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Today we’re talking about what we do with our baby and toddlers when we have them home. Nicole shares resources and ideas in the interview for those active now moving children using everyday, easy activities.
Nicole, founder of The Activity Mom, has a passion for sharing simple ideas and activities that make learning fun for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Learn about baby signing and communication with our guest today!
Louise Gibbs is a pediatric nurse with more than 10 years experience. She fell in love with Baby Sign language after the birth of her daughter and hasn’t looked back. Louise trains groups around the country in sign as wells as has classes online.
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Makaton, British Sign Language
When’s the best age to start baby signing?
What are the benefits for baby?
Does sign language hinder spoken language development?
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In this 21 minute podcast Mark Hamilton from Just ask Baby talks about toys for babies and toddlers through their new ebook.
00:00 Introduction and Welcome
00:45 Moving from the car to stream
01:40 What do you bring with you to the beach/stream or waterpark for the kids?
02:10 Start your own Outdoor playgroup and Small Fry fun
02:35 Love hearing about what play is happening with you. Email me. or Voice mail 512 827 0505 x 3998
03:30 Last week it was Josh Golin of CCFC and this week it’s Mark Hamilton of Just ask baby.com
04:27 Introduction to Mark Hamilton of Just ask baby
04:55 Do babies need toys to learn? If they do what toys would you suggest?
07:25 Book recommendation : Dr Elkind- The Hurried Child cautions against hurrying your child.
07:55 No evidence that your child who speaks earlier will go on to be great at literature.
08:45 What is the problem with having too many toys as an infant?
08:50 focus and relationship
09:20 When do babies start interacting with toys and how can we support them during that time?
10:45 Hi tech toys. How useful are they and will a child miss out by not using them?
12:05 Learn frustration early they keep this all their life.
12:45 AAP suggests limits for screen time for under2s.
12:58 Comment on the Einstein DVD refund of 2009
13:40 There are huge amounts of independent scientific information about what is right and not right for your child. Seek them out.
13:55 Get away from peer group and social pressure about what is right for your child.
15:55 What would you encourage parents to look for in a toy?
17:00 JustAskBaby.com Aim is to show the world from a childs perspective. Child led. Get the free report on “Too many Toys” They are independent science.
10month baby is the talk show host.
18:45 Pink and Green Mama
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