Hi. I am a mother of an 18 month old boy. I have been trying to teach him ABC, 123 and stuff like that. I was wondering if someone had any other ideas on what to teach him and what are some activities we can do to help him learn more. And even activities he can do when he is with his grandparents. I will take any suggestions.
Answer by Jademom07 at 2:39 PM on Nov. 11, 2009
Answer by HuskerMommy08 at 3:47 PM on Nov. 11, 2009
Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 4:09 PM on Nov. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2009
Answer by angelairelan at 8:37 PM on Nov. 11, 2009
I have to disagree with Lifes-a-dance. There is no problem with teaching your child their ABCs, 123s, colors, or other things at this stage as long as you are making it informal and fun. It is hard for me to give examples of activities because we have never sat down and had "teaching" time. We would play with his alphabet blocks and at random would ask "what's this?" give a few seconds and then tell him "this is W", We would point out letters, numbers or objects on our walks around the block or through the mall. We read books that had letters (Dr Seuss ABCs, The A book, The B book, ) or ones that had numbers (Hippos go berserk). We point out pictures in books or around the house and tell what/who it is. The biggest thing is make it fun, informal, and don't push. He will learn when he is ready.
Answer by chrissmom734 at 4:41 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
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