Archives: Toddlers

Tips for Reading with Toddlers

Reading with Toddlers Every Day Collect Books to have at home Now is the time to collect books for reading at home with your toddler!  Make sure you check out children’s books from your local library.  Also, libraries often have scheduled story times for toddlers with their caregivers.  This is an enjoyable and interactive way • Read More »

Toddlers Learn Letter Names

Toddlers can learn letter names Hear the names of letters Is your toddler ready to learn letter names?  First, make sure your toddler has heard the names of the letters in the alphabet.  You can easily do this by singing the alphabet song to them.  Also, toddlers can hear the abc’s on preschool tv programs, • Read More »

Ways to Make Sure Your Toddler Learns to Listen

Teach Your Toddler to Listen Your toddler can learn to listen You should take every opportunity to talk to your child!  The conversation may feel one sided but rest assured your toddler is taking in everything you say.  Have fun conversations throughout the day.  Talk about the food you prepare, the clothes you choose, the • Read More »

Time for Your Toddler to Follow Directions

Toddlers Can Learn to Follow Directions Be Specific Your baby is now a toddler!  This is a perfect time to practice giving directions.What a fun time for exploring the world around them.    Your toddler will be excited to respond to your requests. Remember to be very clear and specific so your toddler will understand • Read More »

Effective Ways to Teach ABC’s

Learning ABC’s Interest your toddler in learning letters The first step is to interest your toddler in learning their abc’s.  Don’t be surprised if your child resists at first.  The trick is to make it fun!  Read aloud ABC books and point out the letters.  Be sure to discuss the letter names and sounds.  ABC • Read More »

Effective Ways to Encourage Toddler’s First Writing

 Drawing is toddler’s first writing Toddler’s Drawing  Drawing is toddlers first writing!  Once toddlers can draw complete circles they can move on to making items look more like what they are talking about. At first toddlers will likely draw stick figures.  That’s ok…..they look real to them.  Don’t be surprised when they tell you a long story • Read More »