23 Feb · admin · No Comments

The Effects of Television on Learning to Speak

TV is linked with slower language acquisition because TV time tends to displace conversation time between babies and adults. When it comes to learning speech, nothing beats a live conversation with your child.  Research suggests that conversation, not listening to stories or watching TV, has the strongest positive effect on early language development. By contrast, …

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2 Jun · admin · No Comments

How Does Hot Weather Affect my Baby or Child?

Hot weather can affect your baby or child because their bodies cannot adjust to changes to temperature as well as adults. Babies and children sweat less, reducing their bodies’ ability to cool down, and they generate more heat during exercise than adults. They are at risk of overheating and developing a heat-related illness. Heat can …

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5 Mar · admin · No Comments

Taking your Toddler to a Restaurant

Your goal, when taking your toddler to a restaurant, is not so much enjoyment, but disaster mitigation!! A few days, prior to taking, your toddler to a restaurant, you may want to read him some books about eating in a restaurant and set some ground rules that your toddler will understand. You may want to, …

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