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Boredom Breakers: Fabulous Fizz

Here is a fun, easy and inexpensive activity to do with your young children. With winter right around the corner, this indoor activity makes a great snow day science project! The supplies you need are commonly found around your house. Read More »

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The Toddler Years: The Fascinating Stage of Toddlerhood (Part 2)

Let’s continue our discussion about some of the characteristics of toddlers that influence their behavior.
Toddlers Are Concrete Thinkers
Little Jaxon is going to be the ring bearer in his aunt’s wedding, so his parents help him practice. On the wedding day, Jaxon starts walking down the aisle. Read More »

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The Toddler Years: The Fascinating Stage of Toddlerhood (Part 1)

Let’s continue our discussion about some of the characteristics of toddlers that influence their behavior.
Toddlers Lack Experience in Human Relations
Toddlers do not yet understand that others have feelings or feel pain. They begin developing empathy, but it’s not consistent. Read More »

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The Toddler Years: Exploring the Big World

Maya is sitting at the table coloring with crayons, humming softly and talking to mom who is nearby. In flies 18-month-old Joey. He grabs the crayons and starts coloring on the nearest chair. Mom manages to get them out of his hand but not before he knocks the chair over. Read More »

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The Toddler Years: B for Biter

Every parent of a toddler and every adult who works with toddlers dreads hearing the word biter. Whether your child is biting, is being bitten, or you take care of a child who bites, you likely react very strongly to this behavior. Read More »

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The Toddler Years Intro: Learning About Your Toddler

Toddlerhood is one of our favorite stages of development. We love toddlers! It’s fascinating to watch little ones discover and explore the world in their unique way. Few adults can remember being a toddler. We remember being 4 or 5 years old when we had pretty good language skills, had the basic principles of the world figured out and could follow the rules and shared most of the time. Read More »

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