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  • March 19, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Young Toddlers & Older Toddlers (1-2 years of age)

    ~Developmental Milestones
    Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (like crawling, walking, or jumping).
    During the second year, toddlers are moving around more, and are aware of themselves and their surroundings. Their desire to explore new objects and people also is increasing. During this stage, toddlers will show greater independence; begin to show defiant behavior; recognize themselves in pictures or a mirror; and imitate the behavior of others, especially adults and older children. Toddlers also should be able to recognize the names of familiar people and objects, form simple phrases and sentences, and follow simple instructions and directions.

    ~Positive Parenting Tips
    Following are some of the things you, as a parent, can do to help your toddler during this time:
    Read to your toddler daily.
    Ask him/her to find objects for you or name body parts and objects.
    Play matching games with your toddler, like shape sorting and simple puzzles.
    Encourage him to explore and try new things.
    Help to develop your toddler’s language by talking with her and adding to words she starts. For example, if your toddler says “baba”, you can respond, “Yes, you are right―that is a bottle.”
    Encourage your child’s growing independence by letting him help with dressing himself and feeding himself.
    Respond to wanted behaviors more than you punish unwanted behaviors (use only very brief time outs). Always tell or show your child what she should do instead.
    Encourage your toddler’s curiosity and ability to recognize common objects by taking field trips together to the park or going on a bus ride.

  • March 19, 2020 at 9:55 am


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    *Kid-friendly livestreams*
    Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
    While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed, they’re bringing animals to people at home.
    The Home Safari Facebook Live will air on weekdays at 3 p.m.

    *McHarper Manor*
    McHarper Manor in Milford has closed its studio but will be streaming live session art tutorials on Facebook.
    The studio will go live daily Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. with free art and craft tutorials to create at home with your kids.

    *Camp Ernst YMCA*
    Camp Ernst YMCA is hosting a virtual camp hangout on Zoom, every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m.
    “We will have interviews, behind the scene tours, trivia, games, songs, and special guests,” the YMCA said. Join at zoom.us/j/609205423.

    *Scholastic Learn at Home*
    While this isn’t a livestream, Scholastic Books has another way to keep kids entertained.
    Scholastic Learn at Home gives kids of all reading levels a daily routine.
    “Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin,” Scholastic said.
    Josh Gad (aka Olaf) reading children’s books
    The actor Josh Gad has started doing broadcasts on Twitter and Instagram reading children’s books, and it’s everything we could hope for.
    — Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 14, 2020

    Here is a website for other virtual tours for children.


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