Welcome to The Companion Play Kit for months 22-24
Watch Lovevery CEO Jessica Rolph introduce the CompanionPlay Kit for months 22 to 24 of your toddler's life.
Watch Lovevery CEO Jessica Rolph introduce the CompanionPlay Kit for months 22 to 24 of your toddler's life.
Sensory exploration of colors, shapes, and textures with your child doesn't have to be complicated. Here are a few simple science activities for toddlers.
Children react in various ways when they encounter bugs, but what should they do? Here are 5 environmental lessons your toddler can learn now.
Music is a great way for toddlers to express creativity. Lovevery provides 4 fresh ways to make music a part of your child's life.
Consider these fun and safe ways to include your toddler in your real kitchen before you buy a new toy kitchen.
Matching images, objects, colors, and sound builds a toddler's pattern recognition and visual and short-term memory. Learn how matching skills progress.
Lovevery shares the techniques discovered by Stanford University that pinpoint a new, effective way to teach young children about colors.
Learn how to support your todder's pretend play, which is based on their own lived experiences. Imagination play will come later.
Learn why practicing the pincer grasp can help your child succeed in school and beyond by developing their fine motor skills and hand strength.
Dr. Dan Siegel "name it to tame it" philosophy helps children calm down by acknowleding and labeling their strong emotions.
Learn nine ways to help your toddler get comfortable with the toilet and noticing their body's signals.
Your child can potty train using a floor potty or a seat that fits on a regular toilet. Learn the pros and cons of each style.
Allowing your toddler to practice each part of a self-care skill with you boosts their confidence and independence.
Some toddlers can pay attention to an activity for several minutes, while others may need more support to stay focused for even a minute.
The average vocabulary at 18 months is about 50 words, but toddlers can say far more or fewer and still be on track.
Studies find that labeling an object as your child handles it can help them connect what they have in their hands to the words you say.
By staying close and being a calm, steady presence, you’re actually helping your toddler learn to become more independent in the future.
Your toddler isn't mature enough to resist their impulses yet, but there are things you can do now to help them develop this skill.
Try these easy tips from language experts to encourage your toddler to say two-word phrases.
Specific verbal feedback can help your toddler tune into their body as they tackle a new physical challenge.
Try these ideas to help your child understand what it means to be a good playmate.
Researchers analyzed how parents taught their 24-month-olds to complete a difficult activity and the children's persistence a year late. This is what they uncovered.
Before the frustration gets to both of you, try this approach to make your toddler feel heard and build their vocabulary in the process.
Destructive play is a powerful learning opportunity for your toddler. Learn how to make it work for both of you.
Acting out simple real-life situations during play gives your toddler a chance to learn about other people’s feelings without their own distress getting in the way.
Tantrums are part of toddler life, but these ideas may help you nip some before they start.
These ideas help your toddler move from a fisted grip to one that uses the strength of their fingers and thumb.
Up to 15% of young children will intentionally bang their head on the wall or floor at some point. Here's what to do when it happens.
Try these six expert tips to make bath time less stressful for your toddler—and you.
Try these four steps to reconnect and teach your toddler how to handle moments that don't go the way we'd hoped.
Learn the timeline of color understanding and 5 fun ways to help your toddler learn colors.
How you respond to mispronunciations can make a difference in your child's language development.
Learn why and how to let your toddler walk instead of ride.
Your toddler may say lots of new words around 18 to 24 months of age—here's why.
Learn which puzzles offer just enough challenge for young toddlers.
Try these 3 simple ways to get more valuable face-to-face time with your toddler.
Many shows and apps targeted at babies and toddlers are marketed as “educational,” but that doesn’t always mean much.
Learn the best phrases to guide your child toward safer choices.
Learn four strategies to help your toddler enjoy—and learn from—parallel play.
Learn six easy ways to add heavy work to your toddler's day.
When hosting a toddler play date, a little planning can go a long way toward minimizing conflict and maximizing opportunities to connect.
Help your toddler explore what it feels and looks like to paint on different surfaces as they build fine motor and language skills.
Research shows that reading can be a powerful way to boost your toddler’s expressive language skills. Try these simple strategies.
Try these ideas to get the wiggles out inside.
Pausing a few seconds can foster your toddler’s communication skills and encourage them to join the conversation.
Help your toddler get better at coordinating the small muscles of their hands and fingers with these activities from a pediatric OT.
As they spin, roll, swing, and slide, your toddler gets feedback from two important sensory systems that are crucial for their developing gross motor skills.
From advance warning to giving your toddler some power over loud noises, discover the best ways to help your child startle less.
A study of 270 toddlers found three key factors that predicted toileting success.
Find tips for planning a successful video chat as well as five activities for better video chats with toddlers.
Help your toddler work through feelings of disappointment, sadness, and frustration when their skills don't quite match their ambitions.
Even before your toddler is ready to start using the potty, reading books about the experience can help them understand what the process is all about.
Using real materials is a common Montessori practice. It can teach toddlers how to handle things with care, building independence and confidence.
When your toddler looks through their legs or climbs up or down stairs, they're exploring the "orientation" schema. Offer these activities to support their curiosity.
When your toddler crawls into a cardboard box or places a cup inside a bigger container, they’re exploring the “enclosing” schema.
Children learn so much about the physical world by throwing, dropping, rolling, and flinging things—including their own body.
Toddlers love discovering how objects fit together and come apart. Discover 5 ways to support this type of play.
Discover 4 ways to support your toddler’s developing rotation schema, a form of play that involves twirling their body, rolling cars, and more.
Instilling a love and understanding of language, reading, and writing in toddlers has little to do with memorizing the ABCs. Learn the skills to reinforce instead.
Discover lesser-known tips and facts about teaching your child to use the toilet from Lovevery's senior child development expert.
Learn the signs your child may be ready to potty train and expert tips for introducing the concept.
Studies show that a child’s sleep environment can strongly impact their sleep quality. Try these research-backed strategies tonight.
Help your toddler learn to take others’ perspectives and solve complex problems with these expert tips to encourage creative and divergent thinking.
Having their nails cut is a little bit scary for your child. Here are some adjustments that might make the process a little easier for both of you.
Logical consequences are about helping your toddler regulate their emotions and their body. They're meant as a reset—not punishment.
Read our three steps to setting toddler limits with empathy and understand what empathetic boundaries teach children.
Giving your child opportunities to focus on a task uninterrupted and get into a “zone of concentration'' is an important part of the Montessori approach.
Some toddlers are less soothed by close physical contact than they were as babies. Learn what to do when a hug won't work.
Using specific and even complex words to describe how your child feels gives them a deeper, more nuanced understanding of their emotions.
When children are enjoying an activity, they just want to keep doing it. Read our 6 steps to help your toddler transition.
Separation anxiety doesn't happen only to children—it affects parents, too. Read 4 tips to help you deal with your separation anxiety.
All toddlers have temper tantrums. Learn the dos and don'ts to help you and your child through public and private meltdowns.
Toddlers understand that they can make things happen with simple actions. Here are 4 ways to deepen their understanding of cause and effect.
Co-regulation is the process of showing your toddler how to manage emotions by doing it together. Try these expert tips the next time your child gets upset.
Are you eager for your toddler to play longer with a toy? Learn what you can do to help them get the most out of their playthings.
Big feelings are a sign of your toddler's healthy social-emotional development. Learn three ways to help you and your child manage them.
As your toddler becomes more independent, you have an opportunity to help them cultivate healthy self-esteem. Here are 4 ways to help your toddler develop it.
If your toddler dislikes certain clothes, it may be a sensory issue. Learn five simple adjustments from a pediatric occupational therapist.
The best toys for 2 year olds support emerging independence and sense of identity. They also give your child opportunities for fine and gross motor practice, problem-solving, practical life skills, and more.
At 12 months old, your toddler is more mobile and curious than ever. The best toys support mobility, fine motor skills, language, and independence. See our best Montessori toys for 1-year-olds.
Children as young as 18 months can start taking on regular household responsibilities. These will be simple and straightforward, like wiping up spills or helping set the table, and will require modeling and patience from you.
Wooden toys are a staple of Montessori learning. They're durable, beautiful, and inspire wonder for a child's budding imagination.
After play studies, weeks of in-home testing, and thousands of customer surveys, we are excited to announce our updated Play Kits for one-year-olds.
Your toddler’s brain loves to grapple with opposites. A great way to involve your toddler in learning about opposites is by exploring the idea of dirty vs clean
This water painting activity boosts gross and fine motor skills and is incredibly simple. All you need are paint brushes and a bucket of water.
Twisting caps to loosen and tighten them takes concentration and coordination, and can be done over and over again. This activity reuses disposable baby food pouches to allow your child to practice.
"Posting” is a term used to describe fitting objects into an opening of corresponding size. In this activity, colorful, bendable pipe cleaners fit into Wiffle balls for all kinds of posting fun.
This DIY craft activity has can be taken on car trips and stored easily for future use—and it supports multiple developmental skills as well.
In this activity, your child will push toy cars, trains, planes, and other small vehicles through DIY tunnels, creating a world of pretend play to get lost in.
This simple DIY is a great source of entertainment and helps develop gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. All it takes is a paper plate, popsicle sticks, and a balloon.
Some of the best craft materials can be found in the recycling bin. Here are 3 crafts you can do with your toddler using toilet paper rolls.
The pincer grasp isn't just for babies. Toddlers need to continue strengthening this coordination and dexterity for future tasks.