Through her education, research and experience, Aimee has learned a great deal about brain function and developmental delays in children. She travels the country doing early childhood development lectures at hospitals, daycares and colleges. Aimee also does home visits for baby massage instruction. She has some great iphone Apps that can help parents and caregivers give babies their best start, and in this episode, you’ll find out how to get those.
You can find out more about Aimee and gather some great tips for your newborn at AimeesBabies.com. Also, be sure to check out her guest blog right here at jenniandjody.com, where you can learn about the Word Gap — what it is, how it can harm children and what you can do to avoid it.
This show is part of a series on giving babies their best start. Be sure to check out the other episodes in the series.
Episode #1 — Giving Babies Their Best Start in the First Year with therapist Aimee Ketchum
Episode #2 — Healthy Brain Development in Baby’s Second Year with Jenni and Jody
This Week’s Show Topic
This week on POP Parenting, we are talking to Aimee Ketchum, pediatric occupational therapist and founder of Aimee’s Babies, a website chock full of great information, tips and tools for giving babies their best start.
As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT), Aimee worked for many years with school-age children with developmental delays. Again and again she found that delays in development, such as poor coordination, poor reading skills, and poor handwriting, were the result of missed or under-developed milestones in the first year of life.
Aimee made it her mission to help by combining her research in early childhood development with her experience working with children. Her goal was to teach parents to build a foundation for their babies’ future skills. The Aimee’s Babies program is currently helping new parents around the world provide the best possible start to a lifetime of new beginnings.
Brother, Brother Music
Hey, if you dig the sound of POP Parenting, we encourage you to check out Brother Brother! They are a super fun two-man Indie Americana band comprised of brothers Bradley and Brett Anderson. They have a new album coming out soon, and we have had the chance to hear some of it — it’s awesome! So go visit them, like them on Facebook and check out their music.