As a parent, you are your baby’s first teacher. Swiss philosopher, Dr. Jean Piaget, upon whose theories many of the foundations of Early Childhood education have been built, once said, “Young children are explorers and it is the job of the adults around them to provide the experiences and materials to stimulate their development.” Parents … Read more about 7 Homemade Toys for Baby
Memorizing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” may not make the cut as preeminent advice in most parenting columns, but it turns out there are more than just sentimental reasons to weave “Itsy Bitsy Spider” into your child’s web of experiences. Recent cognitive neuroscience findings support the use of nursery rhymes to enhance young minds, according to Betsy … Read more about Can Nursery Rhymes Make Baby Smarter?
If someone told you that you hold the key to unlocking your baby’s academic potential, improving the probability that she will stay in school, increasing her lifespan, nurturing her emotional development and self esteem, and stimulating her imagination, wouldn’t you respond by asking, “How?” How can these goals be accomplished? The object that enables you … Read more about The ABCs of Reading to Baby: Reading Aloud
Zachary and Margo went on their first dates before they were six weeks old; one-year-old Mike started walking and dating at about the same time; and Chance and Campbell (my twin boys) didn’t date until they were almost two. Play dates may be all the rage (you didn’t think these kids were really dating, did you?), but … Read more about The Dating Game: Is Your Child Ready for Play Dates?
Ready to play, Mama? Finding ways to play with your baby doesn’t require a trip to the toy store. Here are 10 baby games and fun activities you and your baby can do together—and each one is sure to bring smiles to both your faces. 1. Hair Impressions Is bath time becoming a bore? Use the suds … Read more about 10 Ways to Play with Baby