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  • Vocabulary Printables
    Curious George's Transportation
    Explore the many ways Curious George traveled during his adventures. This printable activity uses illustrations to review transportation vocabulary. ...
  • Vocabulary Printables
    Silly Sentences
    Finish the very silly sentences in this printable and you will reveal tongue twisters. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tantrums
    Three-Year-Old Cries All the Time
    Three-year-olds aren't able use words at all times when they are angry, frustrated, or frightened. ...
  • Children's Book Characters Printables
    Curious George's Opposites
    Build young children's vocabulary and teach them about opposites with this illustrated Curious George activity. ...
  • School and Learning
    Preschool Expectations
    How Well Do You Know Preschoolers?
    Take our quiz to find out if you have the right expectations for your three- or four-year-old. ...
  • School and Learning
    Sound
    What Did You Say?
    What Did You Say? Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Enhance your child's listening skills and auditory discrimination with this silly activity. Review a picture book or magazine with your c...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Speech
    Three-Year-Old Doesn't Talk
    Speech delays should be investigated sooner rather than later. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Stuttering
    How to Help a Preschooler Who Stutters
    How to Help a Preschooler Who Stutters You may be concerned if your preschooler starts to stutter and stammer a lot. Don't worry about it. Stuttering and stammering are common at this age due to the lag between a three-year-old's ability to thi...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Your Toddler
    How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old
    How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old Your child's improving language skills, combined with his increased attention span, makes sustained conversations possible at age three. And the more conversation, the better. Your modeling o...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Sharing Adventures: Reading to Your Two-Year-Old
    Sharing Adventures: Reading to Your Two-Year-Old Two is a terrific age for reading to your child. Your toddler wants to build her vocabulary and will eagerly sit to hear stories that offer her new words to learn. But reading books to your todd...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Your Toddler
    How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old
    How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old Your child's improving language skills, combined with his increased attention span, makes sustained conversations possible at age three. And the more conversation, the better. Your modeling o...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Your Toddler's Development: Building Vocabulary
    Your Toddler's Development: Building Vocabulary One thing about most two-year-olds: You can't get them to shut up. Your toddler is constantly talking, talking, talking. Your child wants you to understand her experience, just as she herself is be...
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Characteristics Checklist for Asperger's Syndrome: Language Skills
    Print out and use this checklist to help in an initial diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome in your child. You can find more checklists on Asperger's syndrome here. ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Nutrition -- Definitions
    Print out this list of nutrition vocabulary words and ask your children to define them. They can practice their research skills by using the dictionary to look up any words they do not know. ...
  • Decoding Puzzles Printables
    Imagine That!
    Imagine a different first letter on each word in this word game, and you'll get a completely different thing! ...
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Dictionary Name Game
    Dictionary Name Game Required: Dictionary Pen and paper What's in a name? A great opportunity for learning new words—with the help of a dictionary. During breakfast, snack time, or any time you and your child want to expand your vocabularies a...