Have fun today, play a “color game” by asking your child to find something in the room that is a certain color.
From: How to Do things.com
Pick out a few interesting toys and books just for the car. Defuse tantrums by strategically offering a toy or book.
Visit your local pet store. Most have impressive collections of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles & hamsters to delight the little ones.
When child gets frustrated or bored do a project. Anything from coloring & cutting paper occupies his mind & changes attitude and actions.
Toddlers, who are being introduced to table food & utensils, will make a mess; prepare for it & consider what you use as a floor covering.
For a fun activity, make a plate of bubbles. Take a small plate, plastic drinking straw, dish washing liquid and tap water. Two drops dish soap is all you need.
Biting is not acceptable behavior.
The fact that we don’t see certain diseases anymore doesn’t mean they no longer exist… it simply means the vaccines are working.
From: American Academy of Pediatrics
Playgroup activities should be something that will involve all the children and should be kept age-appropriate.
Kids with good teeth grow up to be adults with good teeth. If you teach your children how to brush and floss and take them to the dentist twice a year, they’ll have strong, healthy teeth.
Start applying sunscreen BEFORE you even leave the house. This is extremely important as toddler skin is very sensitive and burns easily. Taking the time to apply sunscreen beforehand ensures that you can get their whole body covered and not miss any spots.
Diaper padding only goes so far. Those hard shopping cart seats can be irritating to some toddlers. Consider making or buying a shopping cart cover to keep your toddler comfortable while shopping. This will have the added benefit of preventing your toddler from being exposed to the myriad of germs that can be found on the shopping cart.
Hungry moms cause problems in the grocery store but hungry toddlers are even worse. They are not content to quietly sit in the shopping cart when they are surrounded by so many things they want to eat. Make sure your toddler has a good meal before going to the grocery store. It may help to have a store of crackers in your diaper bag that you can feed to you toddler in the event that they decide that they are still hungry while you are shopping.From: Suite101.com
Mobile infants are changing each day. As their rapidly increasing motor skills lead them into new areas, adults must anticipate new hazards, being alert to the fact that they can move faster, climb higher, and reach things they could not reach only a few days before.From: Early Childhood Resource Institute
At the beach, if your child is using inflatables, make sure they are being supervised. The inflatable should also be secured to the shoreline, ideally held by an adult. Remember, an inflatable can be easily blown away from the shore even with a slight breeze.
Ten Little Monkeys: Jumping on the Bed All children love this traditional rhyme and singing along will help to develop number skills. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games
Be a food role model by eating a healthy, balanced and varied diet. From: Better Health Channel
Help your child manage his homework, don’t do it for him.
A little fluoride is a good thing for your child’s teeth, but swallowing too much of it over time can lead to a condition called fluorosis that can cause white spots to show up on his adult teeth. From: BabyCenter.com
Make stamp art. Cut a few potatoes in half. Carve a design on the end of each potato. Use the potatoes as stamps. Dip them in finger paints and stamp on paper.