6 Ways for Children To Learn About Their Body

6 Ways for Children To Learn About Their Body

Parenting
Children love learning and discovering about themselves and what they can do with their bodies. The more children know about their body and what they can do the more they feel capable. Feeling capable leads to feeling great about one's self and one's abilities and positive self-esteem naturally follows. Welcome to the October edition of Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Body Awareness. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted Authentic Parenting. This month our participants are sharing how they actively influence their children's body awareness and how they experience their own! Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. *** What are some ways to help children learn about their bodies? Naming Body Parts Helping children learn…
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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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