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Developing Your Toddler’s Math Skills

by T Akery January 6th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Math is a skill that starts out very early in childhood. There are many concepts that toddlers can grasp about math. Some, you may not even recognize as math. But these skills are often developed as play. So, the right toys here can help your toddler build up those
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Immunizations and Your Baby

by T Akery December 9th, 2013| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Immunizations are vaccines designed to prevent the spread of disease. While immunizations are quite common in the United States, they aren't in other parts of the world. So, many of the diseases that your baby is vaccinated against still exist. The health problems that these diseases bring are worse

Breaking the Pacifier Habit

by T Akery September 18th, 2013| Development, Infants/Toddlers
While not all babies take to the pacifier, some babies do. Sometimes, that habit continues when they turn into toddlers. Like any habit, there are a number of reasons that your toddler may prefer to suck the pacifier. But there are some very good reasons to help them kick
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Developing Independent Playtime

by T Akery August 21st, 2013| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Playtime is a time of learning for many toddlers. There are skills they develop during this time. While they do need parental supervision during playtime, they can also learn to play a little bit by themselves. By learning to play by themselves, they start to develop some skills that
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A Quick Look at Vocal Development in Toddlers

by T Akery July 23rd, 2013| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers are at the age where language is becoming an important means of communication. While there are still incidents of non-verbal communication, their language is developing at a remarkable rate. This is also the age in which parents have to be extremely careful about their word choice. It doesn't
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The Need for Nap Time in Toddlers

by T Akery June 25th, 2013| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers are a very active bunch. But just like everybody else, they tend to get overloaded. Taking the time during the day for some quiet time is essential to stave off crankiness. They need a little time without the constant barrage of input to process information and to rest