When we ask children to "use their words," we are are encouraging them to use language and develop their communication skills. As adults, we have a responsibility to be patient and respond to a young child's attempts to communicate in a positive way, as this can have a big impact on their language development.

This week's vlog post features some helpful tips to encourage toddlers use their words as told by Miss Sharonda, Preschool Teacher at the Joseph H. Messina Children's Center (hint: ditching the sippy cup helps!)

For more tips on helping your toddler expand their language skills, check out this article from ChildMind.org.



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Grammy Tammy's top five tips for dealing with biting

For parents of toddlers, biting is a huge area of concern that causes emotional stress. When moms and dads drop their kids off at daycare, the expectation is that their children will be safe. The last thing they expect is to see a bright, red chomp mark on their child’s skin when they pick them up.

Here are some suggestions for managing your feelings and child’s struggle when it comes to biting.



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