We always hear how important repetition is in education, or how "practice makes perfect," and I was excited to discover this was all so true. At our family Christmas in 2010, the year my oldest son was born, my mother and father-in-law gifted him with an awesome toy - the V-tech Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train. Oh boy, my son loved that thing from the moment he laid eyes on it. Just look at that face below! :::swoon::: From that day forward, he wanted to play with that train pretty much any chance he got. And we let him! From the time he was about six months old, we had daily scheduled play time where we'd put him in a play pen for a set amount of time - anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. It was good for him because it gave him clear boundaries and allowed Momma to get her list ... read more
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