Today I’m over at TakingTime4Mommy sharing three truths about toddlers that will help you keep your sanity. Here’s a glimpse at the first truth…
Having a toddler around can be very trying on your patience, creativity and ingenuity. There is so much going on in that little body that it often gets the best of them and us as we try to work through our daily routine. Here are three things to keep in mind that will help you keep your sanity.
Toddlers love repetition.
Repetition is a great learning tool for adults and toddlers. The difference is that adults get bored with repetition long before toddlers do.
I watched my friend’s little boy just a few days before he turned two. For the couple hours he was at my house we had the same conversation a few dozen times. It went something along these lines,
Boy: “Where’s my daddy?”
Me: “At work.”
Me: “Yes, that’s a light.”
Boy: “Where’s my mommy?”
Boy: “She go the van?”
Me: “Yes, she left in the van.”
At first I thought I wasn’t understanding him. Then I thought he didn’t understand me. Then I realized it was a game for him. He wanted to interact with me but his abilities are still limited so he engaged me the best he could. This exchange built his confidence with the language and his turn taking skills which are both an important part of communicating.
Click over to the full post on TakingTime4Mommy.com to read about the other two truths that will help you keep your sanity with your toddler.