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The Benefits of Imaginary Play in Toddlers

The Benefits of Imaginary Play in Toddlers

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Put down the tablet and turn off the television.  If you really want your baby and toddler to learn, teach them how to participate in imaginary play.  This amazing and fun activity is packed full with learning opportunities in all areas of development including:  cognition, communication, motor, self-help, and social emotional. Let’s take a look […]

6 Tips To Get Your Toddler Buckled

6 Tips To Get Your Toddler Buckled

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My son did wonderful in the car seat the first 8 months.  He would sit back and just quietly stare out at the world through the rear window.  Then something changed….he suddenly HATED the car seat. Getting him strapped down was like trying to give a cat a bath. He would stiffen his whole body […]

How to Promote Learning While Playing in the Sandbox

How to Promote Learning While Playing in the Sandbox

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Where is a great place for toddlers to get a sensory experience while learning?  If you guessed the sandbox then you are correct! Summer is here which means there are lots of opportunities for your little one to learn, explore, and enjoy the outdoors.  If your little one will be spending some time in the […]

11 Surprising Ways to Teach Your Toddler at the Zoo

11 Surprising Ways to Teach Your Toddler at the Zoo

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The zoo provides a wonderful place for toddlers and babies to learn all about animals.  What you may not have noticed though is just how many other skills your little one is working on while they explore this new environment! Let’s take a look at each of the 5 areas of development to see just […]

Stranded at the Airport With a Toddler:  7 Ways to be Prepared and Save Money

Stranded at the Airport With a Toddler: 7 Ways to be Prepared and Save Money

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My 19 month old and I recently boarded an airplane together to go visit family. The original plan was to have a 30 minute layover scheduled in Minneapolis which would provide us with just enough time to run from one gate to the next and get back on a plane. However, this ended up being […]

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