+ ABC Mouse.com I LOVE this website. & it is only $9.99 a month. Worth the money! It starts at the toddler stage on up. I think the highest learning 5th grade or middle school. There are so many things to do and learn on this website! There are songs, games, reading, coloring and more. There are also all the subjects needed to learn. Color, numbers, all the way to geography! My daughter really enjoys it. She thinks she is just playing games but she is actually learning as she plays.
+ Handwriting worksheets. These have been a go to for ever! I remember doing these in school. You can find them anywhere. The child has to write the letter that is on the page.. over & over. Practice makes perfect! I actually created some of my own and offer them in my Etsy shop [ find them HERE ]. Instead of buying more when your child writes on them and is done, if you purchase them from my shop, it is actually a digital download so all you have to do is print more when needed! My toddler was the first to try them out. Toddler approved! :)
+ Reading books. This is one of the best and easiest ways to get a toddler thinking and learning. Reading to your toddler is fun for you both. I enjoy letting mine take the book over and read to me. Of course at this point she is just making up what she wants the book to be about. But even so, she is letting her imagination run wild. My first book I learned to read was the Dr Suess book The Foot Book. It was read to me A LOT & it was the book that I was taught to read words and letters.
+ Educational apps. Not only are these perfect for learning, they also distract your toddler when needed. Doctors office, shopping, whatever! There are tons to choose from. What I like to do is just randomly download one let her play with it and whenever she gets tired of it, I just delete and download another. Learning ABCS, numbers, colors, and animals is super easy with these apps. Most of them are FREE too.
+ Counting. I like to count for my toddler any chance I get. We count the number of steps we go up and down. The amount of snacks in her bowl. Not to mention she knows when I count to 3 she better behave! Ha.
+ Mama's Helper. Get your toddler helping with your every day duties. Cooking, cleaning, laundry. All of it! My toddler LOVES helping with laundry. She helps put the clothes in the washer, dryer, and then when they are done she will grab a handful and run throw them on my bed! She finds it entertaining and she feels like a big girl. But that is teaching her responsibility!
What are some of your teaching tricks for your toddler?