7 Things About Life We Can Learn From Little Children

little childrenToday, during our afternoon walk, I couldn’t get this quote out of my head:

“Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

The Christian explanation of this Bible verse is mostly based on a childlike faith and submission.

But having worked with many young children and now raising two of my own, I know there is a whole lot more we can learn from them.

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Toddler Schedule: A Real Life Example [plus tips for creating your own]

Sample Toddler Schedule

Some days with toddlers are super hectic while others are easy and mellow.

But certainly never dull.

Toddlers are quite unpredictable. One moment they are running around happily when a minute later their world seems to be coming to an end.

To help them out to deal with their big emotions, rapid growth and constant need for discovery, it is a good practice to keep a steady rhythm in our children’s day. Continue Reading

10 Ways to Prevent Your Baby from Becoming a “Picky Eater”

New parent advice: How not to raise a picky eater!Most parents would like to establish healthy eating habits for their children. We all know that feeding them pizza and chicken nuggets is not good for them. But we often hear, “He is such a picky eater, he won’t eat anything else!”  Scary, right?

Every child has a potential to become a picky eater.

The good news is you can absolutely PREVENT this from happening in your family!

Today I am going to show you how.  Continue Reading

Educational Baby Toys: The Complete List of the Best Toys For Your Baby

Educational Baby ToysAre you looking for truly educational toys?

Not the ones that the toy companies’ marketing experts try to force on you, but toys that your baby can actually benefit and learn from?

Look no more!

As a mom with a background in child development and psychology, I would like to help you today to understand what baby play really looks like and what toys are truly educational and age appropriate.

Hint: They don’t require batteries!

I also created a list of toys ordered by age groups from newborns to 12-month-olds.

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Early Language Development: A Complete Guide [with activities]

Early speech developmentChildren know a lot about language long before they say their first word. Therefore speech and language delays can, in many cases, be prevented with the right kind of interaction.

But first, we need to understand the basic characteristics of early speech and language development.

Read to find out exactly how your baby is acquiring language during the first year of life. And what can you do to help her out!

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Toddler Language Development: A Comprehensive Guide

Learn more about Toddler Speech Milestones and help your toddler acquire language skills!All parents watch very closely for possible signs of delay or a problem with their children.

We worry too much, “google” even more and get buried in the amount of information out there.

I’ve come to put stop to it today. Here you can find a comprehensive guide to toddler language development based on thorough scientific research (with resources). Continue Reading

6 Amazing Benefits of Reading to Babies: Why Starting Early Matters

Benefits of reading to babies are way too wonderful to be ignored. Learn more and then pick a book and read to your little one!Are you ready to give your baby a head start? 

Forget technology, the latest apps or overpriced classes.

Instead consider the one, most educational, and simplest activity a parent and a child can engage in together.

Yes, you guessed it right. It is reading.

I will take you on a journey of discovery that will make you want to pick up a book (any book nearby) and read to your baby right away.

We will go through six major benefits of reading to babies supported by science and educators from around the world.

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Toddler Books: The Ultimate List Based On Typical Toddlers’ Interests

Toddler booksToddlerhood! The turbulent and emotional era of early childhood. One can fully comprehend it only after having kids (absolutely my case)!

But despite the busy, hectic, and exhaustingly long days a life with toddler brings, there are many good and beautiful moments a family can experience together. One of them is definitely reading together. Continue Reading

Tips and Tricks for Reading with Toddlers

Reading with toddlersIs your toddler too busy to sit quietly through a book? Does he show no interest in reading with you whatsoever?

I hope we can all agree that reading aloud with our young children has benefits beyond a pass-time activity.

Do not despair if books are not on top of your toddler’s priority list at the moment. It can be changed!

Today I am going to show you why reading with toddlers matters and how to establish a regular reading routine with your little one in a few simple steps.

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