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Asked by ahawes at 10:51 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • We looked at letters, counted (3 books, 4 colors, etc,) talked about colors, sounded out letters, sang the alphabet song, read for the story and read for sounding out letters and recognizing letters. We also did shapes. songs with hand motions. We recited nursery rhymes. We had a shape sorter cube that the kids dropped the shapes into, that was fun and is a favorite of my grandchildren.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:55 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Right now we are working on getting him to follow simple directions. "Hand mommy your truck", "Pick up your cup", "Put up your cars"...things like that. He is 22 months old.

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 10:56 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • counting. ABC song. Trying to do nature walks to talk about fall colors- they kind of work.

    Trying to teach empathy and sharing through being nice to our cats and "sharing" food with mommy, daddy, kitties, dolls, etc.

    Puzzles are finally starting to catch his attention
    (23 months old)

    Answer by bloomsr at 11:18 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • My son like the Hooked on Phonics tapes. He can't write yet but he reads about as well as his 5 year old sister. He also likes playing on his computer. Highlights Magazine has a website with read along stories that he likes and he plays the hidden picture puzzles there. We count everything. Crayons, toy cars, trains, you name it. We practice drawing shapes outside with sidewalk chalks, at least until the dog comes over and steals a piece of chalk. Then we play tag.

    Answer by always_chris at 11:19 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • We don't have a set "learning" time since it's my belief that since he'll be doing it for 14+ years of his life once he starts preschool for now he can just learn by doing every day things. He learns about food and cooking during meal time, he learns about cleaning and personal hygeine during bath time, he learns about socializing anf friendships at day care, he learns about colors, shapes, etc. during play time and shopping time. I just make sure to explain everything I'm doing to my son. It won't all stick yet, but it's a start without pressuring him to "learn" even though that's exactly what he's doing..

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 AM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • We don't have a set "learning" time. Instead learning is a continuous process. We watch Super Why & Sesame Street to help learn letters and numbers. We play with letter blocks and point out letters and numbers we see around us on walks. We work on words to identify things around us on walks (car, truck, tree, ice cream man. . . ) We love to read so we use this time to also work on counting, numbers, letters, colors, animal identification, etc. We have play dates to work on social skills like sharing (though they really don't understand this concept yet). we try to work with language skills by either prompting him to say new words or trying to correct sounds and words he is saying wrong. . . B b butterfly (gubberfly). Just make learning fun and not a forced or strict thing. . .


    Answer by chrissmom734 at 12:45 AM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • I home school my two boys and the oldest one we're working on counting to 15, learning about the Autumn season (collecting leaves is fun!), complicated shapes, writing, and art ( 25 months). Find out what your child likes, and teach them from there! My oldest likes animals. So I may have flashcards with shapes and say "Penny Porcupine likes Paralellagrams, can you pick out the paralellagram?" and he will. We will count animals, talk about them. Mostly it's talking. Talk constantly on walks, in the house, when they are watching shows. It really makes a difference. :) Good luck!

    Answer by KorisMum at 9:45 AM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Right now we are learing ABC's :) he is doing great.... He is 18months

    Answer by hinson7169 at 12:01 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

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