Brain Box

Baby Brain Box

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-Welcome to Parents TV On Demand. A place for parents to learn, share and develop a healthy family together. Parents TV. Our families, our lives. -You're watching Parents TV. I'm Dr. Jill Stamm. I'm the creator of the "Baby Brain Box" and an author of "Bright From The Start". A book about how to nurture your child's developing mind from birth to age 3. New parents are often overwhelmed by the massive amount of information about young children and what they should be doing. What they should be buying for their young babies. My purpose in creating both of these products is to help parents to figure out what really matters when it comes to forming a brain. So, this is an attempt to bring science into the nursery. It's actually as easy as ABC. I have taken these ABCs which stand for Attention, Bonding and Communication. And created both-- a book that describes these in great detail and the Baby Brain Box which is a practical application of what the science says really matters when you go to develop a child's brain. The Box contains very regular toys and books that you might find anywhere. The real magic is-- contain them in the cards. The instructional cards show a parent exactly what to do, exactly how to do it and most importantly why they would be doing this kind of activity with a young child. This very cute peek-a-boo book-- it's a soft book. Young children will naturally put this right in their mouth-- -Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, and it's a baby-- that's Daddy, peek-a-boo. -Because it's interactive, she's able to let hold the hat and, you know, pull different things down and it's nice when she sees the Daddy and the Mommy, and she'll say the words. You know, and she sees the puppy, she'll bark or say "meow" when she sees the cat. -And it's the baby-- -For regular rattle such as this would be use to help the baby to begin tracking. -You play maracas-- -What tracking actually does in the young child's mind is it connects the two hemispheres of the brain. -The little bear rattle doesn't have buttons for eyes, so she can't pull them off and try to swallow them because the first year everything was in her mouth, so this is really great for that. -The rattle with its bright colors and with its noise with a little gentle rattle allows the baby to focus their attention and to be able to track more effectively. -That's a fish. What is this? Fish-- -When you sit and read with the baby, lots and lots of parents are very confuse about why they should read to a young child. The Box contains several different books with instructions talking to you about why it is that you would highlight certain things within the book. -Duck, that's right. Good girl. -And be able to them describe to the child in your own words lots of-- using lots of language. So, here with these little socks-- rather than to just point to the socks, the instruction cards will tell you to elaborate, to say, look at these blue socks. You don't have any blue socks. -Definitely my favorite part of the book especially this, the colors book-- because the colors are so vivid, and she's familiar with a lot of the pictures. So, she lingers a little bit more in the page. -Another item that's contained in the box is a little mirror that you would prop up and place on the floor in front of the baby in order to encourage the child to lift their heads at a very young age; 2, 3, 4 months of age. One of the other items in the box is a simple puppet, which when used with a very young child. It goes a long way to encourage all three of the ABCs or early learning, Attention, Bonding and Communication. -She likes the puppet. I mean, she actually will look at it and talk to it as I'm barking. And what's really important in these earliest months in the first year of life is to encourage parents to use lots of language with children-- lots of words. There's wonderful research that shows that the sheer number of words that a child hear is in that first 3 years of life-- has a direct relationship to their later testable IQ. So, one of the things that you will learn about in the Baby Brain Box is how to encourage language and puppets make a wonderful tool to help you to do that. The puppet along with all of the books gets the parent talking a lot to the child and using lots of words to encourage the development of their brain. -Teddy bear. -That's a teddy bear. -For more information about the Baby Brain Box or Bright From The Start, please visit our website at -Hi. I'm Julie Auclair. I hope you enjoy the segment on Parents TV. We have so much more available now that you're gonna love. 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