You don't need to buy high-tech digital devices, apps, or expensive toys to boost your toddler's brain development! Research shows that the best way for toddlers to learn is through daily, active play and Retro Toddler includes more than 100 fun, age-appropriate, "old-school" toddler activities that promote the development of language, motor and social skills. The book includes detailed instructions for developmentally stimulating, screen-free toys that parents and toddlers can make together out of everyday household items.
Parents will also learn:
• What's happening inside the rapidly developing brain of a toddler • How language, social, fine and gross motor skills develop during the toddler years • How different parenting styles can affect a child's development • How to successfully praise a child to achieve a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset • How to foster grit and self-control in toddlers • The importance of play during the toddler years • How excessive screen time is negatively impacting today's young children
With more than 25 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and child development specialist, the author of Retro Toddler will provide you with the research-based information you need to help foster strong growth and development in your toddler—without breaking your budget.
About the Author
Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist, child development specialist, and assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.