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Best Books For Toddlers

When it comes to books, the best books for toddlers include a lot of pictures! According to research from Ohio State University, picture books, without words are the best. The research found that parents should not be so quick to push ‘big-kid’ books on their toddlers. Books without words can increase literacy and vocabulary skills more than books with text. Sound strange?

Mary Brigid Barrett from the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance agrees with the research. Barrett feels there are big benefits to telling the story in your own words, embellishing the plot and even creating your own dialogue. Toddlers can join in the creative process and are more likely to exercise their verbal skills.

Along with lots of pictures, simple words and rhyming text are also important. Here is a list of 10 classics with lots of pictures and they will surely top the list of some of the best books for toddlers:

1. Owl Babies, Martin Waddell

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

3. Eating The Alphabet, Lois Ehlert

4. Harry The Dirty Dog, Gene Zion

5. Are You My Mother?, PD Eastman

6. Corduroy, Don Freeman

7. Hug, Jez Alborough

8. Snuggle Puppy, Sandra Boynton

9. Hop On Pop, Dr. Seuss

10. The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson

Teach My Toddler is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for toddlers. In addition to some of the best books for toddlers, the kit is divided into four sections to teach a toddler The Alphabet, Numbers, Shapes and Colors. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has everything necessary to learn the basics. Teach My Toddler contains matching teaching tools such as puzzles, board books, posters and flashcards, all in one portable & storable carrying case.

18 Jul, 2014
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Best Books For Toddlers

When it comes to books, the best books for toddlers include a lot of pictures! According to research from Ohio State University, picture books, without words are the best. The research found that parents should not be so quick to push ‘big-kid’ books on their toddlers. Books without words can increase literacy and vocabulary skills more than books with text. Sound strange?

Mary Brigid Barrett from the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance agrees with the research. Barrett feels there are big benefits to telling the story in your own words, embellishing the plot and even creating your own dialogue. Toddlers can join in the creative process and are more likely to exercise their verbal skills.

Along with lots of pictures, simple words and rhyming text are also important. Here is a list of 10 classics with lots of pictures and they will surely top the list of some of the best books for toddlers:

1. Owl Babies, Martin Waddell

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

3. Eating The Alphabet, Lois Ehlert

4. Harry The Dirty Dog, Gene Zion

5. Are You My Mother?, PD Eastman

6. Corduroy, Don Freeman

7. Hug, Jez Alborough

8. Snuggle Puppy, Sandra Boynton

9. Hop On Pop, Dr. Seuss

10. The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson

Teach My Toddler is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for toddlers. In addition to some of the best books for toddlers, the kit is divided into four sections to teach a toddler The Alphabet, Numbers, Shapes and Colors. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has everything necessary to learn the basics. Teach My Toddler contains matching teaching tools such as puzzles, board books, posters and flashcards, all in one portable & storable carrying case.

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Baby’s First Words

Easy tips to encourage baby’s first words! Around 8 months, your baby will start to imitate sounds and you may experience your baby’s first words! The first dozen words will refer to you and other favorite people, favorite toys or other objects, and favorite foods. Your baby’s first words will consist almost entirely of common nouns and proper nouns: “Mama,” “Dada,” “sock,” “shoe,” “ball,” “spoon,” “cup” or “car”

Here are 5 easy tips to encourage your baby’s first words

1. Read Together: Reading is important for so many reasons. Not only will it create a life long love of books but it will allow your baby to watch your mouth movements and encourage vocabulary.

2. Talk A Lot: Providing a running commentary while performing daily activities such as dressing, bathing, feeding is essential for building first words.

3. Animal Sounds – The cow says “moo” and the dog says “woof”! When you make animal sounds, encourage your baby to watch your mouth closely as you make the sound. Your baby will eventually mimic and imitate your mouth’s movements. 

4. Sing – Babies love music and especially songs with rhyming and silly noises. Singing will introduce a broad range of sounds for your baby to imitate.

5. Name Everything – Be sure that everything you pick up is named. “Here is your spoon”  ”Let’s put on your socks” Naming items will build vocabulary and encourage dialogue.

Teach My Baby First Words introduces your baby to the most common first twelve words in the English language. Just 10-20 minutes a day with the award winning Teach My Baby tools and your baby can master their first words! Use the coordinated book and one-piece puzzles together to encourage repetition, interaction and fun, educational play. The set has everything you need to give your baby’s literacy skills a head start!

09 Jul, 2014
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Baby’s First Words

Easy tips to encourage baby’s first words! Around 8 months, your baby will start to imitate sounds and you may experience your baby’s first words! The first dozen words will refer to you and other favorite people, favorite toys or other objects, and favorite foods. Your baby’s first words will consist almost entirely of common nouns and proper nouns: “Mama,” “Dada,” “sock,” “shoe,” “ball,” “spoon,” “cup” or “car”

Here are 5 easy tips to encourage your baby’s first words

1. Read Together: Reading is important for so many reasons. Not only will it create a life long love of books but it will allow your baby to watch your mouth movements and encourage vocabulary.

2. Talk A Lot: Providing a running commentary while performing daily activities such as dressing, bathing, feeding is essential for building first words.

3. Animal Sounds – The cow says “moo” and the dog says “woof”! When you make animal sounds, encourage your baby to watch your mouth closely as you make the sound. Your baby will eventually mimic and imitate your mouth’s movements. 

4. Sing – Babies love music and especially songs with rhyming and silly noises. Singing will introduce a broad range of sounds for your baby to imitate.

5. Name Everything – Be sure that everything you pick up is named. “Here is your spoon”  ”Let’s put on your socks” Naming items will build vocabulary and encourage dialogue.

Teach My Baby First Words introduces your baby to the most common first twelve words in the English language. Just 10-20 minutes a day with the award winning Teach My Baby tools and your baby can master their first words! Use the coordinated book and one-piece puzzles together to encourage repetition, interaction and fun, educational play. The set has everything you need to give your baby’s literacy skills a head start!

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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Are you wondering what your preschooler should know before kindergarten? With the arrival of summer, back-to-school seems a long way off. However, here are a few summer activities for a simple kindergarten readiness checklist. Our suggestions include math, science, language and social behavior. We cover important concepts necessary for every kindergarten readinesss checklist.

1. Math: Practice math skills in the kitchen by giving your preschooler tasks that involve counting and number recognition. Using a simple cupcake recipe, kids can count out liners, identify numbers and even learn sequencing by following the recipe.

2. Science: Master science skills in the backyard by exploring the outdoors. With the help of a simple magnifying glass, preschoolers can look at seeds, bugs, flowers and other live creatures. Use the time to explain how seeds spread to help growth and discuss where bugs and insects live.http://teachmy.com/wp/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

3. Language: Practice reading and language at bedtime as part of the night time routine. At the start of kindergarten, preschoolers should be able to recognize letters, understand a basic plot and know rhymes. Read to your preschooler every night and encourage conversation about the story by asking open-ended questions, so your preschooler can develop opinions and think more deeply.

4. Social: Learn social skills with play at home. Preschoolers can practice etiquette necessary for success in kindergarten such as sharing, taking turns and following directions during playdates and time with siblings. Keep an eye on the play and help your preschooler learn self-control and empathy.

Along with the kindergarten readiness checklist, Teach My Preschooler, the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit can prepare your preschooler for kindergarten. The Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit is divided into four sections to teach your preschooler – Reading, Printing, Numbers to 100, Adding and Subtracting. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has an assortment of everything necessary for teaching preschoolers the basics. Full of activities for preschoolersthe kit has fully-coordinated books, flashcards, posters, a print guide and magic drawing board, all in a case. Developed with education consultant, Judith Rowlands, M Ed., Teach My Preschooler is designed to give preschoolers a head start, develop fine motor skills, encourage parent/child interaction and increase school readiness skills.

01 Jul, 2014
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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Are you wondering what your preschooler should know before kindergarten? With the arrival of summer, back-to-school seems a long way off. However, here are a few summer activities for a simple kindergarten readiness checklist. Our suggestions include math, science, language and social behavior. We cover important concepts necessary for every kindergarten readinesss checklist.

1. Math: Practice math skills in the kitchen by giving your preschooler tasks that involve counting and number recognition. Using a simple cupcake recipe, kids can count out liners, identify numbers and even learn sequencing by following the recipe.

2. Science: Master science skills in the backyard by exploring the outdoors. With the help of a simple magnifying glass, preschoolers can look at seeds, bugs, flowers and other live creatures. Use the time to explain how seeds spread to help growth and discuss where bugs and insects live.http://teachmy.com/wp/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

3. Language: Practice reading and language at bedtime as part of the night time routine. At the start of kindergarten, preschoolers should be able to recognize letters, understand a basic plot and know rhymes. Read to your preschooler every night and encourage conversation about the story by asking open-ended questions, so your preschooler can develop opinions and think more deeply.

4. Social: Learn social skills with play at home. Preschoolers can practice etiquette necessary for success in kindergarten such as sharing, taking turns and following directions during playdates and time with siblings. Keep an eye on the play and help your preschooler learn self-control and empathy.

Along with the kindergarten readiness checklist, Teach My Preschooler, the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit can prepare your preschooler for kindergarten. The Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit is divided into four sections to teach your preschooler – Reading, Printing, Numbers to 100, Adding and Subtracting. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has an assortment of everything necessary for teaching preschoolers the basics. Full of activities for preschoolersthe kit has fully-coordinated books, flashcards, posters, a print guide and magic drawing board, all in a case. Developed with education consultant, Judith Rowlands, M Ed., Teach My Preschooler is designed to give preschoolers a head start, develop fine motor skills, encourage parent/child interaction and increase school readiness skills.

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Building Blocks For Kids

Building blocks for kids can encourage fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, language skills and divergent thinking. According to developmental psychologist, Rachel Keen, parents and teachers need to design environments that encourage and enhance problem solving from a young age. 

Here are 4 building block games for babies to practice their skills and learn to manipulate and grasp large and small objects:

1. Hide & Seek – Hide blocks under blankets and behind toys but within baby’s reach to enhance fine motor skills.

2. Sort It Out – Line the blocks up from smallest to largest, then largest to smallest to teach size differences and patterns.

3. Tower Tumble – Count and stack the building blocks for kids then watch them tumble to improve numeracy.

4. Word Fun - Develop language skills, if the blocks have pictures or colors, use this as an opportunity to teach new words!

Find building blocks for kids at Teach My -Teach My Baby SELF introduces your baby to the different parts of the face, using other babies and your baby's own face through building blocks.. The coordinated set includes blocks, a book, flashcards and mirrors. Just 10-20 minutes a day with the award winning Teach My Baby tools and your baby can learn to recognize his or her reflection and master the parts of the face. The set encourages hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and fine motor skills in a  fun and educational way.

18 Jun, 2014
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Building Blocks For Kids

Building blocks for kids can encourage fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, language skills and divergent thinking. According to developmental psychologist, Rachel Keen, parents and teachers need to design environments that encourage and enhance problem solving from a young age. 

Here are 4 building block games for babies to practice their skills and learn to manipulate and grasp large and small objects:

1. Hide & Seek – Hide blocks under blankets and behind toys but within baby’s reach to enhance fine motor skills.

2. Sort It Out – Line the blocks up from smallest to largest, then largest to smallest to teach size differences and patterns.

3. Tower Tumble – Count and stack the building blocks for kids then watch them tumble to improve numeracy.

4. Word Fun - Develop language skills, if the blocks have pictures or colors, use this as an opportunity to teach new words!

Find building blocks for kids at Teach My -Teach My Baby SELF introduces your baby to the different parts of the face, using other babies and your baby's own face through building blocks.. The coordinated set includes blocks, a book, flashcards and mirrors. Just 10-20 minutes a day with the award winning Teach My Baby tools and your baby can learn to recognize his or her reflection and master the parts of the face. The set encourages hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and fine motor skills in a  fun and educational way.

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05 Jun, 2014
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Reading Counts

Many new parents wonder why reading counts, when it comes to young babies. Experts believe reading to your baby can be very beneficial. Here are 9 simple reasons why starting early and reading to your baby should be an important part of your daily routine:

1. Promote Listening Skills

2. Expose your Baby to an Increased Number of Vocabulary Words

3. Develop Your Baby’s Attention Span and Memory

4. Help Your  Baby Master Uncommon words

5. Ensure Your Baby Understands the Meanings of Words

6. Teach Your Baby Concepts about Print or Ebooks.

7. Promote Bonding Between You And Your Baby

8. Stimulate Your Baby’s Imagination and Senses

9. Reading Counts for Instilling a Love of Books and Learning 

Reading counts in the Teach My Baby Learning Kit, the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for babies. The kit is divided into four sections to teach babies- First Words, First Numbers, Self and Sound & Touch. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has an assortment of everything necessary to teach the basics; books, nesting blocks, finger puppets, textured & mirrored flashcards, a story board, one & two piece puzzles, all in a portable and storable carrying case.

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