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Flying With A Toddler

Flying with a toddler can be a challenge. At Teach My, we always suggest creating a big bag full of surprises. Use new and nearly new small toys and activities to keep your toddler busy through the whole journey. According to Dr Vivian Hill, educational psychologist from the Institute of Education, 'Toys that spark the imagination and encourage creativity, rather than static toys like soft toys and dolls, are proven to keep children occupied for sustained periods.' 

Here is a list of 10 activity-based toys and games that will keep your toddler busy and maintain your sanilty, while flying with a toddler.

1. Stickers: Sticker books take up time and improve fine motor skills. Jazz up the pages of coloring books or plain paper too!

2. Books: Take advantage of the focused time with small board books that teach the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors

3. Coloring Books: Get the creative juices flowing, while teaching colors and fine motor skills.

4. Crayons: Use the crayons with a coloring book and plain paper. Practice colors and counting too!

5. Plain Paper: Great for drawing letters, numbers, showing the colors of the crayons and free play.

6. Finger Foods: Choose foods that you can count and take a long time to eat: cheerios, carrots and pretzels are perfect!

7. Finger Puppets: Super props for stories, songs and finger games!

8. Magazines: Flip through the pages and pick out letters, numbers, colors and more.

9. Games: Play  I Spy’ with the surroundings or even magazines. Great time to practice colors and numbers!

10. Imagination: Create stories and use things in your bag as props and characters!

Important Tip For Flying With A Toddler

When flying with a toddler, fill a bag with lots of new or nearly new items to keep your toddler entertained and busy for the duration of the trip!

Flying with a toddler? Teach My Toddler, the award winning learning kit is full of activities for on-the-go learning! 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 for educational play and focused one-on-one time. Teach My Toddler contains fully-coordinated teaching tools such as puzzles, board books, posters and flashcards, all in one portable and storable carrying case.

01 Aug, 2014
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Flying With A Toddler

Flying with a toddler can be a challenge. At Teach My, we always suggest creating a big bag full of surprises. Use new and nearly new small toys and activities to keep your toddler busy through the whole journey. According to Dr Vivian Hill, educational psychologist from the Institute of Education, 'Toys that spark the imagination and encourage creativity, rather than static toys like soft toys and dolls, are proven to keep children occupied for sustained periods.' 

Here is a list of 10 activity-based toys and games that will keep your toddler busy and maintain your sanilty, while flying with a toddler.

1. Stickers: Sticker books take up time and improve fine motor skills. Jazz up the pages of coloring books or plain paper too!

2. Books: Take advantage of the focused time with small board books that teach the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors

3. Coloring Books: Get the creative juices flowing, while teaching colors and fine motor skills.

4. Crayons: Use the crayons with a coloring book and plain paper. Practice colors and counting too!

5. Plain Paper: Great for drawing letters, numbers, showing the colors of the crayons and free play.

6. Finger Foods: Choose foods that you can count and take a long time to eat: cheerios, carrots and pretzels are perfect!

7. Finger Puppets: Super props for stories, songs and finger games!

8. Magazines: Flip through the pages and pick out letters, numbers, colors and more.

9. Games: Play  I Spy’ with the surroundings or even magazines. Great time to practice colors and numbers!

10. Imagination: Create stories and use things in your bag as props and characters!

Important Tip For Flying With A Toddler

When flying with a toddler, fill a bag with lots of new or nearly new items to keep your toddler entertained and busy for the duration of the trip!

Flying with a toddler? Teach My Toddler, the award winning learning kit is full of activities for on-the-go learning! 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 for educational play and focused one-on-one time. Teach My Toddler contains fully-coordinated teaching tools such as puzzles, board books, posters and flashcards, all in one portable and storable carrying case.

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Books For Preschoolers

When reading aloud books for preschoolers, be certain to use your index finger to point out capital letters, punctuation marks and to show that reading starts from left to right.

When considering books for preschoolers, these tips seem like simple suggestions but according to research by Shayne Piasta, assistant professor of teaching and learning at Ohio State University, preschool children whose teachers used print references during storybook reading showed more advanced reading skills one and even two years later when compared to children whose teachers did not use such references.

Try making a game out of it; call your index finger the ‘magic reading finger’, anything to make reading more fun for your little one! For some parents and caregivers, it is a small change that could make a huge difference.

Here is a list of 10 classic books for preschoolers to practice pointing out print:

1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

2. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr

4. Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak

5. The Complete Adventures Of Curious George by Margret & H.A. Rey

6. Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

7. Make Way For Duckling by Robert McCloskey

8. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

9. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

10. Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit has books for preschoolers, flashcards, posters, a magic drawing board and more. The kit is divided into four sections to teach preschoolers Reading, Printing, Numbers 1 to 100, Adding and Subtracting. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has everything necessary for teaching preschoolers the basics. 

25 Jul, 2014
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Books For Preschoolers

When reading aloud books for preschoolers, be certain to use your index finger to point out capital letters, punctuation marks and to show that reading starts from left to right.

When considering books for preschoolers, these tips seem like simple suggestions but according to research by Shayne Piasta, assistant professor of teaching and learning at Ohio State University, preschool children whose teachers used print references during storybook reading showed more advanced reading skills one and even two years later when compared to children whose teachers did not use such references.

Try making a game out of it; call your index finger the ‘magic reading finger’, anything to make reading more fun for your little one! For some parents and caregivers, it is a small change that could make a huge difference.

Here is a list of 10 classic books for preschoolers to practice pointing out print:

1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

2. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr

4. Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak

5. The Complete Adventures Of Curious George by Margret & H.A. Rey

6. Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

7. Make Way For Duckling by Robert McCloskey

8. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

9. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

10. Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit has books for preschoolers, flashcards, posters, a magic drawing board and more. The kit is divided into four sections to teach preschoolers Reading, Printing, Numbers 1 to 100, Adding and Subtracting. Requiring no batteries or DVDs, the kit has everything necessary for teaching preschoolers the basics. 

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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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