Are play dates really necessary when kids are young? We take a look at some of the benefits and developmental effects play dates can have on older babies, toddlers and pre-school kids when they catch up with their friends.
At your toddlers insistence, you may have read the same book and sung the same song ten times or more in a row. It may seem tedious to you, but there are good reasons why toddlers love repetition and like to hear the same things over and over again.
In our busy lives it often seems quicker and easier to give children instructions and replies of Because I said so or Do it now! However rewording your requests with phrases that show interest and promote involvement will encourage children to cooperate more. It helps children feel listened to, and in time they will start listening too.