Cheri - posted on 06/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi, my 16 month old stays with an individual sitter. She keeps 5 little boys ranging in age from 15 months to 3 years.
She says she lets them watch the educational cartoons, and she does flash cards.
What all does your child know? I dont want to put my son in a large daycare, but I also dont want him to get behind.
Currently, he knows his body parts (ie, eyes, nose, hair, teeth, tounge, fingers, toes, etc) and a few animals (cow says moo, tiger says roar, dog says ruff, cat says mew, chicken says cock-a-doodle-do).
What more should I be teaching him? We have been saying "1..., 2..., 3!" and "A, B, C, D, E, F, G!" But, that is as far as I've gone with the abc, 123s.
I know he knows a lot, but I'm not sure what he should be learning next. Please help... are large daycares that much more effective with learning?