During the early part of your child's second year, he'll start to understand when you're talking about him. Learn why discussing your toddler's behavior with other people in front of him may contribute to repeat performances.
Your child has likely played with an array of motorized toys at this point in her life: cars that zoom forward after being pulled back, animals that scurry after you snap in a battery, and so forth. Can you imagine what your toddler thinks about these?
You know by now that when your little one thrusts her index finger at an object, she’s drawing you into her realm of curiosity. How you respond not only speeds up how she labels the world around her, but also cements your relationship together during the
It's a surefire way to keep your toddler occupied while you finish up all the things on your to-do list. But studies show that too much time spent viewing TV and DVDs may lead to attention problems down the road for your toddler. Here's why.
Your little one knows that you’ll allow him to grasp at items that are safe to touch. But he’ll look quizzically at you and point when noticing something unfamiliar. Learn the key differences between your toddler’s pointing and reaching behaviors right no
Your toddler is a little scientist right now: You'll find him playing with one toy, then picking up a similar one and attempting to use it the same way. Learn more about your child's developing generalization and hypothesizing skills.
Tough as it may be to sit back and watch your child struggle with a task these days, it’s important for her growing brain for you to limit your interference as she works out solutions. Here’s why experimentation is an important part of learning right now.
Though your little one may just gape passively as you flip through the channels, there’s a lot on the screen that he’s absorbing right now. Learn why toddlers are especially susceptible to what they see on TV.
Hello, neater playroom! Around this age, your child's interest in and ability to categorize the items in her world heightens, and she'll be grateful for opportunities to put her toys into piles. See why this skill is taking hold right now.
Right now, you might be finding it nearly impossible to get a moment alone without your child excitedly wanting to get involved with the book you're reading or the soup you're stirring. Learn why what you're looking at is so fascinating to your toddler!
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