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How Toddlers Play Sound Awareness Games
How Toddlers Play Sound Awareness Games

Early literacy education for preschoolers should stimulate children’s interest and imagination through story reading sessions and frequent sharing of picture books. Children who experience fun story sessions with their parents will quickly notice that books contain printed letters. You can then build on children’s curiosity about print by introducing sound awareness games and phonics activities […]

How to Play Toddler Alphabet Reading Games
How to Play Toddler Alphabet Reading Games

Irrelevant of whether you buy into the schtick of the late-night infomercials, unless your toddler is genuinely gifted, she will probably have more interest in using a book for scribbling, or swatting the cat, than in actually trying to read it. Still, you can begin helping your toddler develop her “pre-reading skills” with any number […]

How to Develop Self-Esteem Teaching Ideas
How to Develop Self-Esteem Teaching Ideas

Children are never too young to start developing their self-esteem. According to parenting expert Dr. William Sears, parents are the key players when it comes to establishing a child’s self-worth — an inner strength that can affect social happiness, mental health and the ability to handle difficult situations. Ensure your behavior teaches your children to […]

How to Use Recipe Cards for Kids
How to Use Recipe Cards for Kids

You may have dreamed of cooking up a feast with your little angel ever since that second line showed up on the pregnancy test. Or, if cooking isn’t your strength at all, you may be hoping for a culinary wiz kid to take up the dinnertime slack in a few years. Either way, recipe cards […]

How to Teach Toddlers Degree of Irrepressible Hope
How to Teach Toddlers Degree of Irrepressible Hope

It takes a rare degree of irrepressible hope to attempt to reason with a toddler. Trying to reason with a toddler means you think toddlers can reason. Toddlers are exceptionally rational in the world they inhabit, but you probably want to reason with your child in the world where she is not the boss of […]

How Many Babysitters Training Need for Toddlers
How Many Babysitters Training Need for Toddlers

A babysitter is like a consultant–anyone can call themselves one. This doesn’t mean there aren’t throngs of well-qualified babysitters available; it just means formal training isn’t a requirement for getting the job. Babysitters and their qualifications range widely, from the old woman next door who raised her children during the Nixon administration, to the tri-lingual […]

How Many Black Friday Shopping Gifts Need for Kids
How Many Black Friday Shopping Gifts Need for Kids

Battling the angry hordes in the still-dark morning hours of Black Friday to get your hands on the latest and greatest toddler toy was about all the holiday shopping you could handle. Choosing stocking stuffers is often the last item on the Christmas to-do list, so your budget and energy are probably diminished by the […]

How to Improve Toddlers Speech Activities
How to Improve Toddlers Speech Activities

Now that your toddler has a sneaking suspicion that no one understands the gibberish she’s been speaking, she is ready to put more effort into learning the language everyone else speaks. Because children learn to speak by listening, she already understands much more language than she can speak. She will master the language more quickly […]

How to Solve Toddlers Sleep Troubles
How to Solve Toddlers Sleep Troubles

It’s 2 a.m. and you hear a small voice calling “Mommy!” for the third time tonight. You may have thought that your toddler was well past the stage of waking up frequently at night. Remember how you cheered the first time she slept through the night as an infant? Toddlers are not immune to resisting […]

How to Find the Strategies Help to Your Toddlers Sleep
How to Find the Strategies Help to Your Toddlers Sleep

Common sleep battles among toddlers have prompted the popularity of the “children’s” book, “Go the F*** to Sleep.” Every parent knows what it’s like to endure requests for a drink, one more story or later bedtimes. Unfortunately, these all come at the time when you’re most exhausted and looking forward to some kid-free time. Trying […]

How to Solve Toddlers Stay Awake Problems
How to Solve Toddlers Stay Awake Problems

If your little one is determined to stay awake, nap time can turn into all out war. Thought you may be tempted to forsake the nap for the sake of peace, hold your ground. He may cry, scream and chuck every blanket and stuffed animal out of his crib, but keep in mind that a […]

How to Convey Sleeping Guide with Toddlers
How to Convey Sleeping Guide with Toddlers

If anyone needs a good night’s sleep, it’s a tantrum-prone toddler. As a mom of a busy and often demanding child, it’s in your best interest — and your child’s — to make sure she gets 12 to 14 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The right amount […]

How to Motivate Toddler Development Activities
How to Motivate Toddler Development Activities

Whether it’s saying the name of his best friend or learning to hop on one foot, your toddler amazes you daily with all the new feats he is accomplishing. His little brain is growing more rapidly than it will at any other time in his life, and it is important to provide activities that stimulate […]

How to Make Curriculum Theme Ideas for Toddlers
How to Make Curriculum Theme Ideas for Toddlers

Whether your toddler is in a school setting or at home, a curriculum is best built from his interests. Ask your little one what his favorite things are or what he wants to be when he grows up. Don’t be surprised if he says a “sanitation engineer” or a “fish.” While resource books and curriculum […]

How Toddlers Use Summer Vacation Time Effectively
How Toddlers Use Summer Vacation Time Effectively

Summer is such an exciting time for toddlers: they get to be outside, run around naked — despite mom’s best efforts — and play in the sand, water and waves. Showing your toddler books about summer can help introduce your child to summer vacation and playing at the beach. Fun in the sun doesn’t get […]

How Effective Tactics Need to Handle Toddlers
How Effective Tactics Need to Handle Toddler

It would be a dream if the nearly century-old hit tune “Ain’t Misbehavin” was written to describe toddler behavior, but a baby’s brain isn’t magically programmed to be well-behaved. That’s largely your job. A toddler needs to be taught not to kick, bite or hit when she’s upset. Toddler behavior issues, of which there is […]

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