The Baby Unplugged™ board book series by Dr. John Hutton was inspired as a response to the explosion of screen-based, “educational” products marketed to make children smarter, younger, faster, despite no evidence of benefit and mounting evidence of harm with excessive use. The marketing of such products takes advantage of parental anxiety and the illusion that technology is not only necessary, but better than a child’s hard-wired senses, curiosity, and desire to connect. The reality, however, is that children need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the real world. Baby Unplugged is a celebration of timeless experiences and icons of childhood – blankets, yards, pets, books – each a catalyst for togetherness, rooted in how developing brains work. They are reassurance that natural and simple are not only OK, but best.
Technology can wait. Unplug, tune in, and have fun!
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Baby Unplugged™ books are available at blue manatee children’s bookstore, via the UnpluggedBox at blue manatee boxes, select independent bookstores and retailers, and museum shops. For librarians and other kindly educational people, they are distributed by Follett Educational Services. If you’re interested in carrying them in your store, school, or backpack, post a comment or send an email via either blue manatee site. Thank you!