Dr. Anne Zachry

occupational therapist & child development specialist

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Win a copy of my new parenting book “Retro Baby”

“Put down your smartphone and pick up this book. With plain-spoken, concise wisdom, Dr. Zachry provides vital, research-backed information for parents of young children. Creative, interactive play with other children and adults supports healthy brain development in ways today’s technology never will. “Retro Baby” provides parents fun, money-saving activities that will set their children
up for lifelong success.”

Thanks for this wonderful review by:

Mark Bertin, MD, FAAP
Developmental pediatrician, author of The Family ADHD Solution:
A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child’s Attention and Minimizing Parental Stress, and editorial advisor, Common Sense Media

To win a copy of “Retro Baby,” all you have to do is like the “Retro Baby” Facebook Page by clicking HERE, and send me a message explaining why you’d like to win a copy.  The drawing will be in October. Good luck!!!!

 

Zachry, A. H. (2013). Retro Baby: Cut Back on all the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development with Over 100 Time-Tested Activities. Elk Grove, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics. – See more at: http://drannezachry.com/wordpress/blog/#sthash.ds32rCAN.dpuf

Screen Time For Babies?

Many babies and toddlers absolutely love playing with touch-screen technology—and it’s no wonder! The touch screen provides instant gratification with its cool images, movements, and sounds appealing to their senses. Understandably, many parents are thrilled with this interactive technology because, mostly through media ads, they’ve heard that babies can learn letters, numbers, words, and concepts. However, to date there is no research studying a connection between tablets or smartphones and infant learning.

Whether traveling in the car or waiting in the pediatrician’s office, it’s not uncommon for parents to hand over a smartphone, laptop, or tablet to their toddler. To parents, these devices act much like a babysitter, and with hundreds of apps available for young children, they’re increasingly appealing to little ones. Are there potential benefits or harms to babies being exposed to these interactive screens? Again, proper research hasn’t been completed, so there’s no scientific proof yet.

For older children, the interactive element allows them to learn concepts such as cause and effect and sequencing, but for babies still experiencing critical brain development, long-term effects remain unknown. When it comes to screen time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made a clear stance: it advises eliminating screen time for children younger than 2 years completely, linking it to language learning delays. It’s important to note that just like TVs, videos, and computers, tablets and cell phones have screens too.

Retro Baby” provides over 100 activities that promote development and help you bond with your baby. Click HERE to order a copy now!

Quote from:

Zachry, A. H. (2013). Retro Baby: Cut Back on all the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development with Over 100 Time-Tested Activities. Elk Grove, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Tummy Time Tips Website

Does your baby hate tummy time? With time and a few simple techniques, any infant can learn to tolerate tummy time. My website www.TummyTimeTips.com provides tips on how to introduce tummy time and increase an infant’s tolerance without making parents’ and baby’s life miserable. To visit the site, just click HERE!

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