18-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Learner
18-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Learner
May 12, 2023

18-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Learner

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18-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Learner.
18-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Learner

Your Little Learner

The easiest way to help your 18-month-old build skills like paying attention and remembering instructions? Encourage playtime. And you don’t have to get fancy: exploring everyday objects and the world around them is often more than enough to keep them busy and learning. So in that spirit, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite DIY activities for fun at home using items you’re very likely to have around the house.

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Did You Know?

According to scientific research, watching TV may be beneficial for your kids, particularly if you sit with them and ask questions about what’s happening on the screen. And if you’re going to join the viewing party, we think you should tune into something enjoyable, like one of these 13 parent- and parenting-expert-approved shows.

Montessori Toys

What makes a toy Montessori-friendly? It should be made from natural materials, err on the side of simplicity (no batteries needed), focus on a single skill, and be realistic and purpose-driven.

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Finance Fun

In addition to learning about monetary gifts that set up children for their financial future, check out these toys that teach them about coins, bills, spending, saving and the stock market.

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Subscription Boxes

Want more educational play, delivered to your doorstep? Our top picks cover books, music, baking, building, sensory activities and more. Plus, toddlers will love finding these in the mailbox—and playing with the packaging.

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Parenting Toolkit: Independent Play 101

Try this: Dr. Becky, the parent whisperer behind Good Inside, discusses how to encourage your child to play alone (and feel less guilty about not joining in). Then check out our favorite toys for independent play.

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