popular topics in toddlers

  • Individuality
    I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills
    Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-este...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Ending Toddler Bedtime Struggles
    Babies and Toddlers
    Simple Steps to Ending Toddler Bedtime Struggles
    Few self-respecting toddlers will go to bed without a fuss or a fight. Your child just has too much that they want to do to welcome rest, no matter how reinvigorating it might prove. What's going on elsewhere around the house? Where are mommy and...
  • Playdough
    6 Homemade Playdough Recipes
    Everyone seems to have a favorite playdough recipe, and many old favorites have been included here. Some require cooking and some don't; some are meant to be eaten and some are not. Choose the recipe that best suits your needs and the ingredients...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Remedies for Common Childhood Ailments
    Children's General Health
    Staff Picks: Treating Childhood Illnesses: What Works and What Doesn't?
    Karo Syrup for Constipation: Not a Thing Karo syrup is a brand of corn syrup that was once widely recommended for helping babies poop. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, this kind of dark corn syrup doesn't contain the same chemical structur...
    Laurie Mega
  • A young mother breastfeeding her toddler
    Babies and Toddlers
    Toddler Breastfeeding: 4 Tips to Help You Wean With Ease
    If it's right for you and your toddler, extended breastfeeding can have many benefits for you both. According to the Mayo Clinic, breastfeeding supplies your growing child with just the right levels proteins, carbohydrates, fats and enzymes, as w...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Indoor activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Top 5 Indoor Activities for Toddlers
    Fall is here, and the weather is getting dodgier by the day. Before you know it, cool nights will give way to cooler days, then rain and snow. No longer will you be able to throw open the back door and let your little one run free, or take a jaun...
    Laurie Mega
  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
    Clay
    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • toddler potty training
    Toilet Training
    Potty Training Tips for When Your Kid Won't Go
    Fun Fact: Parents in the U.S. potty train their children  later than many others across the globe. Parents in China, for example, start training as early as a few days old. They dress them in pants that are open at the bottom and hiss or whistl...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • kids reading book to overcome fear
    Fear of the Dark
    15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears
      Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner w...
  • hiking tips for families with toddlers
    Activities for Kids
    6 Hiking Tips for Families With Toddlers
    Hiking is a wonderful way to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. But what if you've got a toddler in tow? Don't fret! The following hiking tips for families with toddlers will help you make your journey enjoyable for adults and toddlers alike. ...
    Laura Richards
  • Individuality
    I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills
    Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-este...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Pile of Colored Craft Sticks
    Crafts for Kids
    5 Ways to Use Craft Sticks for Play
      We are always looking for cheap ways to play, and a bag of craft sticks definitely fits that inexpensive bill. Craft sticks are popsicle sticks that come in several different sizes and colors, and don't require sticky mess clean-up before us...
  • Young boy playing with building blocks
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An Engineer
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An EngineerEngineering may sound like a big word for early learning, but the planning, constructing, reconstructing, dismantling, and testing of how shapes and objects fit together or work together is something young chil...
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am A Scientist
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am A Scientist Young children have a natural curiosity about their world— in many ways you could say they're natural scientists. Scientific exploration can provide amazing opportunities for developing skills in asking ques...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toddler Nutrition
    Two-Year-Old Refuses to Eat
    Two-and-a-half-year-olds really want to have control over something -- and what they eat is the number one control issue. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Preschool boy holding red pencil
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Name Writing
    Kindergarten Prep: Name WritingThe step following mark-making is letter writing, creating symbols that are recognizable to you and to your child. Young children often make the most progress writing the letters in their name before writing any ot...