Read to your baby

What a precious photo from one of my clients. Look at the hands!  I suspect your baby got a lot of toys and books for holiday gifts. Don't wait on bringing out the books. It's never too early to read to your little ones.  And if you're overrun with toys, be sure to listen to Kara's podcast with Preschool and Beyond on  taming the toys  (using toy rotation to enhance play and learning). You can read about toy rotation  here  on our blog.

What a precious photo from one of my clients. Look at the hands!

I suspect your baby got a lot of toys and books for holiday gifts. Don't wait on bringing out the books. It's never too early to read to your little ones.

And if you're overrun with toys, be sure to listen to Kara's podcast with Preschool and Beyond on taming the toys (using toy rotation to enhance play and learning). You can read about toy rotation here on our blog.

Practice toy rotation for happier children, less frustration

Practice toy rotation for happier children, less frustration

I received a text along with a photo recently from a returning client. The text was exclaiming amazement at her toddler who was focused on playing contentedly with his toys after a recent toy rotation project by First Daze doula Kara Curtis. Kara helped the mom understand the importance of toy rotation and, as witnessed in the photo the mom sent, it works.

What is toy rotation?

Simply put, it’s removing toys and replacing them with other toys on a regular schedule. So rather than having all the toys out at one time, a smaller group is kept out while others are put away. And then you rotate them.

Why?

According to Dr. Kim John Payne, author of the book Simplicity Parenting, “An avalanche of toys invites emotional disconnect and a sense of overwhelm.” ...

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