Toddler Worksheets

Fun worksheets for your toddler

January 24, 2014
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Activities to encourage speach

There are several activities you can do with your toddler to encourage his or her speech and language development. Here is a helpful list of some of them:

• One of the most important things to do is to always acknowledge their attempt at communicating with you.
• Take a word your toddler uses and expand upon it. When he or she says ‘Dada’, say ‘Here is Dada, and Dada loves you.’
• When you read to your toddler, choose a book that has big, colorful pictures. Ask them if they can name what the picture is, and encourage their efforts.
• When you speak, use words that are clear and easy for your little one to understand. Also, expand upon what you’ve said. “Do you want some juice? I have some juice. It’s orange juice. Would you like some orange juice?”
• Only use baby talk if it’s necessary to help your toddler understand what you’re saying, and always, always follow it up with the adult word. “Time for din-din. Let’s eat dinner!”
• Playing the yes-no game can help your toddler ask and understand the concept of questions. Ask simple questions such as “Is your name Andy?” “Are you a girl?” and so on. Encourage your toddler to ask you questions, as well.
• Asking questions that need a choice is also very important in your toddler’s development. “Would you like to wear the orange or red dress?” “Do you want to eat a carrot or cucumber?”
• Work on expanding their vocabulary. For example, you can name off body parts, then explain what that particular part does. “This is my hand. My hands help my touch and feel. With them, I can touch baby’s face and feel if the water is hot or cold.”
• Singing songs and reciting rhymes help show your little one pattern of speech and rhythm. It’s also pretty fun to do!
• Put things that your child is familiar with in a box or other container and, as your child removes them, ask them to tell you what it is and how to use it. “This is my teddy. I hug him. I sleep with him.”
• Another fun developmental exercise is to use photos of family members and friends, as well as familiar place, and either make up a whole new story, or retell what happened in the photos.

These are only a few of the many ways you and your toddler can have fun while learning. These exercises are focused on building up your child’s speech and language development, and will help with communication. They will be a big help in alleviating your and your child’s frustration when they are not able to communicate what they want. When a toddler can communicate clearly what it is they want, tantrums become fewer and far between.
These exercises also provide opportunities for you and your toddler to grow closer. Another benefit is learning who your little one is growing up to be.

January 24, 2014
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Why reading is important

New studies show that, even after 10 years, literacy test scores are affected by the reading skills developed early on in childhood. Children who learn to read early were able to better grasp fictional stories, news articles, and other various documents more than other children. The same study suggested that a child’s literacy is not determined by gender, language, or socio-economic background, as has been believed for awhile. This is important as it suggests that reading helps children learn faster.

What’s amazing is you can teach your children great reading habits as early as the first few months of their lives! As an example, a Rhode Island hospital conducted a study where two groups of 8-month-old – one group that was read to often, one group that was not – were compared. The results were that the babies that had been read to had their receptive vocabularies increased by 40% since infancy, while the group that had not been read to had only a 16% increase in their receptive vocabularies.
Reading to your child is hands down one of the most crucial means of building and strengthening the language part of their growing brains. Not to mention that it helps to instill a love of reading in them from a young age, which they will carry with them forever.

Toddler Worksheets offers some worksheets specifically designed to help teach children letters. This is a fundamental part of learning to write and read. Using worksheets is a fun and easy way to help your child learn how to read and write.

When you use Toddler Worksheets to teach your child to read and read to them regularly, you are setting them up for successes later in life. Just think, your toddler’s vocabulary at age 3 is a huge predictor of reading comprehension and language skill later on, at ages 9 to 10. Also, your first grader’s vocabulary can foretell upwards of 30% of their 11th grade reading comprehension.
Reading with your young one can also improve his or her thinking skills from very early on. Sharing story time with your kids can help them learn and comprehend cause and effect. It also helps them to think in abstract rather than purely concrete terms. And, let’s not forget, a lot of stories for children help explain right from wrong.

When you sit with your child and read with him or her, you’re also helping them learn great listening skills. They learn to appreciate that, long-winded as it may sometimes seem, it’s fun to hear mommy or daddy read them a story. It also helps to develop your child’s attention span. Children who are read to from a young age tend to have longer attention spans and better focus than others who are not.
And let’s not forget the most important part: Teaching them the letters with Toddler Worksheets and reading with them promotes communication between your child and yourself. The bond this time together creates will last a lifetime, and so will the learning.

January 24, 2014
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How to make learning fun

When teaching toddlers, it’s very important to make learning fun. You can prepare them for school and give them a head start without enrolling them in tutoring programs the moment they are born. You can give them a head start simply by doing these simple worksheets with him or her.
Setting aside special time that is just for you and your toddler, a time when you can give her and him your full attention, is crucial. You want your child to know that your time together is special, and that you aren’t just trying to get them out of your hair.
As much fun as it is to spend one-on-one time with your toddler, be sure never to overwhelm your little one by loading them up with several sheets at once. Only give them as much as they can reasonably manage and enjoy.

Don’t wait until your toddler is exasperated. Stop with the worksheets before he or she gets bored. This should be something special that your child looks forward to. Try doing three or four worksheets a day. If your child wants to do more, add more at his or her pace. And don’t forget to praise your toddler often and generously!

If you’re worried about how to reward your toddler, try stickers! Children love stickers, and there is a circle on each worksheet for a sticker. But don’t forget these worksheets and this time is about learning, not about results. Reward your child even if she or he didn’t do the worksheet correctly. And never punish her or him for doing it “wrong”. When you take away the pressure of “right” and “wrong” answers, your toddler won’t be worried, and will find it easier to just dive right into the fun. Learning isn’t about a perfect score or grade, it’s about finding a path that helps your child truly understand the world around them. This does not have to be a difficult, frustrating experience.

As with other aspects of parenting, you may find yourself getting angry or frustrated. Try not to. This is supposed to be a fun, enlightening exercise for your child. If you find yourself getting upset with your child, take a break and come back to it when you feel that you’re ready for it. Or, see if your partner will take over the exercise.
Because repetition is a great way to teach, there are several sheets of the same kind of exercises. Just like with their favorite rhymes, they will learn it more quickly when they see the same worksheets every now and again. Always remember to mix in some easy sheets for your toddler, as it’s a simple way to boost her or his self confidence.

And the last and final step – and I cannot express this enough – praise your toddler! I know, I said it already, but I can’t help it. It is so important to make sure your child knows beyond a doubt that they are doing well, you are proud.

January 24, 2014
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Welcome

As any parent knows, toddlers are wonderful little balls of energy constantly in motion. And it’s sometimes so difficult to keep up with our little ones physically that we forget how much more quickly their brains are going. It’s also hard to find a way to teach our busy little bees. They love to move around and have fun, but all 2-3 year-olds also love to learn! You can give your child a jump start with fun and easy worksheets. They’re designed especially for toddlers to encourage learning.
Click here to read our tips on making learning fun.

We know that whatever you teach your toddlers now comes into play much later. Imagine the fun they will have learning with Mommy and Daddy. Now imagine all the skills you teach them at 2 or 3 years old, coming into play at 12 or 13. Imagine your child finishing middle school, top of her or his class. All because you did what you already do – love and play with them.
Can you believe that the games we play, the habits we teach, the love we instill in our children can help them develop for the rest of their lives? It’s a very rewarding, happy thought. It’s also a little alarming to know how much we influence our little ones, to realize how much of what we do now they will carry with them through life.
Too many people get caught up on how to teach their children, what to do, what to buy. It doesn’t have to be complicated for you or your toddler. You don’t need a zillion gadgets or the world’s largest collection of learning cartoons on DVD.
Click here to read our article on the importance of reading and learning to read young.

These Toddler Worksheets help your young ones learn quicker in a fun, no-pressure way. They’re made specifically for toddlers and parents. You don’t have to worry about not being a qualified teacher or about missing some crucial step or somehow irrevocably messing up some pre-programmed learning schedule. To your toddler, you will just be showing them something fun, playing a fun game with them.
They will learn from a very early age basic learning tools and it will give them a baseboard to jump from. You will not have to worry about your toddler growing into a child who struggles all through school. You will not have to sit through the heartbreak of your little one falling behind or pay for expensive tutoring later.

Instilling a love of learning in your toddlers now with these easy to use and downright fun worksheets will make learning fun and easy for the rest of their lives. It also gives you as a parent another opportunity to bond with your toddler. When you teach your children to bond with you while learning, you create a bond for life.

Toddler Worksheets are a blast for the whole family and will help your children from toddler to teen hood. Enjoy it – making memories with your children, teaching your toddlers, watching them learn and grow, having fun with them. With Toddler Worksheets, you can’t go wrong.