You choose the food, and your child should choose the amount • Your role in helping your child be a healthy eater is to provide healthy foods. • Your child’s role is to choose from the healthy foods offered and to choose how much they eat. • Toddlers should be offered milk with meals and… Continue reading Help Your Child Be a Healthy Eater
How much and when toddlers eat can cause concern for you as a parent. • Eating meals as a family makes eating a time to connect • Toddlers do best when given small amounts of food at a time • Make eating fun with new tastes, shapes and colors • Do not reward your child… Continue reading Four Steps to Healthy Eating
Your preschooler is growing quickly. Everyday moments can show you how much they have learned. Learning, thinking and problem solving are key areas of growth for preschoolers. Playing make-believe, doing puzzles with more pieces, being able to count and spot numbers, shows growth and makes you proud. Drawing a person and copying figures are good… Continue reading The “Magic of Everyday Moments”
You can make words come alive through storytelling and acting out the words. Preschoolers love to be busy and to copy their friends. Being able to peddle, jump, run fast and climb makes games like chase, tag, and hide-and-seek super fun with friends. Preschoolers hands and fingers can color, paint, do puzzles, and build with… Continue reading Preschoolers Love to be Busy
Preschoolers are ready to understand their feelings and the feelings of others. Teaching about feelings is important for preschoolers. Strong feelings can make it hard to make good choices, and may lead to bad behavior. Preschoolers are ready to understand their feelings and the feelings of others. You can help your preschooler by helping them… Continue reading Name That Emotion!
Be patient while your toddler’s brain develops Even though your child can walk and talk, they can’t always tell you how they feel or what they need. Help your toddler understand you and them by talking about feelings. Be patient while your toddler’s brain develops. By now, the part of the brain that tells your… Continue reading ALL Toddlers Have Challenging Behaviors
You can help them be TERRIFIC Toddlers are growing in body and mind, which means they often want things their way. Toddlers have their own ideas about how things should go and don’t like to hear “NO”! Everyday activities, like going to bed or having meals, can become a struggle. As babies start to develop… Continue reading Who says the TWO’S have to be TERRIBLE?