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September 29, 2013
A Smile-Filled Search

This simple do-it-yourself spyglass can be a fun way to help your child develop vocabulary and creativity skills by seeing and naming things around your home. Start by making a special “happy thing” spyglass out of an empty paper towel roll and ribbons and yarn. Be sure to enlist your toddler’s help indecorating it as you both like. Then, use the roll as a telescope as you and your child walk around the house looking for things that make her happy. Your full bookshelf! Your cat! Give your toddler the words she needs to name things if she needs help.

 
 

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