Touch by Tiffany Field
The first sensory input in life comes from the sense of touch while a baby is still in the womb, and touch continues to be the primary means of leaerning about the world throughout infancy, well into childhood. Touch is critical for childrn’s growth, development, and health, as well as for adults’ physical and mental well-being. Dr. Tiffany Field begins this accessible book with an overview of the sociology and antrhopology of touching and the basic psychophysical properties of touch. Here is a book that affirms the value of touch as the essential medium through which we can communicate and bodn with our babies.