Category Archives: Babies

Cutting Down the Christmas Tree and Fun at Stepping Stones Museum

As I mentioned yesterday, my week is planned around 2 1/2 year-old Caroline–who is really quite easily entertained. The neighbor’s swing set, running through the Christmas tree lot, or filling up a stationary box with trinkets satisfy her without my … Continue reading

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New O Lulla Store for Babies in Southport, CT

As part of my posts about local visits over the holiday, I want to share a darling store that I happened upon in Southport, Connecticut. Local designer, Naz Kocturk, opened “O Lulla,” specializing in decorating nursery rooms and play areas. … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Baby to Read?

I’ve been to several homes, ironically to work with a 2 year-old delayed in talking, and found that the parents had the complete package of flashcards and videos for “Teach Your Baby to Read.” There were pictures of zoo animals … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Baby, Toys

Parents often ask me for a list of great baby or kid toys for birthdays or holiday gift giving. I am working on my “Best Language Toys, Games and Books Award” to be announced soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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“Pirate Play Set” by Yookidoo

Ahoy mateys! The pirates have invaded the crib with Yookidoo’s newest addition to baby’s fun. Little one’s hands fit easily around the circular base of the teether rattle making it accessible for exploration. Multiple rings, a crinkle scarf, shiney tie, … Continue reading

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“Henrietta The Pull Along Hen” by I Play

It’s hard to find toys for one to one and a half year-olds that keep their interest and teach them something too!  Your chicks will find this hen and her babies a fascinating delight as they pull mama, “Henrietta,” along … Continue reading

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Baby Hears First Sounds After Cochlear Inplant

Maybe I am a little sensitive to stories about triumphs with babies since I am visiting my latest newborn grandchild. I am always amazed at God’s creation in such a tiny form and the love you feel for them instantly. … Continue reading

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“Baby Blessings,” By Michael Jordan’s Mom

I always look at the display of brand new books at our public library when I go. Today I was attracted to Baby Blessings, A Prayer for the Day You Were Born, by Deloris Jordan. It is a precious story … Continue reading

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“Animal Den” Play Ball by HABA

Grab on to this ball of fun and discover the animals nestled in their dens. Each of the six animals–crinkle pig, squeaky chick or smiling lion–can be pulled out of hiding on their stretchy strings, only to snap back inside … Continue reading

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“Hug-a-Puzzle” by Alex Jr. Toys

Alex toys is pretty new at baby toddler toys, introducing Alex Jr. in 2008, but they have positioned themselves as a leader in launching innovative infant toys, in a market that seems flooded with just one more stacking toy. “Hug-a-Puzzle” … Continue reading

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