Your Playbook for Ages 2 - 3

A curated roadmap by developmental age for navigating the most essential skills and common hurdles of raising children. Evidence-based insights paired with practical tools from early childhood experts.

Social Skills Challenging Behavior Life Readiness Emotional Intelligence Pre-Academics
Social Skills
How to Share – Part 1: Why Share?!

Simply saying “Share!” holds little meaning for children. Young children are egocentric and concrete thinkers. Their experience of the world...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
How to Share – Part 2: Some Helpful Rules

Conflict is natural for preschoolers who are just learning about peers and group settings – it’s expected, healthy and natural....

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Challenging Behavior
How to Handle an Emotional Meltdown

In the heat of an emotional meltdown, it’s hard to remember what to do. So we use *SKOR* for quick recall....

Ages
2-3,
3-4
When Your Preschooler Hits: Part 1 – What’s Going On?

By learning why young children hit – learning what is developmentally going on in their brains when they hit –...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
When Your Preschooler Hits: Part 2 – What to Do and Say

Knowing why a child hits is the first step in handling a challenging ‘hitting’ situation. Next, how should you respond...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Tantrums – Part 1: What’s Going On?

Children experience emotions just like adults, but they need support and guidance to: 1) Understand their emotions; and 2) Make...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Tantrums – Part 2: What You Could Do

Tantrums are hard to manage – for everyone. Here’s our checklist for what to do….in the first 5 mins.

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Tantrums – Part 3: What You Could Say

The reality is we have no control over when our child calms down. Parenting and teaching is not quick and...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Tantrums – Part 4: Before and After

It takes work and repetition, but indeed, there are things that can be done to pre-empt a tantrum and ways...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Sensory Processing Development 101

‘Sensory processing development’ is vital to understanding how children learn. It’s deeply studied among early childhood experts, but not widely...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Life Readiness
Bring Peace to Your Mornings – Make a Routine Chart

Power struggles and harried mornings for both parent and child are normal, and yet not a fun way to start...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
Transitions: Part 1 – Why Transitions Are So Hard

#1 daily challenge with children: How to get from A to Z without fighting, yelling or throwing a tantrum? Learn why...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Transitions: Part 2 – How to Get Through Peacefully

Knowing why transitions are difficult is half the puzzle. The other half is how to get through them. Teachers go...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Emotional Intelligence
How to Navigate a Healthy Parent/Child Separation

Learn the strategies, tools and what to say to manage a healthy separation process between you and your child, especially...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Answers to Common Questions on Parent/Child Separation

The parent/caregiver-child separation process is often an emotional experience, and every child and family experiences it differently. Discover answers to...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Pre-Academics
Choosing a Preschool – Part 1: What to Look for in a Classroom

Trying to figure out what to look for in a preschool and which questions to ask when visiting schools? Learn...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Choosing a Preschool – Part 2: Questions to Ask a Preschool

Are you in the midst of visiting preschools and trying to decipher what to look for in a classroom and...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Different Ways of Learning

“It’s not about how smart you are, it’s about how you are smart.” -Howard Gardner

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
How to Encourage Language Development

Easy things you can do every day to encourage your toddler to use more language. *Note – Suggestions in this article...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy
FAQ: How Do I Know if My Child Needs Speech Therapy?

We’re often asked, “How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?” First, listen to your instincts. If you...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
A Montessori Approach to Learning Language

Learn the Montessori approach to learning language and how to apply it every day.

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy
How to Teach General Math Concepts

Many parents are eager to teach their children basic number concepts at a young age. For a 2-year old, exposure...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
How to Teach Math Basics: Part 1 – Talk Numbers

Take every opportunity to count…anything, everything! It may feel common sense to us grown-ups, but fluency in talking about numbers...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
How to Teach Letter Identification

Some children are naturally drawn to learning letters, while others may not begin to learn letter identification until they’re a...

Ages
2-3,
3-4
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy

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