Please don’t kiss my baby. You may have seen this campaign on social media lately or even seen a cute sign on the handle of a baby stroller or car seat. Some people may even roll their eyes at this request but there is merit to it. Some may know that I gave birth to […]
Top 10 Toys for Infants and Young Children
In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, here is a top 10 list for Infants and Young Children from the blog of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), found here. Here’s My Top 10 Toy Ideas for Infants! 1. Measuring cups and spoons to shake, rattle, and roll 2. Plastic containers to stack, […]
When do infants learn how to learn?
Watching a child develop can be an amazing process for new parents. It is fascinating to watch a newborn infant learn new skills from week to week and see them transform into a toddler right before your eyes. But when do children begin to take things that they learn and apply them to new situations? Researchers at Ohio […]
Babies and Toddlers should Learn from Play, not screens
As a parent of a small child, I know how tempting it is to set your child down in front of the television to get some things done around the house, like cleaning or cooking…or just a minute of sanity. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently reinforced its recommendations that children under […]