PL Category: babyZone

babyZone: Q&A – How Do I Develop Rules for My Toddler?

Q) How do I develop rules for my toddler? A) It’s easy to find oneself saying, “No!” to nearly everything a toddler does! But rather than fall into a “no” pattern that makes little sense to your child and creates constant irritation for you, take some time to determine what your essential house rules should…

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babyZone: Jesus Loves Children

“Jesus loves the children.” (See Mark 10:16.) This month you will help your child: develop an awareness of the name of Jesus and associate Him with being loved; Devotional for Parents: What does it mean to become like a child? How can an adult humble him- or herself to be childlike? These questions must have…

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babyZone: I See God’s Love at Church

“I like to come to church.” (see Psalm 122:1) Do these activities with your child to help them to feel glad to be at church with people who demonstrate God’s love to him or her. Also, to hear songs and words about God’s love for them.   Tell It Jesus Came to Church When Jesus…

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babyZone: Discipline and Little Children

“Love each other.” (John 15:12) Discipline means “teaching” – the very kind of teaching Jesus did with His disciples! It is an opportunity to teach a child appropriate ways to meet his or her needs. Teaching these ways is twofold: first, to immediately stop behaviour that might hurt your child; second, to help your child…

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babyZone: God Gives Me Friends

“Love each other.” (John 15:12) Here are some activities to do with your child to help them enjoy happy encounters with other children. Little Activities for Little People: Cover a doll or toy with a small blanket, towel or diaper. Slowly remove the cover. Repeat. Show surprise and joy at each discovery of the “lost”…

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babyZone: Q&A – Baby Books

Q. What type of books should I buy for my baby and what can I do to help my baby enjoy books as she grows older? A. Babies and toddlers “read” the pictures in the book. So it is important to buy books with clear, bright pictures. Also select books with pictures of familiar settings…

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babyZone: God Made Me

“God made me.” (See Job 33:4) This month we will help your child: Enjoy success in using the body God made for him or her. Begin to develop an awareness that God made his or her body.   Little Activities for Little People: While your baby is learning to walk, he or she needs lots…

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babyZone: Laying the Foundation

“God cares about you.” (See 1 Peter 5:7) There is no more appropriate place for a child to learn trust than in your family! Such security becomes the basis for learning to trust God and beginning to feel His love. Make sure your child understands that your home is safe and that the people there…

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babyZone: God Cares for Me

“God cares about you.” (See 1 Peter 5:7) Do the following activities with your child to help your child associate God with the loving care experienced at church. Little Activities for Little People: Hold your baby on your lap and sit facing a mirror. Wave your hand. Watch to see if your baby imitates your…

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babyZone: Q&A – Understanding Your Baby

Q. How can I tell what my baby wants when he or she can’t talk yet? A. You can learn most about your baby by slowing down and being observant. A great deal of communications goes on with even the youngest child. The first and most basic part of this process is simply to watch…

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