MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Squeals, coos and babbling are part of the conversations mothers are having with their infants. And, as delightful as that is, this conversation—if done right—will give the baby an academic advantage when he or she reaches school age. So says Vonda Scipio, Ed.D., a mother, grandmother, early childhood educator and author of the new book, Let Babies Teach: Learning Child Development Through Observing Infants and Toddlers, and the included companion guide, Let Me Teach You, Baby: How to Help Infants and Toddlers Grow and Develop Literacy Skills.
Dr. Scipio says mothers typically are instinctively good at engaging their babies in conversation but can’t always put their finger on what they did that got their baby to respond. However, mothers can be taught the skills they need to engage their babies in a more deliberate dialogue.
Credentials: Vonda Scipio, Ed.D., has worked in early childhood education for 18 years. She has been a kindergarten teacher, academic reading instructor, and adjunct professor. For the past six years, she has worked as an early intervention specialist and supervisor/trainer of early intervention specialists. Over the course of her career, she has delivered coaching and training to hundreds of families of infants and toddlers in their homes and child care facilities. She has worked for Tennessee’s Early Intervention System, University of Memphis, (Project Memphis) and Southwest Tennessee Community College. Dr. Scipio has an adult daughter and two young grandchildren.
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