Entries by Beatrice Beck

Parents of Twins Create Braincandy DVDs, CDs and More

By Sam Reich-Dagnen Once upon a time, when our twins–Blaise and Logan–were almost three, my husband and I had a vision. That vision was enough motivation to rethink our lives, our sense of family and our careers . . . soon Braincandy was born! In April of 2004 we quit our jobs and set up […]

Baby Proofing — The Dangers in Your Home

By Jane Thompson www.ChildProofingTips.com Child Safety & Child Proofing Advice for the Busy Mom One would think that the house is a safe haven for everyone, and it is the place where you turn to so that you can relax and rest. However, that is definitely not the case for your twin babies unless you […]

Do You Twitter? Join the Parents of Twins and Multiples Group

by Susan M. Heim If you’re on the social networking site, Twitter, and have twins, triplets or more, we’d like to invite you to join our Twitter Group: Parents of Twins and Multiples! Just go to http://twittgroups.com/group/twins and click on Join Group. Once you’re a member, be sure to Follow all the members of the […]

Avoiding Mistakes in Teaching Twins

I recently participated in a terrific radio discussion about the unique challenges that teachers face in teaching twins and multiples. There are a few myths and some misguided ideas about teaching twins that need to be corrected, and so this segment focused on what every educator and parent needs to know about teaching twins. CLICK […]

Literacy for All: Getting Mental About Pictures

By Holly Engel-Smothers Picture books from our childhood evoke warm, fuzzy feelings and can bring back a flood of memories. They remind us of some long lost friends: Winnie the Pooh, the “Goodnight Moon” bunny, Brown Bear. When we rediscover these classics, we can almost smell our childhood bedrooms, feel our blankies, and hear our […]

April Is National Multiple Birth Awareness Month

The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (www.nomotc.org) has declared April 2009 the first National Multiple Birth Awareness Month. The following information on their website explains why this month is so important: “With the incidences of multiple births on the rise, more families are faced with both the joys and challenges that face […]

How the World’s Largest Twins’ Festival Got Started

Every year, more than 3,000 sets of twins of all ages and from all around the world gather in Twinsburg, Ohio. It is the world’s largest annual gathering of twins! Held the first weekend in August, the Twins Days Festival is an occasion for fun, as well as scientific exploration. Each year, researchers and scientists […]

Congratulations to Amy McCullough, Winner of Braincandy DVDs

TwinsTalk member Amy McCullough is the winner of the Braincandy Mother’s Day drawing! Amy wins a full set of Braincandy DVDs for her twins, Jack and Olivia. Each DVD in this 5-disc series covers one of the 5 senses: See My World Hear My World Taste My World Touch My World Smell My World Through […]