LearningGames Birth – 12 Months - Educational Resources

LearningGames Birth – 12 Months

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What had been previously thought of as ‘only child’s play’ turns out to be very important. Children who learn and explore in infancy and early childhood start kindergarten and school with a desire to learn. Opportunities to learn and play go hand-in-hand, and these learning opportunities for very young children happen best through playful, game-like activity.

Developed by world-leading early childhood development expert Professor Joseph Sparling, LearningGames® Birth–12 Months has 34 individualised experiences and educational games that transform the fundamentals of early childhood development into easy-to-use activities.


Key features:

  • simple, engaging games for infants up to 12 months that contain deep meaning and significance for a child’s development
  • designed to fit into everyday activities such as changing nappies or clothes, bottle or breast feeding, mealtimes, washing hands, playing, getting reading for bed or naptime, and going outdoors
  • creates focused and effective adult-child interactions
  • provides handy activity checklists, development explanations and extension activities
  • designed to be used easily by parents, family members and educators
  • can be used in many settings such as home, kindergartens, day care centres, childcare centres and community groups.


Activities and games assist with:

  • social-emotional development
  • cognitive development
  • physical development
  • language and literacy development
  • practical activities and exercises.


It is a must for:

  • parents
  • teachers and educators
  • infant and toddler community groups
  • family members.


LearningGames® reflects a comprehensive developmental perspective and is compatible with Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework.


 Book specifications:

  • full colour
  • 78 pages
  • size 215mm x 295mm x 10mm


Author: Joseph Sparling and Isabelle Lewis

Published by: Australian Scholarships Group Friendly Society Limited

ISBN: 1-921674-00-8

Barcode: 9781921674006

Published: 2008


About the author

Joseph Sparling, Ph.D., is an honorary professorial fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne (Australia). He is also a senior scientist emeritus at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina. Professor Sparling’s 50-year career has been focused on bringing educational opportunities to disadvantaged families with children from birth through age five. In 1971 Professor Sparling developed the early educational program known as the Abecedarian Approach with Professor Craig Ramey–one of the few evidence-based, proven programs that integrates basic principles of human learning and development into an effective approach to early childhood education. Currently, Professor Sparling is a Director of the 3A (Abecedarian Approach Australia) Project that provides professional development for Aboriginal child and family services to assist them in implementing the Abecedarian Approach.

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