Baby Product Reviews

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Author: Sue Moss

A common-sense guide to technology and young children

“Toddlers on Technology: A Parents’ Guide,” currently under $20 at Amazon, was written by a mom and two early-childhood educators to help parents choose how and when their children are exposed to various technology, from iPads to computers to cell-phone apps.

The book explains, in easy-to-understand language, why technology is so fascinating to little ones, what constitutes a “good app,” and how to match an app to your child’s temperament and learning style. [Read more...]

Soothing Slumbers Bear makes bedtime a breeze

Is your little one fussy at bedtime? VTech Baby’s Soothing Slumbers Bedtime Bear will help lull her to sleep with its soft, plushy fabric and an array of calming and tranquilizing tunes.

The Bedtime Bear, geared to ages newborn to 2 years, plays lullabies when the button on her tummy is pressed and stops automatically after 10 or so minutes (or before then if the button is pressed twice). Forty-seven comforting sing-along songs, melodies, sounds and phrases are included so baby never gets bored. [Read more...]

Make learning fun: Part 2

This is the second in our series on learning websites for children. Read Part 1 here.

A few more websites to acclimate the kids to the Season of School:

PBSkids.org is a favorite learning site among teachers and parents, but I found the navigation and sign-up process clunky (password authentication is a series of pictures, e.g.). [Read more...]

Make learning fun: Part 1

Now’s the time of year when the kidlets are either back to school or getting ready to go back to school. If their brains have turned to mush over the long, hot summer, here are some websites to pique kids’ interests and teach them at the same time:

ABCya.com was developed by a grade-school teacher and features hundreds of games and apps for children from pre-K to 5th grade. [Read more...]