Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Going Shoppin'

Delena took Joseph to the store today and let him ride in the cart for the first time. Since Joseph sits up on his own; she was sure it wouldn't be a problem.

Instead it was a big problem--he had too much fun!

He was alert, excited, and laughed at everyone who walked by. His arms swung up and down with excitement and joy. One lady was getting really upset at the self checkout station and started to laugh instead, all because Joseph was so happy.

Check out this cute kid!

What more could you want from a happy baby boy, looks like he is even guarding the canned fruit that Delena put next to him. As he continues to grow and do new things we find ourselves falling in love with him all over again. I was sad a missed this great adventure.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Are Educational Videos Bad for Your Baby? - Newsweek Health - MSNBC.com

Are Educational Videos Bad for Your Baby? - Newsweek Health - MSNBC.com

Delena and I have discussed this a little the past few weeks. Once you become a parent, a whole new world of topics and conversations enter your life. At least once a week someone makes a comment in my direction that if I don't have my baby watching "Baby Einstein" videos, I am a bad parent. As parents we are under constant pressure to make sure our children are the best and the smartest. How will I raise my children so they will be intelligent? The quick answer is always education videos like--Baby Einsteins.

Tonight on the NBC Nightly news they had a report on Educational Videos for babies. I found another article on MSNBC Newsweek and was blown away. Children under two years of age that watch at least one hour of videos comprehend six to eight less words than children who don't watch videos. Essentially for ever hour of videos your child watches; he is failing to grasp intelligence. The American Pediatric Society has been saying this for nearly 8 years but no one has really put attention to it, until this study. Bottom line, education videos have the reverse affect on your children. Human interaction is the best way to educate and grow your child's mind.