Your Toddler: T is For Teaching The ABCs
Stressing because your friend's 2-year-old is already practically reading Harry Potter and doing calculus? Don't! If your toddler can recognize a few of the letters in his name at this point, he's right on track. Anything beyond that is gravy. There's no correlation between knowing your ABCs at 2 and getting into Harvard. So don't stress if that's the extent of his literary prowess. All too soon, his life will revolve around the 3 R's. For now, let him revel in the other three R's: running, ranting and ruckus-causing. What you're thinking:"Yes! That's an A. You're clearly a genius, kiddo!"
Everything you ever wanted to know and more about learning the alphabet!
- Brainy breakfast ideas for kids.
- 11 toys that build serious skills!
- Play a brain-building letter toss game with your kid!
- Check out Nick Jr. Boost for tons of awesome educational games!
- Make a homemade alphabet book with your kid!
- Send your kid on a letter treasure hunt!
- Do this personalized name puzzle activity!
- Why you should be reading to your kid.
- Build your kid's brain with fun flashcard games!
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All kids grow and develop at different rates. So please don't compare your toddler with so-and-so's from across the street—you'll just drive yourself nuts. If you have any concerns, bring them up with your pediatrician at your kid's next checkup.