I'd like to get some ideas about what things I should be teaching my toddlers. I don't want them to get to school and have the teacher say I can't believe she/he can't___________yet. I like learning to be a natural experience for them, but I'm afraid I'll overlook something really important!
Do you have any suggestions for early childhood development books or other resources?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by doodlebopfan at 4:34 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
Answer by doodlebopfan at 4:41 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
Thanks doodlepobfan. I'm taking pretty much the same approach you are, but I just wonder sometimes if I might be overlooking something really important. My twins are 2 1/2, and they just suddenly seem like they aren't babies anymore. Kindergarten is not nearly as far in the future as I would for it to be!
Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
Answer by doodlebopfan at 4:46 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
Answer by doodlebopfan at 4:58 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
OP here - I have a boy and a girl. My daughter's vocabulary is growing pretty fast now, and she is really taking off with everything; she can sing the alphabet song and recite numbers up to 10. My son's speech is a little delayed, but I think things will accelerate for him as his vocabulary improves; I worry about him more, but he is doing really well. They are both really attached to their magic erase (Magna Doodle type) boards right now, and that is giving us lots of opportunities to add letters and numbers into play naturally.
Thanks for all the ideas and thoughtful responses!
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:22 PM on Mar. 8, 2010