Timing for snacks

Try to set times for snacks and meals. Do not serve snacks when it’s almost time for a meal. If a child has a diminished appetite during a meal, he may not be too willing to eat during meal times.

Toddler haircuts

With the right haircut, your toddler’s hair should be relatively easy to care for. If your child has curly hair, you may want her hair all one length with no bangs.

Estabishing boundries

The first step to toddler discipline is to establish boundaries. Your child needs to know what is and what is not acceptable.

How to avoid hair knots

Comb wet hair. As soon as you’re done washing and conditioning her hair, comb it with a wide-tooth comb and get the little knots out before they become big knots. Never use a brush on wet hair.

Teaching kids to pick up after themselves

Picking up their toys is a great chore for young children. They can learn to perform this task as soon as they can walk. Teaching to clean after themselves is crucial to future success.

Poison Control hotline

Post the national Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222) and other emergency numbers next to every phone.

Book Suggestion: Harold and the Purple Crayon

For generations, children have cherished this ingenious and original little picture story – Harold and the Purple Crayon

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Toddlers are unpredictable

Toddlers tend to be unpredictable eaters. Growth spurts, painful teething, and toddler toilet training all contribute to their unpredictable food intake.

Bird feeder activity

Make a fun and easy bird feeder by stringing Cheerios on a piece of yarn and hanging it outside.

Book Friday: Pete’s a Pizza

In Pete’s a Pizza, Pete is in an especially bad mood because it is raining and he can’t play ball with his friends, his father decides that it might cheer his son up "to be made into a pizza."

A fun read!

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

If your child is a bully

If your child is being a bully at school, you have a responsibility to teach him or her that the bad behavior that will not be tolerated.

Language and Babies

By the time babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language.

The origins easter bunny.

The Easter bunny is an American tradition which originated with German settlers. The arrival of the Easter bunny and his colored eggs was a treat second only to Christmas.

Book Suggestion: Peek-a-Who?

Peek-A Who? has exuberant illustrations in this guessing-game board book will enchant infants and toddlers. A bright left-hand page with the words "Peek a" faces a right-hand page with die-cut windows through which a visual clue can be seen.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Easter tip

Nothing says Easter and spring like a basket brimming with colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies and jewel-toned jelly beans.

Paint a bunny face

Children love to have their faces painted. Draw upside-down triangle on the nose with brown/black eyeliner & fill in. Rub circle of rouge on each cheek. Paint 3 whiskers on each side of face, starting from nose to cheek.

Make paper plate bunnies.

Easy Paper Bunnies: Take white paper plate and cut 2 ear shapes & staple/glue to the top of another white paper plate & draw a face on it. Glue cotton balls around the edges.

Easter egg coloring tip

To make eggs with several different colors, have kids draw on their egg with a clear wax candle clear. Each time they use the crayon, they protect that color from dye.

Make your own Easter Basket

Here is a cute Easter Bunny basket your child can help make. Great centerpiece or classroom activity. See the directions.

When to start on solid foods

The recommended age to start solid foods is 4 to 6 mos. Your baby’s motor skills and stage of development will also help determine when he or she is ready.