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Showing Encouragement During the Toddler & Preschool Years

by YPI Editors October 18th, 2016| Communication, Communication, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
So much of parenting is a balancing act. Make sure they're well cared for but not overindulged. Comfort them when they're afraid, but also teach them to comfort themselves. The list could go on, but the point has been made. It's a matter of finding moderation in most aspects of
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Morning Routines: It’s Not Too Early to Start

by YPI Editors September 20th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Preschool, Seasonal, Seasonal
Mornings- depending on your sleep pattern, you may love them or despise them. Of course, despising them doesn't make them go away or change the time that school or work starts. Regardless to your opinion on this time of day, it's good to get your little ones used to the
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Biking with Infants & Toddlers

by Michele August 22nd, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
With a little one, aged two or younger, you obviously know that she can't pedal her own bike, or at least well enough to keep up with a family bike ride. However, at what age can you bring your infant or toddler along as a passenger? Based on research from
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Back to Daycare: Are You Ready?

by Tania Cowling August 15th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
As the school bells ring for most children, so does daycare for the younger set. Your child may attend daycare year ‘round, or only during the school year, but in any regard there are necessary items that babies and toddlers need. So, as you transition from home to school, packing
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Acknowledging Feelings in Infants and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling August 8th, 2016| Communication, Infants/Toddlers
Everyone has feelings – they are simply an emotional response to what is happening to a person at any given moment. It’s how a person expresses her feelings that may trouble people, and especially emotions that may be expressed inappropriately. Young children, not understanding the difference between the feelings themselves
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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
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Teddy Bear Picnic For Young Children

by Tania Cowling July 18th, 2016| 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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Play and Learn With Listening Games

by Tania Cowling July 11th, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
It’s tough to teach listening behavior to infants and toddlers, so at this age introduce your little one to games that will develop his listening skills. As you enhance sounds and learning to follow directions to simple games, your little learner will become in tune to your commands.

Here are a
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Babies Love Water Play With a Dishpan

by Tania Cowling July 4th, 2016| Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers
Splish, splash, baby’s NOT taking a bath! Water isn’t just for getting clean. In fact, water play encourages discovery and stimulates interest in the physical world. When it comes to play, babies don’t mind getting wet. That’s why water play is entertaining and educational at the same time and can
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Take a Summer Learning Walk With Your Child

by Tania Cowling June 27th, 2016| 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.
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Simple Gardening Fun For Toddlers

by Tania Cowling June 13th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Gardeners are not born with “green thumbs” as legend says. You have to learn about plants and how they grow first. You and your toddler can engage in some fun gardening activities. Stimulate interest by reading stories about gardens, and participate in these projects that will let your tot get
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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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