Early Development

Get all the early development information you need for toddlers and preschoolers. I’m sharing all the stages of growth and development for your littles learners. Get the scoop on developmental milestones for toddlers and preschoolers.

What You Need to Know About Fast Learners

Overview: There is a lot of debate of what kids need to know at certain points, and some parents can become quite defensive when it comes to what to teach and when to teach it. But some times our kids are just fast learners, and that’s perfectly okay. Sicily knows most of her letters, shapes, […]

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How to Cater to Children’s Learning Styles

Overview: Planning activities for your child isn’t enough for really learning material. You have to consider  interests, developmental level, readiness, and most importantly children’s learning styles. I’m always preaching to follow a child’s interest when planning themes and activities. When we plan around a child’s interests we know that they will become more engaged and […]

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Play and Learn: Can You Do Them at the Same Time?

Overview: Some parents I work with tend to think that you need to have your child sit down to do a worksheet or flashcards to learn their letters, shapes, numbers, and colors. This isn’t true. A child learns best through play, and today I’m going to defend my case on how to play and learn […]

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How to Use Tot Trays With Your Toddler

Overview: Tot trays are a Montessori inspired tray with an activity that focuses on fine motor skills, academic skills, or practical life skills. I first came across Tot Trays when I visited 1+1+1=1 during my first encounter with Tot School. I automatically fell in love with the idea. However, Sicily (22 months) has different plans. […]

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The Secret to The Toddler Attention Span

Overview: Help! My child won’t pay attention! Sound familiar? I’m sharing my best kept secret to the toddler attention span. It’s not what you think! Have you ever found an awesome activity on Pinterest, spent a ridiculous amount of time preparing for the activity, only to have your toddler spend 2 minutes on it? I […]

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Toddler Curriculum: Hands-On, Child-Led, and Process-Based

Overview: A toddler curriculum is just what I needed, but I also wanted to follow a child-led approach. Here’s my solution. Welcome to our Starting Tot School series. Be sure to check out all the other posts in this series to learn my step by step process to getting started with tot school. 1. What […]

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