THE WOODLANDS, TX - For decades, doctors have told parents that their newborns were like blank slates. Today, in the book The Scientist in the Crib, a baby's mind is described as "the most powerful learning machine in the universe." Most education experts agree.
But this new head-turning model of early childhood often leaves parents confused about what's best for their very young child. Many parents I speak with wonder if they should buy the latest learning tools that promise to make their infants into Super-babies or to turn their toddlers and preschoolers into little Einstein's.
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