Being a fluent and confident reader is one of the greatest skills we can provide to our children. At one point in human history learning to read was a priviledge that only royalty and nobility had access to. As parents we must seize every opportunity to provide our child with the tools to become fantastic readers so that they are able to search out and understand written text and information.
Teaching your toddler through song and dance or bright, colorful play-type activities is the ideal way to start. I have used a combination of reading, singing, dancing, flash cards and daily conversation to build my toddlers' confidence and familiarity with colors, numbers, letters, sounds and words with each of my six eldest of seven daughters.
Learning the alphabet and how to count is a fundamental step for every toddler - these two basic learning tools set the foundation for a bright future of life-long learning. It is often recommended to introduce your child to letters and numbers from as early as 6 months, however, this should be limited to songs, music and dancing the "numbers song" or "ABC song".
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Potty-training my first daughter was an absolute breeze, I sometimes feel she potty-trained herself. We went to the kiddie store one day, bought cute princess underwear and started from there. The first day, I removed her diaper and she went about her day coloring and playing as usual until nature called...