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Babies [microform] : Responding Appropriately to Infants / Marilyn Fleer and Pam Linke
Bib ID 5670084
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Fleer, Marilyn
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
25 p. 
ISBN 9781875890392
ISSN 1440-5148 

This issue of the Australian Early Childhood Association Research in Practice Series discusses how educators can observe and respond appropriately to the infants in their care. The booklet examines the two major opportunities for early childhood educators that have been shown to influence outcomes for infants: (1) the opportunity to help infants make sense of their world; and (2) the opportunity to provide an emotionally sustaining environment to enable them to make the most of their learning capabilities. The booklet discusses using infant care tasks such as diaper changing and dressing to support development and features a range of interactional games for infants from birth to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 12 months. The booklet further describes relationship-building activities involving responsive communication, including imitation and turn taking, and considers the development of attachment relationships. The booklet also discusses cross-cultural issues. (Contains 13 references and resources.) (KB)


Availability: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, ACT 2602, Australia ($9.95 Australian dollars). Tel: 02-6241-6900; Fax: 02-6241-5547; e-mail:; Web site: http://www/

ERIC Note: Theme issue. Published quarterly.



AECA Research in Practice Series, v6 n2 1999.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attachment Behavior.  |  Caregiver Child Relationship.  |  Day Care.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Infant Care.  |  Infants.  |  Learning Activities.  |  Teacher Behavior.  |  Australia Caregiver Behavior
Form/genre Collected Works, Serials.  |  Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Linke, Pam, author  |  Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson
Available From ERIC 


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