Many toddlers with language delays have difficulty learning to answer questions. If your child is not consistently answering this question, practice often with words you know he can say across different contexts.
Michael Thompson, senior advisor to the PBS Parents Guide to Understanding and Raising Boys, took your questions about the issues facing boys today and how parents can understand what our sons are going through. Liz from Orange, CA, writes:: My question relates to the boys playing good guys versus bad guys.
My son, when playing with his toys, most often wants to be the bad guy. He thinks the bad guy is cool. Most pictures he draws involve guns, knives and other weapons.
He draws this guy shooting or stabbing that guy. That part concerns me a bit. How normal is that? On the whole, he isn't a mean child. I've restricted his use of guns, but I think that may just bring more attention to it.
It's just been hard to figure out where to draw the line. Dear Liz, I understand why your son's desire to play the bad guy and his fascination with guns concerns you, and I understand why you have written to me.
Many mothers worry about the content of their son's play. It is tough to be a single mom sometimes, because you don't have a man there to say, persuasively, "Don't worry, he's going to be fine," when a boy does stuff like this. If you had been raised with brothers, you might have had the experience of seeing a brother who loved gun play when he was little turn out to be a responsible, non-violent adult.
I once met a woman who remembers her older brother shooting her with plastic pellets when they were little. He now heads a foundation devoted to ridding the world of chemical weapons.
I'm not worried about your son's gun play as long as it really is play.
Children's play is just play. Play and real violence are two different things. If your son hits people, gets real angry at them, pokes them in the eye, or does scary things to them, that's a bad sign.
If other boys don't want to play with him; if they leave your house crying, that's not good. You haven't told me your son's age, but I think these questions might work for most boys under ten.
Is he a loving boy most of the time? Do the teachers at school or preschool tell you that he behaves in class? Does he curl up next to you when you're watching television? Is he respectful of you and his grandparents? Does he like being read to at bedtime?
Does he have good freinds? If the answer to all of those question is "yes" then I am pretty sure that he's not going to grow up to be a dangerous boy. Psychologists know that children need to play out many things in their imagination. Boys seem to love to play at being bad, or having super powers.
It makes them feel strong and masculine. If you are a good boy in real life, pretending that you are a bad guy can be exciting, because we all have a few villainous fantasies in our minds, don't we?
Come on, haven't you ever had a fantasy of breaking the law, or getting even with someone you hated? Little boys work these tensions out in their play. It is just play.
Schools ban it because they are afraid of stimulating the entire class, or having one boy get worked up and lose control. Fair enough, but you ought to be able to play at home and I think you recognize that at the end of your email when you say, "I feel he may need the outlet at home.
He's going to be fine. Susan from Crown Point, IN, asks: As a mother, how do I get my son to understand that smoking pot is not good for him? It is my understanding that nowadays pot is really not that big a deal.
I am told it is what drinking use to be and that it is not as bad as some other drugs out there.Learning the alphabet is important for a preschoolers.
Alphabet activities can help preschoolers learn to recognize letters and sounds. (Teach Preschool) Play a game of alphabet bingo. (Teach Mama) that are listed for recognizing the letters of the alphabet can also be adjusted for learning the sounds of the letters too! 16 alphabet.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a guide of age appropriate healthy resolutions for kids.. This is great because sometimes it is hard to know what is a good goal for a younger child. We want goals to be healthy and achievable. And of course, we need to find ways to keep it fun.
We recommend teaching the alphabet with a lot of play and fun activities. We have a lot of such activities for learning letters here. It is best to teach both the letter name and the sounds the letters make. Inside: Teaching the alphabet to toddlers and preschoolers can be open-ended and fun, especially if done during play.
Alphabet blocks, printed signs in dramatic play, letter stones in the sensory bin are just some of the many ways to . Jan 08, · Lauren Stern, a pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting specialist in New York City, provides tips on teaching your child to write letters of the heartoftexashop.com: Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D.
How to teach the alphabet to pre-k and preschool children. Includes methods and printables for use in the classroom.
I’ve heard of teachers teaching the letters first and then the sounds, but I don’t quite see the point in that. We learn it all at once: letter, picture, sound, and action.
I begin teaching the alphabet in the.