Nothing is more personal to a toddler than her name and picture. Take advantage of this interest by creating a personalized storybook of your toddler’s day.

Working on a vertical surface will help your child to practice using the proper position of his hand and wrist when drawing and writing.

The ability to hear the sounds within words and blend them together will help your child when he needs to decode words while reading and spell words when writing. Use your everyday routines to practice this important skill.

Spending time on a blanket on the floor gives your baby more freedom to move her arms, legs and body. As much as possible, keep your infant in the least restrictive space when awake.

Your 2-year-old may be starting to recall and answer questions about past events. Reminisce with your little one about a favorite experience she enjoyed in the recent past.

Fine motor skills are developed when your infant practices coordinated muscle movements using her hands. This activity will give your baby some fun practice using her pincer grasp to get the yummy reward!

Playing a simple game like peek-a-boo can form or strengthen amazing numbers of brain cell connections. Music at a young age also influences brain development. This activity of musical peek-a-boo combines both.

Help your toddler become aware of the many sounds of nature and the outdoors. You can name the sounds you hear and you might even try to imitate them.

Use a baby-safe mirror or even your bathroom mirror to provide a fun time for your baby to see, hear and feel the coos that are coming out of his cute little mouth!

One way that young children learn about shapes is by comparing the similarities of shapes and matching similar shapes. This activity will help your child learn to distinguish and sort different shapes.