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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Back to Basics

Every parent wonders what they can do to assist their child's development, what words to say what games to play. The truth of the matter is it's the basic things that really help, nothing fancy or over the top is needed! Don't lose sight of whats most important, talking with your child, reading with your child, singing and dancing. These basic skills help new toddlers understand the world around them. Don't feel the urge to make your child grow up to fast either. They will spend the next 18+ years in school, getting your child into a school setting early on is fine, but definitely not needed for optimum growth and development! Visit http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/12-18-months-activities-for-cognitive-development/?sssdmh=dm17.558742&esrc=nwpmmdailytip110511&email=2177568409 for some great, natural ways to support your child's development!


  1. I think many of us want our kids to get past a stage and grow out of it, but yet not grow up to fast! Thinking of my kids over 18 and out the door is scary! Great tips for toddler-pre-school time Laura!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Lilahbility!

    I couldn't agree more. So many people seem to be focusing on "academic" learning earlier and earlier in their child's lives. But it's really the socialization and interaction that are most important.

  3. Hi! I found you on MBC and I'm a new follower. What a thoughtful post. Because of my former career as a Family therapist, my bias is toward focusing on a child's emotional developement at these early age. It's the foundation of a meaningful life (I think). I'd love it if you stopped by www.gwenmossblog.blogspot.com and followed me too! Have a great weekend with the family. Leslie