Category Archives: Babies

Saving Money on Fun Toys

With the current economic situation, I perk up to clever ways for moms and dads to get toys or creative play items for less.  Over the weekend we ate dinner at 4 year-old Piper and 2 year-old Sam’s house (with … Continue reading

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“Little Boy” by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds

  Do you know someone expecting a Little Boy and need the perfect  gift? Here it is–the best preparation for Mom and Dad to get ready for a blue bundle of energy. Through simple rhymes–“Little boy, so much depends on…a … Continue reading

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Questions From New Moms and Dads About Their Babies, Books and Language

I just talked to a group of new moms and dads at Greenwich Hospital. I love it when dads come and we actually had three! Here were some of their questions: My husband and I are speaking different languages to … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Great Educational Toys

  With the current financial crisis going on, everyone is talking about how to save money. I was watching a Target  commercial the other night, and they were advertising hair clippers to do your own kids’ haircuts etc. I wanted … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Diagnosed Autism in this Mom’s Child

I came across a video of a mom’s experience in coming to grip with her child’s diagnosis of autism. I thought it might be helpful to other parents as they face the possibility of their child having autism. On the … Continue reading

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Wait for Your Baby to Answer You, Pausing Brings Rewards

I have had several “extended stays” with babies lately. Much to my joy I have had grand babies and grand nieces visiting. I am reminded to take my own advice when stimulating a baby’s language. We know it is important … Continue reading

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Carefully Evaluate the Technology in Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Recently I have been challenged to think about the role technology plays in children’s toys, specifically for the baby and toddler set. I raised three boys in the video/computer age and saw how captivating these venues are to kids and … Continue reading

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Rock Music Lullaby Puts Babies to Sleep

When I visit babies in their homes, I always learn what “works” for different babies and families. Four-month-old Caroline’s parents picked up on their friends’ recommendation of playing lullabies fashioned to rock music to put her to sleep. It worked … Continue reading

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Toddlers and Preschool Children are Listening to Your Language

I love to have my “play on words” sessions with moms and dads of typically developing children because I pick up so many funny but poignant stories. Yesterday I met with Jack and his mom and dad. Dad is high … Continue reading

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Babies Talk More to Faces

Don’t we all like to talk to someone that is looking at us and not absorbed in some other activity? Well, babies are no different. They love it when we look right at them, repeat what they are saying and … Continue reading

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