Your Child's Checkup: 2 Years
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What's Funny to a Toddler?
From a very young age we all have the capacity to laugh. And toddlers are willing recipients of all we have to teach them about the pleasures of humor.
Controlling outbursts can be difficult for kids - and helping them learn to do so?is a tough job for the parents who love them. But just about every child can improve with the right coaching.
Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. Get the facts on managing - and preventing - temper tantrums.
Snacks for Toddlers
Some toddlers may seem too busy exploring to slow down and eat. Others may be fickle about food or refuse to eat at mealtime. That's where healthy, well-timed snacks come in.
Childproofing and Preventing Household Accidents
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 years old and under.
Medical Care and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old
The toddler months might continue to bring colds, bruises, and other minor emergencies, but you'll also find yourself dealing with your toddler's emerging personality.
Medical Care and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
Regular well-child exams are essential to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous diseases. Here's what to expect at the doctor's office.
Toddlers at the Table: Avoiding Power Struggles
By anticipating problems and offering choices, you can teach your toddler healthy eating habits and avoid power struggles about food.
A good nap can keep kids from becoming overtired, a state that not only takes a toll on their moods but may also make it harder for them to fall asleep at night.
Games for Toddlers
Though toddlers will more often play alongside their friends instead of with them, they'll enjoy group games and can begin learning important lessons from them.
Fitness and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
Kids who enjoy sports and exercise tend to stay active throughout their lives. And staying fit can help improve self-esteem and decrease the risk of serious illnesses later in life.
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.
Introducing Toddlers to Music
Music is a natural part of life for?toddlers. And it can kickstart learning and offer lifelong benefits.
Safe Exploring for Toddlers
Toddlers are learning to talk, to walk and run, and to assert their independence. For many in this age group, "outside" and "play" are common requests.
Toddler Reading Time
Reading to toddlers lays the foundation for their independent reading later on. Here are some tips.
Toddlers: Learning by Playing
It might look like just child's play, but toddlers are hard at work learning important physical skills as they gain muscle control, balance, and coordination.
Growth and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
During the third year of life, toddlers are extremely active and mobile, and are learning in very physical ways.
Toilet Teaching Your Child
Even before your child is ready to try the potty, you can prepare your little one by teaching about the process. Here are some tips.
Communication and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
Communicating with a child is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child. Learn how to connect with your 2- to 3-year-old.
Nutrition Guide for Toddlers
While growth slows somewhat during the toddler years, it's a new era where kids will eat and drink more independently.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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