We are definitely ready for Elsa to bring back summer, but in the meantime, enjoy the health benefits of just being outside in the fresh air; it’s an easy way to promote the overall development of your children. Providing these opportunities to play outside naturally engages their senses, speech, and motor development at the very least.
The Sunshine Vitamin, brought to you by Nurture Notetakers Alison Unger, a Registered Dietitian and Danielle Kinney, a Pediatric and Integrative Nutrition student.
February is black history month! Today, we are going to talk about some great activities and books that you can do with your toddler or preschooler.
My main source for books is always the library. Even during the pandemic- your local library is still open. The way you check out books just may be a little different. Another option is YouTube. You can also find read aloud options to most any book out there when you don’t have one on hand. However, remember, you don’t get the same language opportunities with a video. Children learn language best from interactions, if you choose the video option, be sure to make it interactive! Make comments, point out interesting things just as you would if you were reading the book yourself. And as always…. have fun!
Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
A simply worded and easy read- this book will be sure to keep your toddler’s attention. It includes 18 trailblazing women who have changed the world. It is inspiring and as goodreads perfectly states, “Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn’t always accept them”