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The Laughing Baby

The science of happy babies

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

The Laughing Baby is a popular science book about baby psychology. Long before babies can talk, they communicate their experience of the world through laughter and tears. Until now, however, psychologists and parenting experts have largely focused on moments of stress and confusion. Developmental psychologist Caspar Addyman decided to change that.

For nearly a decade Caspar has run the Baby Laughter project, collecting data, videos and stories from parents all over the world. He has learned that laughter and smiles – crucial to reinvigorate the weariest of parents – are of central importance at the start of life. They define our cognitive and emotional development and provide a fascinating window into what babies are learning.

Moving chronologically through the first two years of infancy, The Laughing Baby explores the origin story for our incredible abilities, and how understanding them is key to understanding ourselves.

The Laughing Baby is published by Unbound.

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Babies Laugh At Tickles

Published 6 June 2024

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

Illustrated by Ania Simeone

Play along together and get little ones giggling with Babies Laugh at Tickles, a joyful board book with a giant sound button and an interactive tickle game.

Babies will love joining in with the story, as you are prompted to tickle them from their toes . . . to their nose! While the giant sound button, featuring the No 1 sound to make babies laugh – a giggle! – will stimulate the senses and develop motor skills.

Written by Dr. Caspar Addyman, a leading expert in what makes babies laugh, with adorable illustrations of smiling babies from Ania Simeone.

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Babies Laugh All Day Long

Published 18 January 2024

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

Illustrated by Ania Simeone

Get little ones giggling with Babies Laugh All Day Long – a joyful board book with a soft squeaker button, perfect for little hands to press!

Written by Dr. Caspar Addyman, a leading expert in what makes babies laugh, Babies Laugh All Day Long has been scientifically developed to help babies and carers bond through reading and laughter.

With bouncy read-aloud words and adorable illustrations of laughing, smiling babies by Ania Simeone, little ones will love going through the five familiar daily moments together – nappy time, dinner time, play time and bath time, ending with a cosy bedtime scene!

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Babies Laugh at Everything

A picture book with laughter sound effects.

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

Illustrated by Ania Simeone

Babies Laugh at Everything is scientifically developed to help babies and their carers bond through reading and laughter. Written by Dr. Caspar Addyman, a leading expert in what makes babies laugh, this book is packed with noises that are scientifically shown to be funny for babies, from WOOF to ATCHOO!

 

Babies can refine their motor skills by pressing the on-the-page sound buttons, and the mirror ending is perfect for stimulating baby senses. You could even try propping up the book for tummy time.

 

With bright and engaging illustrations by Ania Simeone, this joyful book is brimming with relatable scenes of family life in every shape and size – from funny mummies and happy daddies to silly siblings and giggly grannies! – and the bouncy rhyme is full of repetition to help with early language acquisition.

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Babies Laugh at Peekaboo

Play along with grab-and-giggle pages and a mirror.

Written by Dr Caspar Addyman

Illustrated by Ania Simeone

Synopsis

“Babies who laugh more, learn more.” Dr. Caspar Addyman

Babies Laugh at Peekaboo is sure to get babies giggling! Written by Dr. Caspar Addyman, a leading expert in what makes babies laugh, this adorable book brings the game of Peekaboo to life with grab-and-pull pages and a shiny mirror. Dr Caspar’s research shows that playing Peekaboo is the best way to make a baby laugh, and this book is scientifically developed to help babies and carers bond through reading and laughter. Babies will love opening the pages to reveal smiling, giggling and laughing baby faces, beautifully illustrated by Ania Simeone. The shiny mirror at the back of the book is perfect for entertaining babies up to 18 months old – you could even try propping the book up for tummy time.

Reviews

Your little ones will gurgle and giggle along with this fun, interactive book as they grab and slide open the interactive pages to play peekaboo to find the baby within the gorgeously illustrated sturdy pages of this board book.

Mini Travellers

This thick sturdy board book is perfect for little hands to handle, and with is vibrant illustrations, it would be great to keep babies engaged during tummy time.

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