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Helping Toddlers Develop a Sense Of Time

by Marnie Bii February 5th, 2024| Development, Infants/Toddlers

For toddlers, every minute seems to last a lifetime. Therefore, the phrase "just one more minute" is a highly dreaded thing to hear. You can help your toddler develop a sense of time, and a lick of patience, by utilizing a

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4 Unexpected Movements in Your Baby’s 1st Year

by Marnie Bii September 18th, 2023| 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 15th, 2023| 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

Take a Summer Learning Walk With Your Child

by Tania Cowling June 6th, 2023| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Add some mystery to the next walk you take with your toddler. Your little detective will have fun discovering colors and shapes in nature.

A day before your walk, talk about color families. Put out crayons from a box of 24 to 48 colors and let your child pick a crayon.

Ways Babies and Toddlers Learn Skills

by Tania Cowling August 1st, 2016| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Babies and toddlers have distinct ways of learning skills and showing developmental milestones. It’s amazing what your little learner can accomplish in a short amount of time. I don’t really think you can prep for a milestone --- it just happens. But, if you present your child with the appropriate

How and When to Praise Young Children

by Tania Cowling June 6th, 2016| Development, Infants/Toddlers
There is nothing more fulfilling than a kudo. And this goes for young children, too. If they do something that is worthy of a compliment – please praise them. There is usually something about your child’s behavior that warrants praise. However, you mustn’t praise everything with the same intensity, or
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Talking: The Development of Articulating

by Tania Cowling April 4th, 2016| Development, Infants/Toddlers
When your baby is born he comes into this world screaming, and it is a welcome sound to you. And, within the first year of his life he’ll babble every sound you can imagine until the child learns our language. Talking is one of the best ways a child can
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4 Ways to Help Toddlers Push Past Picky Eating

by Marnie Bii November 30th, 2015| Development, Infants/Toddlers
With the terrible twos comes the incredibly frustrating picky eater stage. Your toddler may refuse to even try the smallest bite of food that looks, smells or tastes different from expectations. If you give into this stage, your child may remain a picky eater through adulthood. Thankfully, you can
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4 Benefits of Infant Tummy Time

by Marnie Bii October 26th, 2015| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Infants benefit from tummy time far before they start gearing up to scoot or crawl at around six months of age. In fact, you can start holding regular tummy time sessions as soon as your infant can hold up his or her head for a few seconds at a
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Toddlers Learn to Make Choices

by Tania Cowling June 22nd, 2015| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Making choices and solving problems is an important part of child development and becoming creative. From infancy on, children work daily to make choices and solve problems. As a parent, you already help your child learn to make wide choices everyday and probably do so naturally. How many times
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How to Enhance Early Childhood Development Skills

by Tania Cowling April 6th, 2015| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Do you know the developmental skills of early childhood? Even though your youngster is still a toddler, do you know how to prepare him/her for skills needed for preschool and beyond?

During your child's formative years (from age 1 to 5), children derive knowledge from specific instances, play and experiences.
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First Music Lessons: Tips for Parents for Babies

by Tania Cowling December 29th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Sounds play a major role in the lives of babies and toddlers. It promotes auditory development. Babies and toddlers are very attentive to sounds and music in their environment. They gradually move from receivers to participators as the child develops. Parents and caregivers can help young children respond to