A 10-month old baby during a crawling contest at the Spring & Child Growth Education Expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: SCMP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

The best head start in life for babies is parental interaction, not spurious educational tools or toys

Scientific American’s advice is simple: “If you must buy educational toy, find one that you want to play with, because the time a baby spends hearing you talk and watching you interact with the world is the best education the baby can get.”

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A 10-month old baby during a crawling contest at the Spring & Child Growth Education Expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: SCMP
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