Category Archives: Babies

Two Babies, Doubly Blessed!

  Joy of joys! I have become a grandmother twice in the last 3 days! We had the privilege of being awakened at 2 AM to hear that our daughter-in-law, Katie was going into labor 3 weeks early! After an … Continue reading

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Shopping List of Educational Toys for Parents and Therapists

When I speak to a group of new moms, I often ask how I can be most helpful to them. Recently one mom said, give us a shopping list of good toys and books for developing language. As you know … Continue reading

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Do Babies Need Flashcards To Learn Language?

Whenever I speak to a group of new moms, I learn what is on their mind. Yesterday I talked to a delightful group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital and some of the same questions came up like how to … Continue reading

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6 Months Old: Best Developmental Toys and Books to Encourage Language

Get the Flash Player to see this content. At six months of age, your baby can understand a few words she hears frequently, is babbling to herself and others, experimenting with her mouth and vocal system much to her delight! … Continue reading

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3 Months Old: Best Developmental Toys and Books to Encourage Language

Get the Flash Player to see this content. At three months of age, your baby shows excitement when a toy or book is placed in front of her. Now she can move her eye muscles to examine things of interest, … Continue reading

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A Stimulating Mobile for Baby

When I visit homes, I always ask the mom and dad what toys and books their baby likes. At my last visit, I noticed a mobile on the floor, outside of the crib. Mom said her little boy loved his … Continue reading

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Raising Your Child’s Reading Level

“Are you always supposed to read at their level?” This was a question posed by a wonderful mom I met yesterday for a “play on words” session with her 5 month-old. Her little John is an interested listener when mom … Continue reading

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Resources for Great Boy and Girl Books to Build Language

Each time I visit my local library I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot! My first stop is the children’s library and their selection of new books. I have found several wonderful stories there. Then I move to the picture … Continue reading

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Pacifier Giveaway?

Parents of different aged children ask my advice about when to dump the beloved “binkie.” The latest inquiry came last week from a mom of a 3 month-old. I was having a “play on words” session with her and she … Continue reading

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Seeking Great Language Enhancing Toys at the International Toy Fair in NYC

Wow, did I have a stimulating time at the International Toy Fair in New York City this week! I was surrounded by the energy of inventive, creative people introducing the latest in children’s toys, games, books and media. I had … Continue reading

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