too!]

Linda K. Elliot, Gail Breakey, Linda Fox

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This booklet for Spanish-speaking parents of newborns provides parenting strategies for the following: (a) trust building, (b) feeding infants,(c) infant sleeping, (d) holding and touching babies, (e) visual stimulation of babies, (f) talking to babies, (g) crying and consoling; (h) playing with baby, (i) providing basic care, (j) emotional responses, and (k) supporting a baby's development. Information is provided on the development of baby hand skills, and safety tips for newborns. The booklet closes with blank forms for parents to record the progress of their babies. Material is presented in Spanish.
 

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Linda K. Elliot, Gail Breakey, Linda Fox. Un baile con tu bebe: Una guia para el cuidado y desarollo del infante - es tambien un libro de recuerdos! [Spanish] [A Dance with Your Baby: A Guide to Infant Caring and Development, A Memory Book Too!] (1996). Great Kids, Inc.: San Angelo, TX. (40 pages).

Language: Spanish

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Great Kids, Inc.
3222 Shadyhill Drive
San Angelo, TX
76904

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 original version of this booklet was written primarily for families of infants who were at risk for poor outcomes.

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).

It has been extensively used by early intervention personnel as part of a Home Visitation program . 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 diversty in the community served. The paraprofessionals who visited the homes with the developers provided invaluable insight into the needs of the families and their beliefs about child care and development. The ethnicities of the paraprofessionlas were the following: 1- Micronesian, 1-Latino, 1-Half Chinese and Caucasian, 1- Caucasian, 1- Japanese American, 1-Local Mixed. 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. It is not known specifically how the Spanish edition is being used and if it has been evaluated. 

Product Dissemination:

The Spanish edition was originally translated in Alexandria, Virginia due to the need in the community. No information on other Latino communities or states in the U.S. using the Spanish edition was available.

As of 1998, approximately 300,000 copies in both Spanish and English had been distributed and sold between Canada, the Philipines, and the U.S.


 

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