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Feb 29, 2020

Your child enjoys acting like an older person and being more independent. They like to do chores they see others do.

Today’s activity: Give your child a cloth to help dust or clean. Encourage them to vacuum or sweep the floor with a pretend tool. Model a word for the action or tool: broom, vacuum, clean.

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Feb 28, 2020

Your child is learning characteristics of objects like size, shape, color. They like to experiment to find out how things work and what happens when you do things with them. They keep trying if their first attempt to do something doesn’t work. They go to a different room to find something they left there. They can...

Feb 27, 2020

Your child enjoys sorting through and examining objects, exploring their characteristics and trying out what they do. They’re especially interesting if they are new or seen only at special times.

Today’s activity: Have a container your child can look at during special times. Put in some interesting things that open...

Feb 26, 2020

Your child likes to investigate mysteries—What’s in this drawer today? They need opportunities to explore but need a safe space to do that.

Today’s activity: Have child-safe places for your child to explore. Sometimes change what is available for your child to discover.

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Feb 25, 2020

Play is where your child builds thinking skills and language concepts. Play also motivates your child to engage with the world and participate with others. Keep your activities fun as you share activities together.

Object permanence becomes well established during this level. Your child understands that symbols can...