Activities for Infants and Toddlers – Button Posting

Facing a long road trip with a toddler, I decided to come up with a few works to occupy L in the car.  This button posting intrigued her because there were many small pieces and the buttons made a neat sound when they fell to the bottom of the can.  All I did was cut […]

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Activities for Infants and Toddlers – Water Play

A cheap and easy way to beat boredom in your young child is to let them get wet!  Water play provides a great sensory experience and allows the child to observe the properties of different objects (if they sink or float) as well as practice some practical life skills (like water pouring!).  I could tell […]

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How to Get Out the Door with a Toddler – With No Tantrums

Parents of young children frequently have a hard time getting out the door.  There’s so much to do before you can go:  the diaper bag has to be packed, jackets must be put on, shoes must be put on.  There are often tantrums as we try to rush toddlers out the door. Slow down!  Plan […]

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Language Activities for Infants and Toddlers – Nomenclature Basket

Maria Montessori observed that children are in the sensitive period for language from birth to age 6.  This means that they are innately interested in hearing new words and trying them out for themselves.  For young toddlers, like L, they are absorbing new words like a sponge.  At first, they may only demonstrate receptive language […]

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Slow Down! Giving Your Toddler the Time to Discover the Little Things

As adults, we are constantly in a rush.  There is always somewhere to be, something to do, and we are always running late.  Seeing it written like that, it sounds so stressful!  This is an instance when we could really learn a lesson from our young children. Toddlers are almost never in a rush.  There […]

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