Monthly Archives: February 2012

Disorganised Mummy = Disorganised Baby

Feb 27th, 2012

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This is fre­quent­ly the sce­nario in my expe­ri­ence of ear­ly child­hood care when a moth­er isn’t suf­fi­cient­ly con­nect­ed with her baby from his ear­li­est days. ‘Bonding’ is often used to describe the con­nec­tion that moth­er and baby ought to have and many moth­ers use the term. How­ev­er, I don’t always see the mutu­al bond­ing that […]

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Receptive Language + Trust + Continuity Of Quality Care

Feb 25th, 2012

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Recep­tive lan­guage, trust and con­ti­nu­ity of qual­i­ty care are three of the crit­i­cal build­ing blocks in the first year of life. If the child­care you give or pay for is of a high qual­i­ty the oth­er two ought to fall into place. The neu­rotyp­i­cal devel­op­ment of any one build­ing block does­n’t hap­pen with­out the pres­ence […]

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OK — We Love To Watch NCIS On CBS!

Feb 21st, 2012

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My hus­band and I real­ly enjoy watch­ing NCIS togeth­er, a sim­ple plea­sure born of the days when we were very depen­dent on stay­ing at home and watch­ing tele­vi­sion as our main source of enter­tain­ment. Some­how in the past few years we’ve become attached to the cast of char­ac­ters who’ve per­me­at­ed the show over its nine […]

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Music As A Therapeutic Medium For All Ages

Feb 10th, 2012

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I now believe that if we teach­ers and par­ents of babies and young chil­dren began play­ing the music we love and the music that makes us tru­ly hap­py we could devel­op a life­time pas­sion for music in those chil­dren. I am assum­ing of course that the music you real­ly love is tune­ful and has an […]

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‘Make Something You Love’

Feb 2nd, 2012

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This is the trade­mark phrase of Brook­lyn Beta, a con­fer­ence held in Brook­lyn, NY each Octo­ber. 2012 will be its third year. The phrase refers to the apps and web designs the major­i­ty of atten­dees spend their days cre­at­ing. Some are just cre­at­ing for clients but are still striv­ing to affect the world in more […]

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Music As Therapy

Feb 1st, 2012

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As adults some of us use music as our ther­a­py. If we are lucky it is a dai­ly occur­rence, no mat­ter if it’s play­ing an instru­ment, lis­ten­ing to a favourite CD or singing alone in the car (my pref­er­ence!). It is intense­ly per­son­al. I do not always find the music my hus­band plays in our […]

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