If you've weaned your child from the bottle, please share your story -- good times as well as bad times -- and let other parents know what worked for you and what didn't.
Ever spent a ton of money on a toy to find that your toddler is way more impressed by the box it came in? Would your toddler rather bang a spoon on a pot than play with a fancy toy drum? Most toddlers don't need the most expensive, new thing to be entertained or educated and parents are coming up with fresh, DIY ideas for homemade toys all the time. You can share yours here.
Activities like playing with a ball and dancing are so much fun for toddlers but they're tools for learning as well. They increase gross motor skills and get toddlers ready for a life of healthy physical activity and self-help tasks like getting dressed. Do you have favorite gross motor activities that you do with your toddler or class? Share them with others here.
Have you come up with a great idea for a collage or did your toddler just bring home an awesome collage from child care? Share a picture, we'd love to see it! Consider this your virtual refrigerator.
Some parents love to spend extra time at the end of the day, reading a book before bedtime. Others enjoy working outside in the garden or playing ball with their children and some just like to give hugs all day long. I'd love to hear about the ways you manage to stay connected to your child. Share how you bond together.
10. Playdough Tools
Playdough is fun to use all by itself, but it's even more fun when you add playdough tools. Is there a favorite set of tools you've purchased or do you just use household objects like forks and rolling pins? Which playdough tools make the best designs and which are your child's favorites?