A present for you…
Friends, my dad and I made this video especially for YOU! Click on the picture below to watch my video!
I promise it will make you smile, giggle and most importantly happy!
As parents you already know that we have our own set of love languages and even, though it might be difficult for you to identify them every now and then, please, read on because I’m giving our toddler secrets away!
If this isn’t love than I don’t know…
It’s my 3rd time in the snow but it’s my 1st time actually enjoying it! I’m finally old enough to play in the snow and boy (!) was I excited!
We had a small snow storm over the weekend which mommy discovered as she woke up in the morning. She came to see me and said: “Kingston, look outside! It snowed!” I jumped out of bed eagerly and looked out the window…my face lit up immediately! It looked like Winter Wonderland outside!
My parents and I got bundled up and headed out to play after we got too cold and decided that it was time for hot chocolate!
Family is so very special and important – it nurtures us and helps us grow.
To us, family means being there for each other, supporting one another, sharing warmth, laughter and smiles.
Winter is on its way, hence, my outdoor fun will be limited due to the cold (I live in Chicago) so my parents and I have to come up with fun play ideas to
Below are my favorite games that will guarantee hours of fun, and they encourage my development, too!
My parents and I pretend that the carpet is the sea. Our goal is to reach to the other side of the room without getting our feet wet. We place cushions, magazines and/or paper plates across the floor as stepping stones (because let’s face it: I’m not a rabbit who can jump across a big obstacle!). It is so much fun and it helps build a sense of balance and spatial awareness!
Make an ordinary day more fun by having a picnic for lunch. You don’t need to go out either, just spread a blanket on the sitting-room floor and eat from paper plates. My parents usually prepare finger foods, such as: Mini sandwiches, vegetables sticks, etc. We pretend that we’re somewhere else too (usually somewhere warm and tropical!). I love using my imagination while we make up fun stories!
Last night my parents and I visited my mom’s friends house for some “swimming lessons” at their pool. The weather was perfect and the pool was great fun indeed!
We all enjoyed ourselves splashing in the pool and my parents certainly made sure that I was at all times within their arm’s reach. The best way to keep little swimmers like me out of harm’s way is by practicing what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls “touch supervision” — being close enough to reach out and touch your child at all times.
I cannot stress supervision enough. We’re little and can’t be trusted on our own at all (I’m an HONEST TODDLER). Your tot had swimming lessons? Great, but still – be sure to stay close.
Further, you’ll also want to make sure your new swimmer doesn’t swallow too much water while splashing around (something we often do), which could possibly lead to water intoxication, a rare but serious condition resulting from excessive fluid intake. So watch out for gulpers and keep any underwater submersion’s brief.
Here’s to safe fun in the sun!
Our social and emotional milestones.
I am almost 2 years old, whoop! I can communicate using both words (“Milk, please!” or “Stop it!”) and gestures! I’ve been experimenting with how my ability to communicate affects my parents and nanny. Sometimes, I would yell “Stop it”, not because I really mean it, but simply because I’m interested to see how my parents/nanny respond to my order! It amuses me – truth to be told! Or I would randomly point at things and shout: “Look”! Usually this request signifies my need for their approval, for instance: My parents and I have this game where I would point at something and they go: “Great, job! What do you see”? I love it when they praise me because it gives me the confidence to keep trying new things on my own.
Other developments: Expressing love and cooperating … maybe.
Yes, I freely kiss and hug the people I love around me because I know it makes them happy. Every now and then I help “clean up” too until I get bored with that ‘game’, such as throwing trash into the garbage bin. My attention span only goes for so long…which is typical for a tot like me!
What are your adventures/experiences with your toddler?