Thursday, August 25, 2016

Share Their Day With Them

Toddlers are not capable of sharing their day with us as parents; however, they are capable of understanding their day if we share it with them.  Helping a toddler to fall asleep with books, milk, and storytelling about their day helps them connect to us as parents.  Toddlers are accumulating new nouns every day and they are capable of understanding the basics of what happened to them earlier.  A parent can tell them specific names of people they saw, specific names of places they went to, or specific verbs to describe what they did at the park for example.  Most importantly, by recounting their day with them, they feel connected to us emotionally.  

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