Paul, Pamela
January 2006
Time;1/16/2006, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p104
The article offers advice on nurturing young minds. A 2004 Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than half of the parents surveyed said educational videos and toys were important to children's intellectual development. The market for cognitive products for babies and toddlers has skyrocketed. However, there is growing concern that perhaps Americans are overstimulating their babies, or stimulating them in the wrong ways. Most experts agree that what matters most is not what toy the baby plays with, but the ways in which a parent interacts with his or her child. Babies are remarkably attuned to emotions.


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