How to help your toddler discover new foods
Constant exposure to talking, reading and singing are great for helping your little one’s language skills in the early years which means songs that you sing over and over again can be both fun and educational. To encourage creativity, sing cumulative songs – ones that are added to with each verse, such as The Twelve Days of Christmas. Have fun encouraging your child to add ferrets, aardvarks and porpoises (and any other animals they can think of) to Old Macdonald Had A Farm, for example.
Moving to music together is a great way to coax out your toddler’s creativity and imagination. As well as dancing round the room to songs on the radio, choose pieces of music that tell a story or paint a picture in sound. Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals are fantastic descriptive orchestral pieces that will have your toddler slinking along like a wolf, marching like a lion, floating like a swan and lumbering like an elephant. You won’t be able to resist joining in too.
While it’s lovely to play with your toddler, it’s also important to give them space alone to self-direct their play, find things out for themselves and use their creativity and imagination. It’s normal for toddlers under two to play alone, even with another child in the room. You’ll find they’ll play, sing, talk and even dance happily by themselves, creating a world of their own which they’ll share with you when they’re ready.
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Source: The Huffington Post UK
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