Babyology live chat coming soon: have your child development questions ready for Dr Katie

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All new parents have questions regarding their child’s development. Am I playing with my child enough? How can I increase my toddler’s vocabulary? Is there any way to help my child feel less shy in social situations? If only you had an expert in child development on hand to answer all those questions for you. Well, guess what? You do!

Babyology has teamed with Fisher-Price Play IQ to bring you a live chat session with child development specialist Dr Katie Heathershaw. So have your questions regarding play, development and milestones ready for 7pm on Friday, 24 April 2015, as we bring you our latest Facebook live chat!

There is so much conflicting advice out there on how to raise a healthy, happy child. Your niece may be walking at eight months but your son is not even crawling yet. Is this normal? Your friend spends hours each day reading to her infant but your baby will hardly sit still for one story. Is this okay?

Dr Katie Heathershaw, otherwise known as Dr Katie, can help you with these questions and so much more. Dr Katie is a Melbourne-based paediatrician and mum of three who has been providing expert health care to infants and children for more than 23 years . She specialises in child developmental and behavioural problems, including autism, ADHD and Asperger’s disorder, with a special interest in infant distress.

Thanks to Fisher-Price Play IQ, from 7pm to 9pm this Friday (24 April 2015) Dr Katie will be available to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding your child’s development and the importance of play. Join the exclusive chat on Facebook, check out what other parents are posting, and have your questions answered by an experienced paediatrician.

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One of the things that Dr Katie specialises in is play. As the founder of the Melbourne Children’s Clinic, she uses a range of play-centered techniques not only to assess children but also to coach parents through developmental challenges. Play is such an important part of a child’s development – the more they play, the more they learn. This is why Fisher-Price has developed Play IQ, an interactive website to help parents evaluate their infant’s level of development in physical, cognitive and emotional areas.

In addition to joining in on our live chat with Dr Katie, browse through the Fisher-Price Play IQ website and learn how Play IQ can help you connect with your children through play and identify the right toys and activities based on their personalities.

Join Babyology and Dr Katie at 7pm on Friday, 24 April 2015 on our Babyology Facebook page and receive expert advice without leaving your home. In the meantime, check out the Fisher-Price Play IQ quiz, activity guide and milestone tracker to select the right toys that will help your infant laugh, learn and grow.

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