Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Hands On, Hands Off

Daily Tips

Try something new with your kids every day! Find tips on reading, learning, and raising a well-rounded child.

Today's Tip

Today's Tip: 
November 28, 2013
Hands On, Hands Off

One way babies learn how things work is to struggle, try, fail, and try again. So when you’re playing, feel free to show your baby how things work – that’s the “hands on” part. But then step back and let her try – that’s the “hands off” part. Only step in if she’s really frustrated or near tears, and then you can offer a tiny suggestion and emotional support, or move on to another toy.


Find Just-Right Books

Activities & Fun

This easy kitchen experiment is a blast!
Paint pictures with words and bring language to life.
Whether it's the sun or the moon that's shining brightly in...
Sums and differences are easy to learn with this sports-inspired,...
Help your child learn something new, fun, and creative with this...
Winter is full of wild weather, and your kids will enjoy flexing their...

Sponsor Spotlight