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How to Get Started Swimming With Your Baby

by Tania Cowling June 20th, 2022| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Getting your baby into a pool is one of the smartest things a parent can do. It’s never too early to teach swimming, keeping safety in mind of course. Most of my tips below are about taking your little one into a full-size pool with you, but do keep in
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Is It Possible to Teach Toddlers Respect?

by Tania Cowling May 16th, 2022| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
It’s never too early to teach respectful gestures, but you must understand that toddlers have limited vocabulary and attention spans. As you try to lecture your little one, he may just in turn stick out his tongue, yell “no”, and hit you. Now, this behavior will not last forever, but
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Teaching Toddlers About Sharing and Caring

by Tania Cowling April 11th, 2022| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Toddlers aren’t born with the knowledge of sharing and caring about others – it’s acquired as they grow. To egocentric toddlers the world revolves around them – and yes, they are in the MINE stage. I think the awareness of sharing and caring begins with the sense of self and
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Bubbles Are Entertaining For Young Children

by Tania Cowling March 7th, 2022| Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers
Remember the joy of blowing bubbles when you were a child? Now that the weather is getting warmer take this opportunity to share some bubble blowing with your little one. Along with blowing bubbles outdoors I’m going to share some fun bubble activities to do with your toddler that will
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5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Toddler Schedule

by Marnie Bii January 31st, 2022| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Toddlers of all personality types, from outgoing to reserved, thrive on routine. A stable daily routine helps eliminate constant anxiety from expecting the unexpected. Toddlers are taking in new information a mile a minute, so it is important to keep some areas of life stable and calm. You do not
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4 Ways to Help Toddlers Stop Throwing Food

by Marnie Bii December 27th, 2021| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Just when you think you are safe to eat your own meal with your toddler eating in a highchair nearby does the food throwing begin. As you quickly grow exasperated by these messy antics, your toddler is likely just starting to really enjoy this new game. You do not have
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4 Ways to Teach Your Toddler Empathy

by Marnie Bii November 22nd, 2021| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Toddlers are just beginning to realize that their feelings and experiences are separate from everyone else's. As a parent, you must help your child better understand this phenomenon by exploring feelings that people and animals potentially feel in a variety of situations. Through discussions, pretend play and behavior modeling,
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Tooth and Gum Care Tips for Infants and Toddlers

by Marnie Bii October 18th, 2021| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Preventative care is key when it comes to dental health. For kids, this means starting dental care as early as possible to give them the best chance at avoiding cavities and other dental problems in the future. Regular tooth and gum care can also make the teething process much
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4 Unexpected Movements in Your Baby’s 1st Year

by Marnie Bii September 13th, 2021| Development, Infants/Toddlers
As you eagerly await your baby's first movements, you may be surprised at the way the learning process transpires. Your child may throw you a curveball by inventing his or her own interesting ways to move around. Since the traditional movements will quickly follow suit, you can sit back
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Getting Your Toddler Interested in Sports

by Jessica B. August 9th, 2021| Development, Infants/Toddlers
It can start to feel a little isolating if you are spending your days caring for a young toddler, and you may start to think it is important to hang out a bit with kids the same age as your child. While toddlers don’t play well together, they often
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Teddy Bear Picnic For Young Children

by Tania Cowling July 5th, 2021| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Eating a meal al fresco (aka picnic) is fun for all ages. And, your baby or toddler will enjoy eating this new way outdoors amongst their teddy bears, just like in the book The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy. There are quite a few teddy bears at the picnic,
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5 Ideas for When You Have to Wait

by Tania Cowling May 31st, 2021| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Whether it’s the doctor’s office, a restaurant, the bank, or long lines at the grocery store, there are times of waiting and this is probably very difficult for your young child. There’s a good reason why quiet activities without a lot of movement only last a short while. It’s
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