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Oct 31, 2019

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Your child needs to develop fine motor skills in their fingers before they are ready to use writing or pointing.

At Level Two, your child is developing more control of reaching and grasping. They need experience holding a variety of shapes.


Oct 30, 2019

Sharing a book can be a calming activity before bed.

Today’s activity: Use a book with one or two sentences per page. Use a soothing voice to help with a calm transition to sleepy-time.

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Oct 30, 2019

Environmental print includes pictures, symbols and words that are found in the world around us.

At Level Two, real objects are the best way for your child to learn about the world. However, calling attention to environmental print helps your child begin to notice and recognize the information on flat surfaces.


Oct 30, 2019

Early literacy skills include book handling and recognizing pictures.

Your child will enjoy interacting with books with you. You can model how to pat the book page or point to a picture while you name the picture.

On their own, a child will shake a book, pat the page, put it in their mouth, and open the book.

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Oct 29, 2019

You will notice your child has a favorite sound they use in babbling.

You can start to introduce the next step of imitation skills, but don’t expect your child to imitate consistently at this level.

Joyce describes how she shaped the wiggly game, which included vocal imitation, with her grandson Oliver. See the blog...