The Hokey PokeyChances are that before you became a parent, the idea of singing & 34;The Hokey-Pokey& 34; would have struck you as, well, unbearably hokey. But now that you have a budding toddler along for the ride, you’ve probably found that the hokier your activities, the easier your day.This cheerful song and dance will help your toddler practice his musical skills, develop his physical coordination, and learn about different parts of his body.
Guess the RiddleThe light bulbIt is a hanging pear that lights the whole house without smoke or flame. Guess the riddle ... Riddles for children are a great way to stimulate the intelligence, logic and creativity of the little ones. In addition, this children's game provides a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the family.
Understanding the holiday dilemmaYou grew up with memories of Santa Claus and Christmas trees, but your partner spent the holidays lighting a menorah and playing dreidel. Or you& 39;re a nonreligious cultural Jew, but your partner gets starry-eyed talking about Christmas Eve mass. If you& 39;re in an interfaith family, chances are you& 39;ve either tried to find ways to incorporate the best of both traditions into your own celebrations or agreed as a family to choose one faith and follow its traditions.
New this month: Ready for toilet training?Many experts say that 18 months is too young to start toilet training; many grandparents say, & 34;We potty trained you at 1!& 34; Who& 39;s right? Of course it depends on the child, and some are in fact ready to begin the process now. But before you start trying to make this enormous transition, look for some signs of readiness.
Different DrumsIt& 39;s quite a thrill (for her, at least!) when your baby reaches the clanging and banging age. Seeing that one pound of her fist can make a satisfying whomp is a powerful affirmation that actions get results. With your baby on drums and you on lead vocals, you can also help boost her social and communication skills.
At what age should I have my child evaluated for ADHD?Most experts agree that it& 39;s usually very hard to be sure whether a child has ADHD until he& 39;s 6 or 7 years old. The difficulty is that many typical ADHD behaviors, such as having a short attention span and acting impulsively, can be normal in preschoolers and kindergartners, and children change so rapidly during these years.