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With a 15 month old baby /toddler, the most important lesson is life. That said, do not worry about "lessons" or "training", but teach her by example. Take her with you wherever you go, include her in what you are doing (instead of just having her in the stroller) and let her experience the real world. I'm a stounch supporter of the the theory that ...


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At the risk of being harpooned by the community, I'll tell you what I did for my daughter. When she was about 3 or so she noticed a little character I painted in the mural that covers her whole room. Tons of animals and every sort of environment and nothing human related at all, except I hid the predator in the trees of the jungle. That's what she asked ...


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My mother would read books to me. A good book would solve your problem in that you wouldn't need to spend a lot of time each day/week. You can probably find great deals on some good books via Craigslist or garage sales. There's plenty of "top books for children" lists. The following is a google search to get you started. Go with some all time favs and ...


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My kids are 10, 4, and 2.5 and we read or tell stories for about 15-20 minutes a night with the younger two. My ten year old prefers to read to himself now, but he got the same amount of time when he was younger. My kids typically want to be read to because they like to look at pictures in books, but sometimes if it's late I will do a story so we can turn ...


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Retell those of your mother's stories that you can remember (if she's still around, ask her if she can write down any of them for you). Go to the library or a good used book store and try to find some favorite books you personally enjoyed as a child. Make up your own stories -- they don't have to be perfect. Get a collection of fairy tales or folk tales ...


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Since you don't provide an age, there are a few different guidelines based on age. For children under about eight or nine months, stories primarily serve the purpose of hearing the parent's voice, as a soothing influence and helping to develop language. Therefore, any story will do. Books primarily should be high contrast, black and white in particular or ...


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I always asked my dad for stories from when he was younger. He had the most fantastic stories about his experiences in the Navy. He's not very imaginative so I (still!) believe they're reasonably true. He probably didn't spend more than 10 minutes per evening, often followed by a little discussion about some detail or other. Perhaps you can dig up some of ...



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