Category Archives: Babies

Bi-Lingual Toddlers: Encouraging Language Development

I am continually amazed at the ability of babies and toddlers to absorb a second or third language. I shouldn’t be surprised since I share the facts with parents and best ways to expose their child to a second language. … Continue reading

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Great Books for Your Baby

At around 3 months of age, babies can see most colors and are interested in looking at a book just like a toy. Bright colors against a contrasting background (especially white) attract their attention. Throw in a good dose of … Continue reading

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How To Read to Your Baby

I spoke to a wonderful group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital today, whose babies were between 6 weeks and 3 months. When I asked them if they were reading to their babies, all but one mom (slightly guilt-ridden, but … Continue reading

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Baby Sign Language

Today when I was talking to a group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital, the topic of baby sign language came up–what did I think about it? Usually when I speak to a group, several moms are interested in teaching … Continue reading

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Toy Review: “Tiny Love Activity Ball” by Tiny Love

Give this lovable guy a push and he gladly rocks and rolls just out of reach so your baby chases after him, exploring and discovering his wobbly gait. Each nudge brings on one of 5 entertaining sounds to make your … Continue reading

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New Autism Screening Guidelines

I got a call yesterday from a mom who was interested in my reaction to the news release by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending that pediatricians screen children for signs of autism at 18 and 24 months at well-visit … Continue reading

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Is It Okay If Our Son Doesn’t Watch TV?

As you can imagine, I get all kinds of questions when I have “play on words” sessions with moms and dads. Is it okay if she watches TV? Is it okay if she doesn’t watch TV? Last week, I had … Continue reading

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Good Boy Books For Toddlers

This morning after I finished working with a two-year-old delayed in language, his mom wanted to show me a new toy she had gotten. It was a series of pictures of vehicles on a ring—a train, van, bus etc. She … Continue reading

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Reading Tactics for Babies

Today I spoke to the new mothers’ group at Greenwich Hospital. The babies ranged from six weeks old to four and a half months. As usual, I asked how reading was going with their babies. I got the usual questions … Continue reading

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Bringing Up Bilingual Babies

I just had a “play on words” session with one-year-old Katerina who was saying, “Queso?” for “Que es esto?” (What is this? in Spanish). Katerina’s mom is like so many new parents who want to raise their children bilingual, and … Continue reading

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