Playing alongside other children is all you can expect from your toddler. At 18 months, they are still too focused on themselves to make really good playmates. But they can always practise.
Toys driving you mad? Here is some down-to-earth wisdom from other parents on how to get the mayhem under control.
It's a tricky time giving up the daytime naps - everyone's a bit tired and scratchy. But don't worry; after a while things will calm down and you'll find a new routine that works.
A blast in the fresh air is just what you need to beat cabin fever. Here are some fun things to do outside with your preschooler.
The key to learning to read is closely linked to being curious about reading. You can awaken that curiosity and a love of reading in your child.
Painting is creative and just plain fun. Join your little artist at home and rediscover your forgotten talents!
Which toys and games are best for your child? Of course you want your child to develop properly. But it's ok: you already have everything they need at home.
Building towers and putting teddies to bed isn't exciting any more - for you, that is. And now you feel guilty because you don't want to play. But don't fret: just change the perspective.
By helping to improve motor skills and create interest, you are laying the foundations for your little writer-to-be.
For those days when you're stuck for ideas, here's a list of fun things to do indoors together.
Here are some tips for creative toddlers who are totally into art and crafts.