Friday, August 24, 2007
ITSY BITSY SPIDER
Does it take a study by the University of Washington to tell us what is good or not for our small children? Is that where we get our kudos from? In Tuesday’s (8-21-07) Oregonian (www.oregonlive.com) I read an editorial titled, “Itsy bitsy spider bites back,” that notes how “Disney bristles after a study finds that specialized DVDs may not be the best way parents can teach babies language”. The videos in question, Baby Einstein, are a mere excuse for educating your baby. The study tells us what we already know intuitively if we are honest with ourselves as parents – that the best way to teach our children language is to – yes indeed -- talk to them, not sit them in front of a TV. Sure enough, there’s no short cut for instructing your child on Itsy bitsy spider but by doing it yourself. But, who’d want to miss out on that anyway.
Posted by Cornelia Seigneur - WriterMom Ink at 12:11 PM