Capable & Independent Children: A Photo Essay

Parenting
**This is a guest post from Aleta of Hinterland Mama** You know your children are growing up, when... They are visibly capable and independent! And I, as a Mama and primary caregiver, take absolute pride in that. I know many people didn't agree with my supervised, almost 2 year old playing with my pin cushion while I was sewing. But if my eldest - Mr Turtle - pricked his finger (I think he only did it once or twice), he learnt quickly not to! And now, he and his brother, confidently sew for themselves and gifts for their friends. Little Pipkin turned age 4 and Mr Turtle, age 5 this April. I love that they are able to accomplish, Oh so many things!   I have always encouraged my boys to help out…
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10 Toddler Learning Activities For Independent Play

10 Toddler Learning Activities For Independent Play

Parenting
Looking for some fun and easy learning activities a toddler can do alone? Toddlers love to play. Play is a toddler's way to learn and explore about everything and anything. Toddlers love to play with their caregivers but they also thrive playing on their own.  Independent play is a wonderful way for toddlers to start mastering the world around them. So go ahead,  step back and watch your child play and learn. Even if/when a toddler gets frustrated and struggles for a bit, try not to rush in, sometimes, it is that very moment between struggle and accomplishment that magic happens. Toddlers find just how clever and capable they really are. Those moments of overcoming a challenge hold true learning! Whatever activity you choose to set up, make it irrisistable, meaning fun…
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