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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Toys for Toddlers

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Toddlers are able to learn by doing, repetition and plenty of practice. Playing is the perfect way to allow your child pick up vital skills in all areas of life from social skills to fine motor skills. With so many toys out there on the market you may be tempted to buy everything and everything which is not only expensive it can lead to storage problems in the home. We have a few tips for you to help you buy the right toys and make sure every purchase counts. Look for toys that grow with your child so they will...

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Five Ways to Help Your Toddler Learn to Read

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If your toddler isn’t one for sitting down quietly with a book don’t fear, they can still begin working on their language development. Most toddlers are more into being active than sitting still for any period of time but books and reading can be active too. Here are a few easy tips to help develop reading skills in even the most energetic toddlers: Sing rhymes and songs. First of all sing it correctly until your toddler has learnt the words then begin missing out the rhyming words or putting the wrong words in their place for your little one to...

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Playful Ways to Ignite the Imagination

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While some toddlers are able to pretend play with ease others find it a little difficult to get so involved. There are a few ways you can help even the most reluctant pretender to let their imagination loose and here are just a few tips to get you started.

Read books and watch some playful television shows. There are plenty of stories where the main character uses their imagination – and others will simply help to inspire pretend pay as children imagine they are in the world they have read about. There are shows on the television such as Chloe’s Closet which can be worth a watch too.

 

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Tips for Parents of Toddlers

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Toddlers are energetic, a lot of fun yet they can be very complex. As a parent you can find yourself in fits of laughter, bursting with pride or feeling uncertain about what steps to take next. While there is no handbook for children, and all toddlers are different, there are a few tips that are useful for all parents who have a joyful toddler on their hands.

  • Be careful what you say while your toddler is around. Little ones pick up on all different parts of your conversations, even when you think they aren’t paying attention. Sometimes toddlers will repeat what you have said at the least appropriate moment – so do think if it’s the right time to have the conversation or if it would be better to speak about it later when little ears aren’t listening.
 

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Parents Make the Best Play Buddies

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Being a parent to a toddler is the perfect excuse to embrace your inner child. Playing has so many benefits for young children so if you have spent the afternoon playing rather than working you can rest assured that it was time well spent.  Playing isn't just about having a good time it’s also about feeling good and learning without even thinking about it. As a toddler plays they are not only having a giggle, they are also learning constantly. For example, if your child is playing with the shape sorter they are overcoming problems - What shape fit’s where? They can...

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