The Babsy B Blog

In a culture of interruption, two great ways to teach a child one of life's most basic values.

by Babs Hadjusiewicz April 01, 2015

Interrupting a Talker is not only impolite; it could lead to totally-erroneous information. Just this morning, I nearly interrupted my senior friend's sentence. She was telling about her having recently taken some drug. She told how it had "helped her get pr–..." Immediately I knew -- or thought I knew -- what she was about to say, and it was a slightly impish thought at that. And how badly I wanted

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In a culture of interruption, two great ways to teach a child one of life's most basic values.

by Babs Hadjusiewicz April 01, 2015

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Tummy Time with Babsy B: My Head

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 06, 2015

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Tummy Time with Babsy B: My Head

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 06, 2015

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Babsy B Fuss-Fixer #3: I’m Calm

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 26, 2015

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Babsy B Fuss-Fixer #3: I’m Calm

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz February 26, 2015

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Babsy B Fuss-Fixer #2: Twinkly Peaceful Me

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 21, 2015

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Babsy B Fuss-Fixer #2: Twinkly Peaceful Me

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz February 21, 2015 1 Comment

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Babsy B Fuss-Fixer #1: Listen to the Quiet

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 28, 2015

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Babsy B Fuss-Fixer #1: Listen to the Quiet

by Babsy B January 28, 2015

   Babsy B Fuss Fixer:  Listen to the Quiet

 

Sing-song thisy B Fuss-Fixer™ ditty to quiet your  child when the fussies threaten to take over. Cuddle your child and use a softer and softer voice to where you are whispering as you sing or sing-song the ditty repeatedly.

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A Babsy B Activity Tip

by Babsy B January 19, 2015

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Focusing Talk Tip: The Bridge Is Up!

by Babs Hadjusiewicz December 10, 2014

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Turn pouty raspberries into a playful word game

by Babs Hadjusiewicz August 20, 2014

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13 ways to tell if it's the right book for your baby

by Babs Hadjusiewicz April 24, 2014

 

You know it's important to read aloud to your child every day. And you know the importance of beginning those read-alouds just as early as possible. But which book to read aloud? Here are some kid book behaviors that say, “I like it!” Any one of these behaviors generally says the book’s a good fit, though I often notice many behaviors around one book. When that happens, I know the book’s found a home.

Look for these signs:

  1. Pays attention as you read aloud. While an infant might show interest by slapping or grabbing at a book, the page-turning action appeals to infants and toddlers. Others squeal, grunt, poke at, or even lay on a book to give it their nod of approval. And still other kids vote with some other form of “Do it again!” The key is to be alert for behaviors during your back-to-back first and second readings.

  2. Stays tuned beyond the first few pages. Let’s face it, your reading voice and drama can make or break a book. So read a book you can get into, and your infant or toddler will be right there with you.

  3. Tries to turn the page or pages. This can mean many things, including the following: turning pages is fun; reading means getting to turn pages from front to back; a story starts and ends; she’s in charge and likes your confirming the fact; she wants to see and hear what happens next; turning back to a previous page can mean she wants to know if the pictures are still there and if you say the same words you’d said before.

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Skerbonker Doodles! This self-soother can help chase away tears

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 19, 2014

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Haha, That's Hilarious!

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 06, 2014

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The Look! Look! Game™

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 27, 2014

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Let’s play The Sounds Game™!

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 20, 2014

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Come sing a song with me!

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 13, 2014

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A Picture Book is Worth a Thousand Words

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 11, 2014

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The Verbs Game™

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 06, 2014

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How a Little Song Caused Fussing to Turn Tail

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 05, 2014

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How to Turn Pouty Raspberries into a Teachable Moment

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 04, 2014

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The Nouns Game™

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 30, 2014 1 Comment

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