Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development with More Than 100 Time-Tested Activities (Paperback)
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Baby bouncers, carriers, electronic toys, and "educational" videos are intended to make our children smarter and our lives easier, but can their overuse negatively impact infant development? Absolutely. Retro Baby: Cut Back on Infant Gear, Media and Smart Toys, and Boost Your Baby's Development with Time-Tested Activities helps caregivers understand the potential dangers of extended equipment use and overexposure to technology. Retro Baby brings 20 years of experience from an occupational therapist and mother of three into your home. Anne Zachry, Ph.D. understands that each family and baby have different needs, and she offers flexible strategies and suggestions for playtime. With "back to the basic" ideas, Dr. Zachry gives you lots of opportunities to spend one-on-one time with your baby, creating that special bond that will last a lifetime.
About the Author
Dr. Anne Zachry has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 20 years and has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She writes for Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine online and has written a parenting course for Daily OM. She has been quoted in several magazines and blogs including Parenting magazine and is currently a "ProSquad" parenting advisor for parentingsquad, which runs over 200,000 page views monthly and gets approximately 160,000 visitors each month. An article excerpt from "Retro Baby" appeared in the June/July issue of Babytalk, an affiliate of Parenting magazine, and another excerpt was in the August issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. Her research has been published in national peer-reviewed journals, including The Southern Medical Journal, The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, and The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research. She has had articles published in her profession's trade magazines, Advance and OT Practice, and in a number of regional parenting magazines. Her websites average 50,000 hits monthly. Dr. Zachry is active on Facebook and Twitter. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and has lectured at the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee.