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what can i do?

my dd is 16 mos old..and i feel like i should be teaching her stuff during the day...our routine is:

7-9 (depends on when she goes to bed)--get up
9:30-- (depends on when she wakes up) eat breakfast and then get dressed
10-11--play with toys
11-1 (or 1-3, again depending on time she wakes up)--nap time
USUALLY 12: eat lunch
1-3--(depends on when she wakes up) nap time
play time until dinner, and dinner's always at 5:30, then bath time at 8ish and bed shortly after..

BUT, when i say play time, for the most part she's always bringing me books to ready to her, but will play with her toys too.

SO, is there something i should be teaching her or just leave her be for now???

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Asked by mom_to_kenzie at 4:57 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Leave her be. You are teaching her by playing with her and interacting with her. That is all you need to be doing at this point.

    Answer by RoostersMom4 at 4:59 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • You can do arts and crafts, like coloring and washable finger paints.

    Music is also a great way to learn. Get a variety of simple instruments for her to try.

    What types of books are you reading? Get some that have numbers, shapes, animals, and other stuff you can work together to identify.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:03 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • leave her be.. but you could sing the ABC song while doing blocks, ask her repeat numbers up to ten, color and do small crafts with glue and washable markers.. if you are worried

    Answer by ArlieBeeMee at 5:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • You could teach her signs to help her communicate.

    Answer by Gailll at 5:06 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • I started colors, pointing out objects in books, putting toys away - helping with dishes - he loves to wash the fruit and veggies in the sink - coloring and saying the colors and shapes we are drawing- music like Head shoulders knee's and toes -and doing the moves - oh yeah, we started on body parts too at this age he's 22 months and knows all his body parts and my sister is slowly teaching him spanish words for his body parts too -

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:33 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • ask her what the animals, shapes, colors, and how many items are on each page. count steps

    Answer by CIHsmom at 7:24 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Reading to her is one of the best ways to educate her. You're doing great!

    Answer by Vera3100 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

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