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ZoobeanSubscription services are all the rage right now. What’s cooler than getting a box of exciting products at your doorstep each month?! Zoobean is a subscription service that stands out with its mission to build literacy early and often by curating apps, books and resources for individual children. All of Zoobean’s curators are parents and educators or librarians who focus on your child’s age, reading level and interests to create a unique subscription for your child. No two subscriptions are the same because they’re tailored to each child’s unique interests!

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Video Friday

Here are some videos from this week!

Reading to C

I admit that I don’t read to C as often as I would like to.  It’s difficult to find value in reading to a toddler who just wants to turn the pages or loses interest in sitting still after 30 seconds.

The other day I decided to just start reading to him as I was sitting on the floor with him.  I let him go off and play next to me, but I kept on reading.  I watched him and noticed that every 15-30 seconds, he’d look over at me and examine the page of the book.  That’s the sign I needed – now I know that he’s listening even if he’s not sitting in my lap fully engaged in the story.  I guess there is merit in reading to an adventurous toddler, even when you don’t think he’s paying attention. :)

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C “Reads” to Himself

TV Watching is Detrimental to Babies’ Development

Many of us already knew that babies should not be exposed to television aimed for adults (maybe you should watch Weeds after baby goes to bed…), but did you also know that even so-called “educational” programs can hinder a child’s development before the age of 2?

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