Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Your Baby Is Really Smart (So Stop Watching "Baby Longhorn" DVDs)

"There are no perfect toys; there is no magic formula. Parents and other caregivers teach young children by paying attention and interacting with them naturally and, most of all, by just allowing them to play."

-- Alison Gopnik ("The Philosophical Baby"), in Sunday's New York Times. Fascinating read.

The lesson: Throw out the "Baby Longhorn" DVD and just get on the floor playing with simple toys with your baby. They will be better fans -- and better people -- for it. (Admit it: You are showing them the "Baby Longhorn" DVD for YOU, not them.)

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