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Thursday, June 7, 2007

New DVDs on Parenting in the Children's Library

DVD reviews from Claire, our Children's Librarian who catalogs all the materials in the Children's Library:

The Baby Human: Geniuses in Diapers
(JDVD PARENT 155.42 B)
This award winning DVD is educational and fun to
watch. From before a baby is born until the age of
about two the DVD covers the most up to date thoughts
on how babies learn to walk, to think and to talk.
Did you know for instance that a new born baby knows
to recognize his own parents' language and proves it
by becoming animated and sucking more on the pacifier
when hearing a recording of that language? Do you
know how important it is for a child to point to an
object before the child can learn to talk? These and
many more amazing experiments are demonstrated and
explained in 150 minutes.
The Glove and Mail said, "Darn entertaining and
often very funny-and you do learn quite a bit
about the little creatures."

Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D.
(JDVD PARENT 649.12 K)
The subtitle on this DVD is "Eliminate up to 90% of
the tantrums in just days!" and "The new way to stop
tantrums and raise a happy, secure child." Dr. Karp
has a loyal following with parents of young children.
He emphasizes "Toddler-ese" a way to communicate with
young children. Again, this is a fun DVD to watch
with his common sense approach to interacting with
children. We watch as the parents in the DVD use Dr.
Karp's suggestions and are amazed and thrilled that
the suggestions work and eliminate the problems.
(Running time approximately 69 minutes.)

Laugh and Learn about Newborn Baby Care
(JDVD PARENT 649.12 A)
How does a newborn get a bath? What do you wash
first and what do you wash last? This DVD has the
very basics in new born care. Sheri Bayles, BSN, RN,
shows new parents how to change a diaper and dress or
undress a newborn, then how to do the same things for
a 3 month old child. (Running time approximately 40

Visit the Children's Library to check out these DVD's,
Monday through Friday, 10am to 5:30pm and Saturday 10am -1pm.

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