How to Help Your Child to Make Choices From a Young Age

How to Help Your Child to Make Choices From a Young Age

The older your child gets, the more he will be faced with making choices. And, as we all know well, this will never go away. As parents, we can start preparing our kids to make choices from a young age so that making choices is less overwhelming as they grow older.

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How to Practice Sequencing With Toddlers & Preschoolers

How to Practice Sequencing With Toddlers & Preschoolers

Learning how to identify sequence of events is beneficial for both scientific inquiry (making observations and predictions) and literacy skills. Identifying sequence of events is something you can start practicing your toddler or preschooler.

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3 Ways to Prepare for Reading Comprehension in Your Preschooler

3 Ways to Prepare for Reading Comprehension in Your Preschooler

When your child is in the toddler or preschool years, reading comprehension may be the furthest thing from your mind, mostly because they can’t even read, yet. However, this vital reading skill can be developed long before your child can actually read.

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How to Develop a Love for Reading in Your Young Child

How to Develop a Love for Reading in Your Young Child

While I don’t believe that toddlers and preschoolers should be taught to read there are things you can do as a parent to develop a love for reading in your child at an early age. A love for reading is important because the more your child loves to read, the more your child will read and children that read the most are the best readers.

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Two Simple Counting Games for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Two Simple Counting Games for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Building strong math skills is something that will benefit your child for years to come and you can start much earlier than you may think. Toddlers and preschoolers (and even babies) encounter math and opportunities to build those skills.

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Get Ready to Rock With the Best Toy for Your Preschooler

Get Ready to Rock With the Best Toy for Your Preschooler

I have a love-hate relationship with toys. It’s not that I don’t like toys but they accumulate like nothing I’ve ever seen before even when I actively try to keep the chaos down by regularly purging and carefully curating a wish list for Christmas and my son’s birthday. (Yes, really.) So, needless to say, I’m pretty picky when it comes to choosing toys for my son. I have two primary requirements: educational and compact or at the very least, easy to store in the closet.

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Introducing Toddlers and Preschoolers to Rhyming & Why It's Important

Introducing Toddlers and Preschoolers to Rhyming & Why It's Important

Nursery rhymes may seem bizarre or downright inappropriate (“rub-a-dub-dub three men in a tub”… need I say more?) but learning nursery and other rhymes is important for learning in early childhood and for early literacy.

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Signs That Your Toddler or Preschooler is Ready for Pre-Writing

Signs That Your Toddler or Preschooler is Ready for Pre-Writing

Pre-writing is the ability to write the lines and strokes that make up most letters. This can start much sooner than you may think but as discussed in the previous pre-writing post, there are many activities that will prepare your child for writing long before she picks up a pencil. You may be wondering, though, when your child will be ready to pre-write. Is it an age or are there specific signs to look for? This post will cover how you can know if your child is ready for pre-writing!

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