Daily Archives: September 1, 2008

“Baby Einstein” or “Brainy Baby” may turn your baby into anything but

The market for baby-brain DVDs – titles like “Baby Einstein,” “Brainy Baby” and others that make up what’s been called the “Baby Genius Edutainment Complex” – is huge. Parents spend hundreds of millions every year on videos that are marketed as giving tots a leg up in the IQ. Should they?

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What About Baby Sign Language?

Baby sign language sounds ludicrous to many adults, especially young adults, at least before they have babies. But, when they have kids, it sounds much more reasonable to them. When you first hear about baby sign language, like me, you’re likely to say, “That’s completely insane. Why would you teach a baby who can hopefully hear perfectly well how to speak sign language?” 

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