The average two year old manages to add around 5 new words to their vocabulary every day. source

Eye contact

Teach your toddler how to improve his eye contact by modeling good eye contact yourself source


Purchase foreign language tapes & videos. It’s much easier for toddlers to pick up other languages than it will be later on. source

Object permenence

Object permanence, an important cognitive developmental milestone, which means knowing objects exists when out of sight source


Narrate’ child’s activities so they will know that they have your focused attention to support language & thinking development. source

Less screen time

Excessive screen time leaves less time for active, creative play. source

time tested homework

Establish a generous deadline for completing homework by age. When the timer goes off, homework time is over. source

Empowering tots

Empower child to make healthy choices about what to eat & how much. Offer option of healthy choice 1 or healthy choice 2 source

Spark creativity

Don’t just label objects, describe them. Talking about how something looks/ tastes introduces new terms and sparks creativity source

Language & development concerns

See your pediatrician as soon as possible if you have concerns about his or her language development, hearing, or sight Source

Free Play

Encourage free play as much as possible. It helps your toddler stay active and strong and helps him develop motor skills. more info

Writing his name

Introduce your toddler to her written first name. As toddlers realize they are individuals, their names take on special meaning more info

Languages and Music

Learning a musical instrument is like learning a new language. Preschoolers are able to learn 2nd language easier than older kids more info

Finger pointing

When your baby points a chubby finger to show you something, she’s reached a language milestone without uttering a word. more info

What to expect

Kids who know what is expected & what they can expect from their world are more likely to develop a strong sense of self.

Simple directions

Children respond better to simple, consistent directions versus lots of words.

Object Labeling

object labeling is the most effective when the parent describes an object that the baby is already focused on

Hand preference

Kids start to show hand preference by 2. By 3, most are consistent in which hand they use to draw & wave. http://bit.ly/OG4Yi4

Let her do for herself

Resist doing for her what she can do herself. While quicker/easier it won’t help make child more self-sufficient. http://bit.ly/NNHNNM

Self Esteem

Involving toddlers in dressing is 1st step towards independence. Also helping self-esteem & promote problem solving. – http://bit.ly/N9kYnd