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A Smart Start in your Child's Early Education by Dr. Judith Peck

The perfect gift for a busy new mom and dad.

​​Practical ways to promote intelligence and joyful interactions.

This easy-to-read book covers ways for parents and teachers to bring the best of early child care into everyday routines.




  • Information on baby’s brain development
  • Language development
  • Birth, nursing, feeding and ways to turn tears into smiles
  • Play that stimulates creativity and learning
  • How to turn conflicts into resolutions
  • Guidance to TV watching and travel
  • Bringing art into daily routines with drawing, painting and song.
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Dr. Judith Peck

is professor of art emerita, Ramapo College of New Jersey.  She is author of seven books on art techniques for adults, youth and teachers; and two picture books for children. Peck is referenced in Who's Who in American Art; the World's Who's Who of Women; and the Smithsonian Institute's publication, "Designing Public Art," published in conjunction with The National Museum of American Art. Her sculpture is included in over 80 collections.

P.S: Dr. Peck raised four smart kids; (graduates of Harvard, Yale, Stanford Medical School, and The London School of Economics), now living productive and happy lives.

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