Fun and healthy snacks

Kids think that immersing foods in tasty dip is pure fun. Possibilities include cottage cheese, guacamole and peanut butter.

teaching colors to colorblind kids

Teaching colors may be somewhat more difficult if your toddler is color-blind. 1 in 12 males, and 1 in 1000 females are.

Book Suggestion: Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb is a madcap band of dancing, prancing monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs to beginning readers. 

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Teachers and special circumstances

Tell the teacher if you think your child needs special help and about any special family situation that might affect child’s ability to learn.

Is your toddler a picky eater?

Even if your toddler is a picky eater, if he is growing normally and is physically active, with a lot of energy, then his diet is probably okay.

Avoiding tantrums

We’ve all heard of “The Terrible Twos” but in many children tantrums begin far before the first birthday, sometimes as early as nine months.

Keeping energy levels high

As well as 3 meals a day, snacks are important to keep young kids’ energy levels high throughout the day. Get into the habit of giving them a healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack.

Top allergens

The most common allergen foods are often called the “Big 8″: are peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, crustacean shellfish, and tree nuts like walnuts & almonds.

Combatting allergy attacks

You can’t control everything that goes in toddler’s mouth. Be prepared for allergy plagued kids by having children’s antihistamines on hand.

Book Suggestion: Big Enough for a Bed

Big Enough for a Bed – Elmo is too big for a crib! He’s ready to sleep in a big kid’s bed! It may take a little while, but with his favorite snuggly blanket and his teddy bear David by his side, soon Elmo feels comfortable in his new bed.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Setbacks in potty training

There may be times during training when children accidentally go in their diapers or training pants. Try to pick up child’s spirits with encouragement that she will get better with practice.

Bubble activity

Hang a long length of craft paper on a fence or wall and mix a bit of food coloring into some bubble soap. Have the children make a picture by blowing bubbles onto the paper.

Getting organized

Create an easy-to-use and maintain bin system for toys. Take pic of each toy type and tape to the front of each corresponding bin.

Travel tip before boarding

Make your kids use the toilets before boarding the aircraft as they are spacious and much cleaner compared to the aircraft ones.

Why toddlers bite

Toddlers bite for a variety of reasons, including teething, inability to communicate and the desire for attention and typically stops by age 3, when the child learns to communicate feelings verbally.

Child gate safety tip

When safety proofing your house for toddlers, use a screw-mounted gate at the top and the bottom of a stairway. Never use pressure gates at the top of the stairs.

Book Suggestion: The Carrot Seed Board Book

The Carrot Seed Board Book is a timeless classic that has been known and loved by children and parents for years.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Soothing a stuffy nose

Saline nose drops or spray provides immediate relief for a stuffy nose. They moisten membranes making it easier for your child to either blow their nose on their own.

How kids can get organized

Every night before a school day, have your kids put their backpack near the door you will use to exit the house in the morning.

Craft Idea: Paint with apples

Cut apple in half from the top down. Dip in paint and stamp apple shapes. Cut apple in half the other way to create a different shape stamp with a star in the center.