Every time you go out, you’re not only having fun, you’re also helping your little one’s development. Here’s how…
“A child’s world is very small and your little one doesn’t care if she’s on a beach in Spain or Blackpool,” says Dr Angharad Rudkin, child psychologist, (www.parentschannel.tv).Little day trips offer millions of social experiences, right from the moment when you decide where to go. Even it’s just a visit to the library, or using the internet to learn about the place you’re visiting and packing a bag, she’ll learn about choosing and planning.
“Before you go out for the day, talk about it with your toddler. Let her get involved with packing your bag or let her bring a little backpack and help you with making a picnic,” adds Angharad. Days out offer the chance to try new things, like fairground rides or petting animals, so lead the way and don’t give in to worries or phobias. If you’re excited, she will be too.
Try this: VTech’s Kidizoom Pink Video Camera, £49.99, Argos, will help her to record the day.
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