When introducing new foods, keep track of them on the calendar so you can track down food allergies.
Place only a small amount of food in your child’s plate.
It may be good to start with one tablespoon of food for each kind of dish. If he cleans his plate, it will give him a sense of accomplishment. A child can always ask for a second serving, if he wishes to eat more.
It is important to explain to your kids what Earth Day represents, and what you do as a family; not just one day, but every day to help the environment.
Some examples include… Plant a tree in your yard. Recycle as much as you can. When not at home, keep lights off. Conserve water by not leaving water on when brushing teeth and limiting time in the shower.
Explain to your children that lights, computers, televisions and furnaces use energy, and that energy is in short supply.
Kids have to love the world to want to protect it. So take nature walks and look at the trees, flowers and sky. When you’re away on vacation, don’t forget to enjoy the local natural environment, not just the tourist sites.
There are dozens of small things your kids can do every day to save energy and keep the world cleaner and greener. Your kids can… walk, ride a bike or take the bus instead of traveling by car. Take faster showers or baths in just a small amount of water.
Help hang clothes on the line instead of putting them in the dryer.
Make family meals a great bonding time for the family. Set your toddler’s place in the family table, and try to make it fun for everybody. Try to talk about fun topics, which your toddler may find interesting.
You may also set up your table in a fun way, so that your toddler is enticed to sit down.
Children love to have their faces painted. Here’s an easy way to turn your little one into Peter Cottontail’s helper:
Draw an upside-down triangle on the child’s nose with the brush from brown or black liquid eyeliner. Fill in completely. Rub a circle of rouge on each cheek. Paint three whiskers with the eyeliner on each side of the face, starting from the nose and extending across the cheek.
Do not to let your child overdo it on the chocolate front. A little goes a long way so try to limit your child’s intake, especially if he or she is very young.
You can buy relatively small eggs from most shops; as tempting as it may be to buy your child a giant chocolate bunny, bear in mind that the last thing that you want over Easter is a sick toddler or baby.
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