June 17, 2008,
D.K. asks from Saint Charles, IL on June 16, 2008
Parent Toddler Book
Can anyone suggest a great book to help me know what to expect now and in the future with my 22 month old. I'm going to transition from working mom to nonworking mom and he won't have the day care structure anymore. I want to make sure he is developing properly and I am doing age appropriate activities with him. Thanks D. K
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D. answers from Chicago on June 16, 2008
Hi D.. I love the book "Learning Early" by Dorothy Einon. It's a guide to help parents encourage and develop a child's learning skills - through age 6. It breaks things down in different areas (speech, motor skills, social skills, etc) of where kids are at by what age....obviously, it's a guide. But, I have found it helpful knowing what to expect and there are even activities and suggestions on how to foster your child through different situations. It's been a very big help at our house!
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L.D. answers from Chicago on June 17, 2008
Hi! I haven't read any books specifically, but I belong to babycenter.com which is a great tool. They give you month by month info on your child's development, letting you know what milestones they should be reaching along the way. There are also tons of resources on there for activities and such (and they give you plenty of recommendations along with the monthly email). Once you join (which is free!), they'll automatically send you these emails every month on your child's monthly "birthday" - they'll contain tons of info specific to your child's age. Very helpful resource.
Also, I subscribe to Parenting magazine, which I have found to be a good resource for the same types of things.
For me, it's just easier to have the info automatically arrive in my email or mailbox every month - one less thing to worry about! And it always comes along just when I need it.
Hope this helps : )
F.P. answers from Chicago on June 17, 2008
T have to 3rd the "What To Expect The Toddler Years" book. They're very good books.
B.S. answers from Chicago on June 17, 2008
I love the what to expect books. The "What to expect the toddler years" would be appropriate for your 22 month old. The book is written by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee E. Hathway.