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If you’ve ever wished for a step-by-step guide to supporting your toddler’s development… Distilled, research-based developmental information paired with simple activities to play with your toddler on a month-by-month basis, guiding you and your child through toddlerhood. There’s no such thing as a “how-to-parent” guide – but this book comes close… the much anticipated follow-up to “Understanding Your Baby,” “Understanding Your Toddler” is a rare gem that helps parents feel informed. Learn how to “think outside the box” when it comes to play – the information and activities in “Understanding Your Toddler” break down developmental concepts and offer simple, quick play activities to help parents and caregivers feel that they’re “winning” at parenthood! Toddlerhood is often marked by the need for independence, a short attention span, difficulty with transitions, and a desire to explore everything. Finding quality, age-appropriate resources to guide your toddler’s learning can be difficult, and feeling satisfied with the amount of time you’re able to truly be present with your child is a constant challenge. “These simple activities build fun and learning into what we’re already doing, which makes both me AND my toddler happy!”– Carrie Clark, M.A., CCC-SLP, mother of two and founder of The SLP SolutionIn this age of parenting, we feel enormous pressure (both societal and self-imposed) to “get it right” when it comes to raising young children, and each of us has felt, at one point or another, that we’re “doing it wrong.” Pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, and mother of two young children, Ayelet Marinovich, is the creator of the early parenting resources at Strength In Words. She believes that parenthood is easier when we have resources we trust. We all want to do everything we can to support our toddlers, and, ultimately, to raise good human beings. There’s a way to find joy in the mayhem, and it’s a mixture of science of art. When we feel empowered with knowledge about how our toddlers develop (and how we can support that development), we feel more confident as parents and caregivers, and we’re able to connect in more ways with our toddlers. Understanding Your Toddler offers an enrichment curriculum for parents and caregivers of toddlers, with 50 bite-sized “modules” of palatable, research-based developmental information and simple, enriching activities to support your toddler’s development in the areas of cognitive, communicative, motor, and social/emotional development. Month by month, learn along with your growing, changing child!YOU’LL LEARN: + All about what your toddler is likely to be working on in the areas of cognitive, communicative, motor/sensory, and social/emotional development + Simple, practical ways to support those areas of development – finding new ways to think about materials you already have (everyday objects in your home) to infuse more play, communication, music, and movement into your everyday experiences+ How to let your toddler guide her own learning, maximizing your time together by coming up with simple, creative ways to quickly organize play materials to support all areas of your toddler’s development+ How to help your child communicate to reduce negative behavior and minimize (everyone’s) frustration + The developmental basis for simple activities you may already be doing – helping to reaffirm what you already know and do innately, and helping to boost your likelihood to keep doing them!