When your toddler starts making two and three word sentences, your conversations will get better and better. It also gets a lot easier for them to let you know what they want – even though it’s usually chocolate buttons for breakfast!

Showing them that you’re listening is a great way to make them feel special, and it also means that when you talk, they’ll learn how to listen to you. This is a great time to talk about emotions too, so that when a feeling comes along, they’ll be able to put a name to it. Feelings can be a bit overwhelming for toddlers, especially when someone takes away their toy car or favourite doll in the middle of a game! Try saying something like ‘I see you’re angry’, so that they’ll be able to recognise the feeling when it comes around again. It’ll help them learn to get on better with other people and understand their feelings too.

iStock_000009704424Medium