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.

Loose Parts for Toddlers: How to Use Them Effectively

Overview: Loose parts are amazing additions to your home preschool or Tot School. There is no limit to the use of loose parts. 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. […]

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Toddler Learning: What do Toddlers Really Need to Know?

Overview: Knowing the expectations for toddler learning can help you plan activities that meet your child’s needs, but also allows you to follow their interests. 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 […]

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Developing a Love of Reading

You cannot walk into my house more than 2 feet without stepping on a book. Sicily’s new thing is to stack all the books she can find on my lap, add herself to the pile, and ask me to “eed” (read). She would be perfectly content to sit like this all day and read the […]

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Teaching Toddlers Self Help Skills

Sit back and imagine this… You’re sitting on the couch watching your favorite show when all of a sudden you hear a crash and “uh-oh” coming from the kitchen. Part of you wants to see what happened, but you know better. If you go in there, it will be a huge mess waiting for YOU […]

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Literacy Development in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Overview: You are never too young to start working on literacy skills. Take a look at the different stages of literacy development and a few of my favorite activities. I really can’t think of anything more important than literacy skills. You need to be able to read to properly function in this world. Literacy development […]

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Physical Development: Milestones and Activities for Ages 1-4

Overview: The physical learning domain is all about physical development. That includes the fine motor, gross motor, and physical growth of your child. Growing up I was always the kid that would rather cuddle up with a stuffed animal and read. I would venture outside to swing or do cartwheels every once in a while, […]

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