We have partnered with ABCmouse.com to give you our essentials for toddler learning. We recently received great feedback from our previous blog post centered on toddler advice so today I want to share more tips and information that may be of help. We absolutely love learning time in our home. Our little one could read, count, and spell before the age of two. Now that she’s two she knows shapes, colors, ABC’s, and can read about 15 to 20 words. If you’re interested I would love to share some of the things we’re using to enhance her learning.
We began reading to Maya while she was in the womb and since birth. Thanks to her grandparents and Dad she has a pretty awesome collection of reading materials. She absolutely loves reading and I can’t resist when she walks up to me with her book in hand and says “read to me.”
Along with reading books, we love to incorporate flash cards, sorting activities, coloring, homemade crafts, puzzles, play and music time, outdoor adventures, and educational television. Her flashcards cover the alphabet, animals, shapes, colors, objects, and opposites. I also like to draw things on paper and have her tell me what she sees.
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Feel free to share any tips you use to enhance your children’s learning in the comments below.