Enhance Your Baby's Language Development with New 'Baby Society' DVD Series

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Pediatric speech and language pathologist designed The Baby Society DVD series using visual stimulations to engage baby and present simple language concepts.

The first three years of a child’s life are ones of exciting growth and critical development. They are learning to speak, exploring ways to communicate, recognizing and interacting with the world around them and becoming a part of it. Parents can share in this time and help guide their children’s educational evolution with the delightful new DVD series, The Baby Society.

Developed by Wynne Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, a pediatric speech and language pathologist, the live-action Baby Society DVDs are designed to maximize language development in infants and toddlers in an entertainingly visual way. Playful images dance across the screen with upbeat music and even pacing to create an engaging and positive learning experience for children and parents to enjoy together.

The initial title in the launch, “The Baby Society,” approximately 34 minutes and recommended for ages three to 36 months, is produced by The Baby Society, LLC and will be available October 18, 2005 for a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the DVD and $14.99 for VHS. Special features on the DVD include repeat play and vocabulary and language tips for parents to encourage the child to name the object or animal, pause the program to talk about what is on the screen, and have fun making animal sounds together to strengthen recognition.

The Baby Society DVD Series

Early developmental skills emphasized in the program include:

  •     Visual tracking where babies learn to follow objects in motion as they move across the screen.
  •     Object permanence where babies learn that objects no longer seen onscreen still exist. This is reinforced in the “peek-a-boo” sequences.
  •     Understanding of early language concepts and phrases.
  •     Naming and labeling, which encourage vocabulary development.
  •     Cause and effect represented in scenes involving toys that move when the narrator says, “ready, set, go.”

Original upbeat music is coordinated with the eye-catching visuals so when a new concept is introduced the music changes and grabs the child’s attention, keeping the child focused on learning. Young viewers will love the scenes of real animals, toys and other objects set in front of real-life counterparts: rubber ducks paddle by on a real pond, a toy hippo wanders down a jungle path and a flower-filled meadow provides the backdrop for an “oinking” pig.

“Babies develop language skills most effectively when they are actively engaged in every way,” says Williams, who has 13 years of experience working with children with speech and language difficulties. “When they anticipate hearing and seeing what they love, the language learning process takes place. Providing language concepts and vocabulary while keeping babies visually and auditorily stimulated with appealing music and whimsical scenes was our main objective to enhance that process.

Williams has led many presentations about developmental milestones and methods for stimulating speech and language skills to parents and caregivers. She created The Baby Society series to provide an exciting way to introduce the world to babies as a supplement to reading, playing and interacting.

Future titles will use engaging toys and animals to further explore speech and language concepts including nouns verbs, and prepositional phrases (over, under, and behind, etc). For more information about The Baby Society or to order products please visit http://www.thebabysociety.com. The company’s web site includes images of each toy used in the video along with links to the manufacturers’ web sites.

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