This post is about the amazing things about babies and toddlers. Just as a reminder that children are amazing and hilarious. Babies The first time they do anything: Smile Laugh Crawl Walk Hug you back Kiss you Wiggle to music (dance) Say their first words The look of excitement on their face every time you … Continue reading “Children are amazing and hilarious||Los niños son increíbles y divertidos”
Praise the behavior you want to see more of. In our household we have used labelled praises to encourage reading from the day our baby was born. The benefits of reading to babies are well known and they include: Increasing concentration, listening, memory and language skills Introducing new concepts Fostering an interest in books Improving … Continue reading “Reading to babies (0-12 months)|| Leer a bebés (0-12 meses)”
Reading to our son and using labelled praise to encourage his interest in books from the day he was born has meant that as a toddler he loves books. One of his favourite activities is going to the library and picking out books he wants to borrow. Reading during the toddler years has many benefits: … Continue reading “Reading to toddlers || Leer a los niños pequeños”
Praise the behavior you want to see more of. One behavior that is often undervalued and under reinforced (i.e., praised) is play behavior. Play is a behavior that all children engage in and so it can be taken for granted. However, research has found that play is important for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development … Continue reading “The importance of play || La importancia del juego”
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