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Kids AtoZ strives to endow parents with knowledge and skills to empower children to thrive. We share information professionals wish parents knew about child development. Dr. Teresa and guests address the five areas of human development including physical, intellectual, social-emotional, emotional, and moral in children birth to five years. Dr. Teresa is a child development specialist and speech-language pathologist. She is the former Director of the Smadbeck Communication & Learning Center and the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Presently she is a Visiting Research Scholar at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a passionate nonprofit volunteer whose mission is to help people reach great potentials. DISCLAIMER: The ideas and opinions expressed on the show are those of Dr. Teresa and her guests. They are intended for educational purposes. Audience members should always seek the advice of relevant professionals if they have questions about their child's development. Participating as an audience member implies that you agree to and understand these terms. Thank you for your interest and cooperation.

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Not all toys are created equal. That's a motto we have at Kids AtoZ. We have Dr. Maureen Suhr back with us to talk about what toys and activities are good to foster motor (physical) development in young children. Learn about what... more

Running, jumping, climbing, and more. Dr. Maureen Suhr joins us to talk about fostering physical development in children from that first to that fifth birthday so children can really thrive. We'll review the skills we should see emerge in... more

Today's Brains in Toyland segment regards how children learn to read and write. Literacy specialist, Lauren Becker, is here to talk about how these skills really begins at birth. She'll tell us how parents are key players in their child's reading... more

Today's Brains in Toyland segment gives parents great tools to help manage challenging behavior in young children Our guest is Dr. Ingrid Crowther, an expert in early childhood and middle year's education. Dr. Crowther appeared on... more

Part II of our Feeding Development Series. Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, a feeding expert and speech-language pathologist is back to talk with us about how feeding skills develop from 12 to 24 months of age. We address what parents are often... more

Today's episode regards a great approach to fostering intellectual, physical, and emotional development in children called ?Floortime? The Floortime approach, created by Dr. Stanely Greenspan, helps caregivers energize a child's interest... more

This Brain's in Toyland segment features Ekanem Ebinne, a GIML Certified Music Development Specialist. More than a music teacher, Ms. Ebinne leads children on a social and emotional journey as they improve their musical skills.... more

This Brains in Toyland segment features Dr. Ingrid Crowther, an Early Education specialist. Dr. Crowther will talk to us about what Effective Positive Communication is, why we should consider this approach with our children, and... more

This Brains in Toyland segment features Dr. Maureen Suhr, a pediatric physical therapist and motor development specialist for New York's famed Hospital for Special Surgery. "Is this normal?" is a question Dr. Suhr often gets. She will... more

Today's Brains in Toyland segment regards the wonderful benefits that music has in a child's life. Our guest today is Maya Benettar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT who is a music therapist and expert in the impact of music on development. We'll talk... more

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