Your little one doesn’t have to be the next Emily Post, but she should have a basic grasp of how to behave in public. From using the restroom on her own to knowing to say "please" and "thank you," there are some practical skills that your preschooler should have mastered by now, or at least possess a basic understanding.
Be aware of your posture and position when talking with your child. Get down to your child’s eye level. Kneel next to him or sit beside him to take away the intimidating difference in size and height.
Do not push your child to ride a 2-wheeled bike until he or she is ready, at about age 5 or 6. Consider the child’s coordination and desire to learn to ride.
When parents offer appropriate choices to preschoolers, many power struggles can be avoided.
Offering choices teaches life skills and can actually improve behavior. Preschoolers need to practice decision making skills and parents need preschoolers to stay on schedule, clean up and brush their teeth, along with a number of other issues.
Resist doing for her what she can do herself.
While it may be quicker and easier to do it yourself, it won’t help to make your child more self-sufficient.
Know your child’s limits. Your child may misbehave because he or she doesn’t understand or can’t do what you’re asking.
Children who know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their world are more likely to develop a strong sense of self.
Playgrounds, supermarket, toy shops, parks, zoos, museums and similar locations provide learning experiences for the young. Most toddlers learn quite a lot by observing their surroundings.
Asking questions is an important part of your toddler’s learning development, so do encourage your child to have an inquiring mind from an early age.
Toddler activities for Valentine’s Day naturally lends itself to reinforcing the color red, understanding that there are different shades of red and teaching the heart shape.
Kids acquire speech, like all the other developmental skills, at their own pace. Most children who talk late eventually catch up. Use this guide to identify speech delays.
Between 2 and 3 years, toddlers learn how to jump off low structures, and eventually how to jump from a standing position. Both of these skills require bilateral coordination, or the ability to use both sides of your body to do something different.
As your kid’s mind matures and his imagination starts to amp up, often so will his fears. You may find your totally chill, adventurous toddler is suddenly afraid of everything from loud noises to the bath
At 2 1/2 concentration and attention span is growing, although it is still fairly short. This means your child can easily become absorbed in the activity at hand and not remember simple things, like forgetting to take a potty break in children that have been toilet trained.
At his first birthday, your child will likely use one to five words meaningfully. By 14 months, that working vocabulary may grow to seven real words, though he may have up to 20 words.
Anxiety is a normal part of children’s development. Almost all children feel shy or fearful around strangers. But about one in 10 children experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children. This stops them from getting the most out of life.
Some toddlers learn new words and phrases rapidly.
Others still use gestures and sounds to tell their families what they want and need. Talk and read with your toddler, name the things the toddler points to, and tell the toddler the words he or she can use to make requests. "Say, ‘Milk, please’.
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Generally by 19 months, toddlers begin to wash and dry their hands and brush their teeth with supervision. Within the next few months, they will be able to dress themselves with help.
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Help your child to explore her surroundings by taking her on a walk or wagon ride.