- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 25, 2000

Books

• "How to Teach Your Baby to Read: The Gentle Revolution," by Glenn Doman, Better Baby Press, 1990. Mr. Doman has written a series of books that say babies are capable of learning to read, do math problems and know the names of past presidents if the information is presented to them in a particular way. He is the founder of the Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential.

• "How to Have a Smarter Baby: The Infant Stimulation Program for Enhancing Your Baby's Intelligence," by Susan Ludington-Hoe, Bantam Books, 1985. The author maintains that proper visual and physical stimulation can boost baby's intelligence.

• "Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences That Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Children," by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, Perseus Books, 1999. Dr. Greenspan writes that playing smiling games and communicating with parents builds a foundation for intellectual and emotional intelligence.

• "The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind and Unlock the Creative Spirit," by Don Campbell, Avon Books, 1997. Mr. Campbell, a music therapist, says Mozart can transform mind, body and spirit.

Associations

• National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 800/424-2460. Web site: www.naeyc.org. This advocacy group for children from birth to age 8 has guidelines and publications regarding children younger than 3, including one titled "Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children."

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