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Toddler’s Sense of Self-Awareness

    When your baby was born, she had no idea that she was a separate person from you with thoughts and feelings and two arms and two legs. This is something she is learning over time. Self-awareness, or “sense of self” is an important skill that contributes to your child’s level of independence and...

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STEM Activities for the 23-Month-Old

A STEM Self Portrait STEM Concepts: Engineering (designing), Technology (use of objects), Science (human anatomy) Materials: Loose parts (such as buttons, yarn, string, sticks, beads, foam, etc.) empty frame, mirror, oval shaped piece of construction paper or felt. What to Do: Set a mirror in front of your child. Ask her “What different things on...

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Your 23-month-old at Play

Your 23-month-old is becoming more engaged with others through play. This is a great time to build social skills. Try to allow for lots of opportunities to practice these skills through play in social situations. If you child goes to child care, this is happening naturally, but if your child does not have a lot...

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Serve and Return Conversations

Back and forth conversations, otherwise called “serve and return” or “conversational turns” are the best predictor of your toddler’s future academic skills. By providing your toddler with lots of opportunities to engage in conversations with you all day, you are adding to his vocabulary, ability for critical thinking and logic skills, and higher level academic...

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Your Empathetic and Compassionate Toddler

Your 24-month-old is developing a stronger sense of self-awareness. This new awareness helps your toddler realize that he is separate from you and other people and that he has his own thoughts and feelings. He is also beginning to learn that other people have thoughts and feelings that are different from his. With this new...

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Bossy Pants Toddler

Is your toddler becoming a bossy-pants? Do you hear the words “no,” “mine,” “watch me,” and “I can do it” more and more everyday? Sounds like you have a typical toddler. He is experimenting with his new-found ability to use language to cause a reaction in people and sometimes even get what he wants. Your...

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STEM Activities for the 22- Month-Old

Nature Walk  STEM Concepts: Science (life science, earth science), Technology (simple tools), Math (patterns and classification) Materials: Appropriate attire for outside exploration (rain boots for puddle jumping not necessary but encouraged). Plastic bags, magnifying glasses, plastic trays. Expansion – plain paper, crayons and glue. What to do: Go on a nature walk anywhere that has trees,...

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Play at 22 Months

You may start to see real-life events play out through your child’s symbolic play. Symbolic play, also called pretend play or imaginative play is becoming more and more typical for your toddler right now as she plays house, doctor, farmer, and mom to her baby dolls. You may notice your toddler talking on the “phone”...

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Toddler Language Hacks

Trick your toddler into talking. Make him giggle. Be silly! Here are some tips to engage in conversations, make your toddler ask for what they need and keep your toddler engaged while making him belly laugh at the same time. Put your toddler’s shoe on his hand or his pants on his head while dressing...

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Your Toddler’s Love/Hate Relationship With You

  While some toddlers may be very affectionate, always in your lap and generous with the hugs and kisses, other toddlers pretend not to even know mom and dad. They are figuring out just how independent they are going to be. This can also vary from day to day. One day, you may have the...

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