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Thank you for putting together this extremely well written and researched post! You have articulated everything I have ever wanted to say about Ms. Rachel.

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I just saw your comment and looked at your newsletter. It is great. I love DIR floottime! I will now be a regular reader.

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That's so kind of you to say, I really appreciate that feedback and the follow!

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May 5, 2023Liked by Dr. Cara Goodwin, PhD

I would like to completely disagree. Watching miss Rachel has COMPLETELY helped my child. She watched for a long time and didn’t talk along with her. But then a switch flipped and all of a sudden my child was saying all the things with miss Rachel. I am so thankful for songs for Little’s.

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Thank you for your reply and I am so glad that Ms Rachel helped your child.

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Thanks for sharing this! Super informative!

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I am so glad you found it helpful!

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We use screen time very sparingly (i.e. for a few minutes while I’m cooking if I can’t engage him in independent play at that moment and it isn’t something with which I can safely involve him; and never replacing real-life interaction), but when we do use it we choose Ms. Rachel. Not because I think my son learns from it directly (he may or may not), but because *my* listening to it- and interacting with it to the extent I’m able in the situation- helps me to learn and internalize the strategies she employs and use them more often and more effectively every day. So in that way, anecdotally, I do think it may be a better option that other “baby shows”!

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Love that! Research definitely suggests that interacting during these shows enhances learning!

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I love your take on it!

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Is there a printer friendly version of this? I’m a speech-language pathologist and I’d love to share it with families that I work with.

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I will get you one! Please if anyone else would like one, let me know!

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I am still interested in a printer friendly version of this information if you are able to provide it. Thank you!

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It is now available on my website under resources!

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Thank you!!

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I second that! Good idea!

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