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How Much Is Too Much? by Jean Clarke

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DID YOU HAVE FUN TODAY?

When I Was Growing Up My Parents Made Sure I Was Entertained

ALL PLAY AND NO WORK MAKE JACK A DULL BOY.

—Folk wisdom revisited

THE MOBILE SWAYS ABOVE THE CRIB. Tinkle, tinkle. Baby coos and waves his arms. Parents start early to entertain their children. They sing and play tapes and CDs. They provide cuddly toys and tickling. Baby smiles. Parents smile. These activities are not only entertaining; they are also powerful ways to enhance the development of the brain and strengthen the parent-child bond. And, of course, they’re lots of fun.

DID YOU HAVE FUN TODAY?

Sometimes, as children grow older, adults start to feel that ...

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