How to teach your 1- 2 year old toddler? preschool prep


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hello everyone so today I'm gonna make a

video that has been probably my most

requested video how do I start teaching

my toddler so let's say you have a one

or two year old today you're gonna get

ideas on how to start with your toddlers

what to start teaching them and this is

only going to take like 15 minutes a day

and your child is gonna learn all of the

basics so I'm gonna lay down three or

four basic things that you can do every

single day with your kids that it's

going to give them a head start for

preschool and kindergarten it's gonna

get them to learn all of the basics so

let's start with number one and know

that a lot of you hear this all the time

and that is read to your kids that it is

so crucial for you to read every single

day read those repetitive books and your

kids want you to read to them over and

over again here are some really popular

one like five little monkeys

brown brown bear is your mama a llama

and these repetitive books are sold for

it because it really helps the kids

develop vocabulary and phonemic

awareness that repetition helps build

literacy and vocabulary and that's you

read it over and over and over and over

again it builds fluency and pattern and

rhyme and it's just really important for

kids to to develop these skills for when

they start reading so you want to read

like one to three of these a day and you

want to get the repetitive books like I

said so down below in the description

box I'm going to list some of our

favorite repetitive books that we have

for our toddlers you want to get like

five to ten of those books and you don't

even have to buy them you can get them

at your local library and just continue

getting new ones and see what your kids

like and what they love for you to read

read it over and over and over you have

no idea how much they're learning while

you read to them numbered

to sync to your kids yes it is so

important to sync to your kids and I'm

not talking about just putting on a

youtube video or just populous city in

I'm talking about you as the parent or

caregiver singing to the child Nursery

Rhymes lullabies these rhymes help

children later on with reading and

phonics here's one of our favorites this

is the we sing

children's songs at a finger place I

really recommend this it brings a little

booklet so it has two words and it has

the little finger place and you can try

with your kids it is so great that's one

great one to start off with if not you

can just go on YouTube and just memorize

like five of those children's songs like

the itsy-bitsy spider the itsy bitsy

spider went up the waterspout down came

the rain and washed the spider out

your kids are going to love it and at

the same time is going to develop their

language and the vocabulary and

established a bond with a caregiver with

the parents that is going to be so


number three flash cards yes I said the

evil thing flash cards a lot of people

in the same flash cards with a water toy

oh yes why because flash cards are

probably the most effective way to

learning facts and knowledge it's fast

its effective and it really really works

so what do you want to start off with

it's gonna be like three or four minutes

a day you're gonna be doing this you

want to start off to it for example

letter sounds I tell parents caregivers

always start with the letter sounds

instead of letter names you want to

focus on ladder sound because once your

children know their letter sounds

they're going to be reading I'm gonna

video on how I taught my children how to

be by two and three-year-olds three

years old two three years old very

easily and I'll link that video below

basically my teaching letter sounds ah

but the and I'm talking about the short

vowel sounds at first and just

introducing one sound so I have a video

on the short vowel sounds for the

alphabet only

pillows well anyone to introduce the

alphabet as well you wanna introduce it

in the form of a song these things will

learn the alphabet names so the letter

name so you just go a b c d e f g h i j

k and so on

slow it down the aisle and and o p so

they really got it i'm and then later on

you want to do without the turn and you

just want to say a b c and they're gonna

get it you want to use two different

things for each of the categories or

four letter sounds you're going to be

using these flashcards you want to use

like a chart or maybe a poster for the

alphabet song just to differentiate that

in the child's mind and they don't get

confused they're not gonna get confused

but regardless moving on so then you

want to teach numbers numbers one

through ten and then you want to move on

to numbers one through twenty and just

quickly flash the flash cards kids are

quick their brains that sold so fast you

don't have to go slow one to know it's

quick you guys it really is quick in the

corner absurd that affirmations so quick

one two three four five very easy very

fast then you want to move on to colors

and you want to start picking maybe just

four five colors at first and then move

on to all of the colors

same thing with shapes so you wanna

start with the basic shapes like Circle

Square triangle rectangle and then you

want to move on to the rest of the sheet

and four of these I have a download when

you can print it out

and laminate it make it for yourself for

your kids for free no link that below as

well so that you've got it if you've got

the five flash cards that I would use

with beginning one and two year olds

they're gonna learn so fast they're

gonna learn the basics by the time they

get to preschool

they're gonna know all of the basics

that are trying to teach them there and

it's so fast so effective it really

really works black flashcards are the

most effective ways to learn and to

memorize information all right moving on

number three interactive learning and

hands-on activities and that is what my

channel is all about

I love hands-on activities but with

Pinterest and with everything out there

parents can really get confused they

don't know where to start they don't

know what to do they don't know what's

important and I don't blame them there's

just so much out there so so much on my

blog I have a category of hands-on

activities where you can check with

categories and you can see pictures of

some of the activities that I do with my

kids that I find important but today I'm

gonna share with you three basic ones

that I think you should start off with

number one is sorting sorting is a

precursor to matter you want to start

storing two objects so here I have my

kids were already playing with this

earlier so let me just go ahead and show

you so you want to tell the story so

here I have two categories so you have

the child store I don't know if you can

see cat ba cat boss ce-2 category you

want one two three categories for

category okay and another one is fine

motor skills fine motor skills are also

very important for prewriting and for

getting kids to practice for writing

working on those fine motor skills that

pincer grasp here I have a a ice cube

container and some pom-poms the child

uses their pincer grasp to hold the

pom-poms and put them here in the little

slots this is also good for one-to-one

correspondence as they're placing one or

a compound into one of these slots

one-to-one correspondence is also a

pre-match skill that me

to be mastered for many math concepts so

here's just a little done but on my blog

like I said I have a whole category on

sorting and different activities that

you can do with your kids

number three is matching matching is

also a very important skill to learn let

me show you here some puzzles so you

want to start off with very simple

puzzles like this like a three piece

puzzle if you have a one year old for

example you want something that has a

knob like this and you want them to

match you want to say the animal name

and maybe say the animal sound cow Moo

put it there you want to have them match

matching is a very important skill then

you can move on to something a little

bit more challenging which has more

animals and I still have the knobs here

but they're smaller and they're using

that pincer grasp again I figured that

you want to move on to something more

complicated it brings more pieces here's

a numbers puzzle and then you want to

move onto regular puzzles I like

starting off with the Melissa and Doug I

think there's a nine piece puzzles and

I'll link those below in the description

box to share with you which ones those

are another thing that you can do for

matching is use interactive posters and

I have made a video and all of my

interactive posters but here's one

here's learning colors and I bought two

colors posters and I took one I cut it

up and I laminate it then I put some

velcro here on the back the child does

matching so you ask the child when you

find white white can you find pink pink

so this is an interactive way hands-on

way of learning I also have my beloved

toddler learning folder which my

subscribers have absolutely loved

throughout the years and they have

reported so much success in their homes


this is basically a matching folder and

so there's different matching activities

here and it's the same concept the child

is matching here's just shapes and they

would match the shapes

here's animals or the learning animal

names here is colors they're matching

the different color birds you lay all

the pieces out when you have your child

find it can you find red red can you

find white white and here's another one

here is matching body parts vary in

their body parts and so this folder has

so many maths and our link is below in

the description box I believe you guys

have reported that your children have

absolutely loved it even kids with

autism and Down syndrome have absolutely

love using this folder now and has been

very successful in many homes and with

many teachers okay so moving on so those

three things I have sorting matching and

fine motor skills you want to focus on

those three activities at first and then

you can move on to the others so you

want to set out for your kids one two

three activities a day I also like LEGO

DUPLO LEGO DUPLO is another great way to

get your kids logic skills and

problem-solving skills going they saw

these little LEGO DUPLO sets in which

the child builds like a little bus or a

little airplane or a or a little sad and

that may be more for like the two and a

half to three year olds but you can

start and your kids will love it and

that's an excellent way that's always

good to have Legos Legos in your house

because you can do so much with it from

sorting to building things it's an open

and the toy that your kids will love and

will grow with your kids so you want to

do like one two three activities the

data are like this like that are

hands-on so maybe like one of the Tartar

learning for the sheets maybe one of the

puzzles maybe one of the sorting

activities and that's it and then you

move on to the next day you want to

write these down maybe set up a little

plan for yourself what are you gonna do

Monday when you're gonna do Tuesday will

you do well there

to Friday so you have all it out maybe

you could have a little container with

all your activities are used for your

babies for your toddlers and then you

just pull them out everything you do one

two three activities the day it doesn't

take very long and your kids are gonna

love them and number four is free play

it is so important to offer unstructured

play for your children independent play

with open and the toys you don't want

children playing with toys that are

super loud and that that does everything

for them and it has a whole bunch of

lights now you want to have like very

simple open or the toys wooden blocks

maybe Legos wooden dolls some cars some

train sets some some very simple things

that they can create so much with it

there's also magformers there's so many

so many out there maybe I can make a

whole video on open and the toys for you

guys you also want to offer opportunity

for your kids for pre free play and

outside outside plays so so important

taking your kids out in the fresh air

every day for 30 minutes to an hour

letting them play letting them explore

nature letting them climb rocks play

with the dirt it is crucial it is so

important to have kids it helps to bring

development and it really does help

build a healthy child bringing them

outside every single day so that you've

got the four things so again you want to

start off with reading to the child

maybe you could be you know one to three

books a day you want to think that I'm a

son once it's a songs the day that you

memorize then you can get kids

memorizing these songs it's Nursery


so helpful you want to do the flashcards

like I said you want to start off with

letter sounds the alphabet you want to

colors shapes and numbers and this

shouldn't take more than five minutes a

day to do three or four minutes is fast

and again again it's very effective um

and number three the hands-on activities

that I mentioned

here you just want to focus on one two

three hands-on activities you don't want

to go out crazy you know buying all

types of things a lot of things you can

make from what you have at home already

and that's why I want you to check out

my blog because I have some ideas there

and you could do things with things that

you already have in your home again free

play you want to have your kids outside

so this little program that I have here

for you guys it takes 15 minutes a day

for you to work with your kids your kids

are gonna thrive they're gonna be ready

for preschool they're gonna get ready

for kindergarten they're gonna be ready

for reading and for method and for more

advanced learning as soon as they go to

school when they start preschool it

starts teaching them like the alphabet

and when they when they get to

kindergarten is are teaching them the

actual letter sounds and how to read but

your child by the time they get there

they're gonna already be there and it's

so easy it's so fast

and not only that by you working with

your child 15 minutes a day you're you

are developing this bond that's going to

be unbreakable you're gonna be

developing these memories making these

beautiful memories with your kids that

is just gonna be unforgettable so I

really recommend working with you one

and two year olds and and you're gonna

give them a head start in life you're

gonna build that bond and you're gonna

make some beautiful memories now I want

to share with you me working with my

two-year-old she's two and a half now

she just turned two and a half so I'm

gonna share with you guys some of the

activity started to with her I wanted to

mention one quick thing before I move on

to showing you what I do with my

two-year-old screens please try to keep

screens away from one to two year old

children they shouldn't be watching any

screens it's really detrimental for

their memory for their attention spans

for their literacy development for

absolutely everything if you're going to

be having them watch something maybe

have them watch our YouTube video that

that that just goes

shapes maybe goes over numbers but

limited to like 10 to 15 minutes a day

do not put your child in front of a TV

or a screen and think that that's gonna

make your child smart and think that's

gonna give your child an advantage it

really isn't it's gonna hurt your child

in the long run all right you guys now

let me show you what I was doing with my

two-year-old today let's go and look

five little monkeys jumping on the bed

yes it was bedtime so 500 monkeys took a

bath five little monkeys put on their

pajamas and father monkeys brushed their


five little monkeys said goodnight to

their momma

bad five little monkeys jumped on the

bed one fell off and bumped his mama

calda and the doctor said so four little

monkeys jumped on the bed one fell off

and bumped his mum ekkada third and the

doctor said my name is a gun the itsy

bitsy spider song the itsy-bitsy spider

went up the waterspout down came the


man washed the spider out out came the

Sun and dried up all the rain and the

itsy bitsy spider went up the spout

again what color is this ha ha ya know

what can I do

it's colorful what color is this we are

in two colors yes brown and this is

gonna keep fighting the gray a b c d e f

g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y

and z now i know my abcs next time won't

you sing with me

can you find yellow wears yellow can you

find red wears red good job and you find

green wears green

where's green there's green can you find


where's blue good job let's get going

what's that one go yes that's blue good

job Emily

and this is green and this is red and it


very good blue

good job and this is another blue very

good and this is a sorting activity in

which she's sorting buttons by different

colors I got these buttons that Michaels

arts and crafts - if you really saw

anything you have it yes no no I'm not

going to okay

can you find yellow is yellow where's

yellow good what else you see there


yeah where does that go yes yeah that

one's over there you're doing a good job

there this can take a really long time

because as you can see this activity has

lots of buttons so it also serves as a

good concentration activity and focus on

the activity and sorting all love the

buttons out so it takes a long time to

finish okay so here I'm live doing a

matching activity and this matching

activities a little bit harder because

the child has to match by two different

attributes as you can see she has a

little green circle but it's green so we

have two green ones one of the green

ones has a little circle inside as you

could see over here one of them doesn't

so she has to look carefully use for

visual discrimination skills to be able

to find where it goes I'm gonna get up

on the floor any tighter for you honey

here you go go ahead and put it where it

belongs this is from the toddler

learning folder fairly good a moving on

to the next one Emily here we have a red

circle yes very good

that one is

or that green very good yes okay so here

we have the possible sir Emily is

working on today and this is from um

these puzzles called spelling match it

I'll link that below for you guys and

it's basically really simple she's just

reading these three piece puzzles

together and I have them ready for her

so I'm very good I'm making a really

simple since she's just starting off

with these so I haven't ready for her so

she just needs to put them together so I

have the three pieces and she just puts

them together let's see Emily so this is

my advance to see Emily's two and a half

so she's beyond the knot puzzle so she's

doing some more basic three piece buzzes

very good as she got so happy when she

does these she absolutely loves doing

these puzzles let's see how many we can

figure this one out good job Emily these

are really is an easy introduction to

puzzles very good Anna gets so happy

when they can do their own thing and

then you can go over the different names

you did a good job Emily

hello everyone today I'm going to share

with you my second graders homes nearby

there is a binder that she uses every

morning to do her calendar work to have

memo work to also