What should I be teaching my 15 month old?

Jamie - posted on 04/02/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I'm a stay at home mom and I don't bring my daughter to daycare. What are some things To teach her at this age?

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Holly - posted on 04/02/2013

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shapes, colors, numbers, letter, second language, body parts (nose, eyes, ear,leg arm) animal noises (moo, meow, woof, baa) .... always challenge her, heck i began teaching my oldest her presidents when she was 2 she could recognize the first 6 presidents and name them... by the age of two she could also tell you all the basic shapes in English and Spanish, as well as the colors and simple shapes she could count to twenty and knew the alphabet, she was beginning to recognize letters and numbers. by the age of 3 she could recognize all her letters and numbers and knew phrases in Spanish. Its all about constantly challenging them. like i tell my children (now 8 & 9) I don't care about your grades, as long as you are learning new things and challenging yourself, that's what i care about. I don't allow them to read books lower than their age appropriate level, heck, not even the books AT the age appropriate level, i expect them to read book that are for "young adult" readers.

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Jamie - posted on 04/02/2013

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Oh wow ok ill start trying that. Is it normal tho that she's already 15 months and doesn't say any words besides momma and dada? I just get so worried cuz I know a girl and she has a boy that's only one week younger than my daughter and he can already say up to 12 words.

Holly - posted on 04/02/2013

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you shouldn't stress yourself of her over it. make it fun. sing songs, play games... say them in a sing songy voice... as long as you play with her you are doing the best you can do. do things like, here is a green block, do you want the green block, what shape is that green block, it is a circle. do this while you are playing, and you will see she will get it. many people don't realize that those times are GREAT learning opportunities... the only reason I know how to do it like that is because i worked in a day care from the age 17-22 years old. and before that I have been around my mom who did home day care since i was 2 years old.

Jamie - posted on 04/02/2013

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Thank you. I've been working with her on body parts (toes and eyes) and 123 and abc but it's so hard because she doesn't even pay attention or care what I'm trying to teach her so it makes me frustrated. I feel like I'm just wasting time and that she won't start understanding right now.

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