What are the preliminary concepts needed to undertsand time? How do you teach your toddler the difference between now and later?
Answer by eringobrough at 1:35 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
I always do it with a sign. I hold my finger up like number one (one minute) when they have to wait. Soon they learn that the finger means I know they want something, they have to wait, and they will get what they want. It's great to use a sign because you can do it in public. If you are talking to someone or busy you can do the finger and they will know to wait. That's a way to teach the idea of a little later.
Answer by Gailll at 11:01 AM on Jul. 1, 2010