Monthly Archives: October 2015

Babsy B Tip: Fostering Creativity

How to Unleash Your Child’s Creative Abilities Before you read a book, say its title and say thank you to the author and illustrator by name. With young children, go on to say the author is the person who sat … Continue reading

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WOW! Word of the Week: DISGUISE

How will you disguise yourself for the party? What kind of costume might disguise our baby? Let’s disguise our voices to sound like animals! How has the boy disguised himself? It sounds like you are disguising your feelings. Copyright © 2015 … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Self Esteem

Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem Hold your child and look at yourselves in a mirror. Point to yourself and say, “I like me!” Repeat this activity often. Your child will soon follow your lead to say this important message to … Continue reading

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WOW! Word of the Week: EXPLORE

  Those bikers are exploring the new bicycle path. Which equipment might you explore at the park today Let’s go explore the planetarium’s galaxy. You seem to like exploring this playground. I look in a mirror to explore how I look. … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Conversation Starters

How to Ask About Your Child’s Day To invite and explore conversation with your child, ditch questions that beg a mere Yes or No response.  Instead of asking Did you, Were you, or Are you, think the W or H words and ask your child: What…, Where…, Which…, When…, Who…, How….  Your child will share real experiences and … Continue reading

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Ask Babs: Building a Home Library

Q: Does my daughter need books at home when we can borrow from the library? Our budget is tight, but I sure do want her to learn to like reading. I know you say lots of books at home, but … Continue reading

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This week’s WOW! Word: SELECT

Use the word (or forms of the word) in sentences, such as: Do you want to select a hat? Oh, I like your selection of books! Which food will you select? Are you ready to select two bath toys? Let’s … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Reading Reinforced 101

How to Help Your Child Be a Reader: Put age-appropriate books, newspapers, magazines next to your ready-reader––beside the toilet. Regularly change out the printed materials. You’ll know what’s being read because your child will talk about it. Copyright © 2015 … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Power Naps

Why is your baby so plum-tuckered-out and deeply in need of those power naps all day? Your child is holding down two full-time jobs! One’s a killer whole-body workout that’s obvious and sometimes noisy and messy, even. That second job … Continue reading

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This week’s WOW! Word: PARTICIPATE

Use the word (or forms of the word) in sentences, such as: Look how you participated in the fingerplay! You like to participate when we play peek-a-boo! Will you participate in swimming today? We are participating in the school picnic. … Continue reading

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