Here are my top ten posts by number of views… check them out!
- Should we teach toddlers to say I’m sorry? Teaching good manners, empathy, and taking responsibility for your actions.
- Passive Toys = Active Kids. Busy toys with buttons and flashing lights entertain children. Open-ended passive toys engage them.
- Brain Development: How to Help Your Child Learn and Grow. Learn about how novelty and repetition and down time help to build a brain.
- Schemas of Play. Children often have periods where they’re focused on one activity: throwing, or taking things apart, or carrying things around the house. Why do they do this – what are they learning, and how do we live with it?
- The Discipline Flow Chart – 6 Easy (or not-so-easy) Steps to Good Behavior. Discipline is about helping your child learn how to be a good person.
- Periods of Disequilibrium. Children have predictable developmental phases, when they are a struggle to live with as they work on managing new skills. Understanding that it’s just a phase can help give you the energy to make it through!
- How Many Toys is Enough. Finding your own balance between having “enough” toys to stimulate your child’s learning and entertain them without getting buried in toys.
- Fun with Toddlers: Transportation Theme. I have a whole “fun with toddlers” series which includes crafts, songs, books, and activities on various themes.
- Materials for Parent Educators. A large collection of handouts for teachers and parent educators to share with families on all aspects of parenting a young child.
- DIY Ball Wall. A fun project with PVC pipe, magnets, marbles, and an oil drip pan.