The research is clear; The first five years of a child’s life are critical to their development and well-being. Explore what First 5 California has to say on the importance of this stage as well as tips on how to set you child up for health and success.
Just because a toy’s packaging says it’s educational doesn’t make it so. That’s the finding from a new study in JAMA Pediatrics that found some toys being marketed as language promoters got in the way of learning. This NPR story is one you need to listen to, to get the full effect.
These activities are perfect if you are cooking tea, feeding a baby, feeling ill yourself, or simply want to dry your hair without having a toddler attached to you. The activities are low mess and quick to set up whilst promoting independent play.