Jan 14, 2011

2 great articles on play...

We all know so well how infants first acquire play skills and continue to refine them when given what RIE's principles encourage: "time for uninterrupted play" every day and "freedom to explore and interact with other infants." That's when initiative and creativity begin to be sensed and known within the young child, becoming a beacon throughout their lives. I'm sure you will enjoy these TWO GREAT ARTICLES ON PLAY.

CNN published an article on the benefits of play HERE. By Erika Christakis and Nicholas Christakis, Special to CNN.


New York Times Jan. 5, 2011 "Effort to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum" HERE.


Jan 8, 2011

My new website www.AuthenticBabies.com

I'm excited to announce the creation of my own website, www.AuthenticBabies.com.
RIE™ Dad (and one of Magda's parent/infant group participants when he was a baby), Robert E. Schmolze, did the handsome site artistry and website design, for which I am very grateful.

The beautiful pictures come from talented photographer and RIE™student and parent Barrow Davis Barrow Davis, so my thanks go to both these committed people.

I hope you will enjoy my new website and will forward it to the many neighborhoods, virtual and real, where families with babies live and grow. My commitment is to infants, toddlers and the adults who care for them.