Anyone else struggling w/extended pretend play? My 4, soon to be 5 y/o is obsessed! We have some “Inception” play going down; MLP Mane 6 pretending to be Disney Princesses. If she had her way - and she tries - she would have us play from the moment she wakes up and she passes out from exhaustion. I’m so tired.
How should we be spending our days? I love the Montessori and Reggio approach. So I try to include lessons such as those in our days. And I’ll take moments to speak to her in Spanish. But I find when I’m cleaning the house or even just sitting and watching a show - guilty with phone in the hand at times. I’ll have the tv on and she will just play by herself. Or we will cuddle on the couch toge... More
I've tries board books with color themes. He picks up everything else (surprising amounts of details and even remembers the order in which the animals and birds etc come in the book) but is having hard time getting his colors. What can i do to help. He is 2 and knows his numbers and the letter song (for reference). Im not worried but just wanted to see if there is something i could do.
My daughter used to love going to swim and dance and for the most part school. Lately, before these events she says she does not want to go to them. It is a struggle to get dressed and in the car to go to them. For the most part, once she gets there she is fine and participates, but not as well as she used to. She doesn't always want to listen to her teachers or instructors. We obvi... More
My husband and I are really good at limiting screen time. We do not watch much tv anyway and the most our daughter watches is maybe an hour total a month, if that. We do use our phones to take pics or record videos. Our daughter (age 2) will often ask to watch the videos of herself. My husband is worried allowing her to watch them will turn her into a narcissistic YouTuber/social media influenc... More
I’ve never approached parents before on this topic. I run anxiety thinking I’m bothering parents if I ever suggest this. The problem with this thought process is that I’ve become socially awkward. To overcome this, what are some opening lines you have used to suggest a play date? To a parent you haven’t really talked to but your kids play with their kids at school and are bffs. Thanks! Hugs!
I have twins 18th months old I want to go with them to a Park o do something outside with them, but is difficult for me since they walk, runs in different ways. I don’t have someone who come with me no relatives close. Any advise? Thanks in advance!
My daughter will be two in October and she is bored with all of her toys. Her water table holds her interest for maybe 20 minutes. She no longer cares about her sand box. She's lost interest in playing with chalk. She might kick a ball around for 10 minutes but there's not much else she wants to do. She doesn't want to ride her bike. She hasn't touched her indoor toys for month... More
I’ve read the articles and I think I understand why most studies show that too much screen time can be disabling to children. However, I believe that it can be a useful tool to their growing brains as well. Of course, if done in moderation. He’s only 3 and my wife and I are very conscious of how much TV, phone, tablet or video games he can have or have access too, but I’m curious. What do othe... More
Anything I can do about it or is it just his personality and OK? He likes to smash things against hard surfaces, swipe toys off the table really hard so they go flying, dumping toys, etc. I always thought this was normal toddler behavior so I never really say anything to my son to correct his behavior... I just make him clean up his mess once he’s done. But why is it that when we are in a ro... More
So my son tuned two on the 3rd. And we had a big party with family . He wasn’t social with any of them . Even with his cousin he wasn’t . He was on me too much and he is never like that at home . So I’m asking how to make my son more social. I can’t afford day care or those Classes that cost 120 a month. I do take him out to parks and etc.. but he stay to his self . I’m like that also but socia... More
Has anyone tried these Mommy and me gymnastics class. I have a 3.5 year old that has not been in daycare and is starting preschool this September. I know it's going to be a challenge since she has been by my side this whole time. I work midnights in order to avoid having a babysitter or a daycare watch her. However I'm now running into the problem that she is probably going to have a ha... More
I have a 1 year old with a lot of energy and a willingness to learn! Other than reading books and the occasional flash cards, any advice for more learning games/activities? I plan to homeschool my kids and would love more than anything to start priming him for his future ahead!