Category Archives: Books

More Fun with Dr. Seuss

In response to my post on Dr. Seuss, I got a note with some interesting facts for Dr. Seuss lovers. Do you know what book of his was the result of a bet with his publisher that he couldn’t write … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss Makes Me Laugh Over Language

I love my local library and tend to visit the children’s section about once and week. I check out the new books section to see what is hot off the press and then my other strategy is to peruse the … Continue reading

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No More Pacifier! Help is on the Way

Okay, you’ve seen Nanny 911 where she packs up the pacifiers and waits for the “Paci Fairy” to sneak in at night, take them away and leave some goodies in return. Or maybe you’ve tried wrapping up the pacifiers and … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day Books

As we honor dads on Father’s Day, you might want to give Dad a book to share with your child. Here are my picks: • Daddy and Me by Karen Katz: This lift-a-flap book emphasizes prepositions—in, under, and behind—while building … Continue reading

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A Great Resource for Parents: Parents’ Choice Newsletter

As parents we are always looking for helpful sites on the internet to make our job easier. I have mentioned before that the Parents’ Choice Foundation site has interesting articles, and reviews of award-winning toys, games, books and media selections … Continue reading

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Book Review: A First Guide to Baby Signing by Amazing Baby

  When I was at the International Toy Fair in New York City in February, I stopped in at Dolphin Books and was introduced to their new book on baby signs,  A First Guide to Baby Signing. I was impressed because it … Continue reading

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A New Resource for Teaching Baby Sign Language

  When I was at the International Toy Fair in New York City in February, I stopped in at Dolphin Books and was introduced to their new book on baby signs,  A First Guide to Baby Signing. I was impressed because it … Continue reading

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Lessons from an 18 Month-Old Toddler

You don’t always need toys: Okay it is embarrassing to admit this as a toy expert, but I was reminded of how little kids need to have fun. Our assignment after Ben was born, was to occupy Will, 18 months, … 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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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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