Sing With Your Child Month on March, 2018: Please help and advices with our 20 months old?

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Please help and advices with our 20 months old?

All young children need a routine, sometimes if they are slightly out of it, it could upset them for a few days sometimes through tiredness or stubbornness.

Theres nothing wrong with your daughter, shes going through the terrible two stage, you must be more firm with your house rules like eating and sleepings times, don't give into demands or alternatives although its easier to give in to keep her quiet, you will shortly find that this will open a new can of worms as she gets older, her behaviour will get more intolerable, just bear with it and it will pass when she knows who the boss in the home. Long sentences mean nothing to a child so young, keep the sentences and request short and always praise her for positive behaviour, reward her with stickers or cuddles.

Let her have little responsibilities around the home like getting her own nappy and wipes out and letting her throw the rubbish in the bin, putting and taking clothes in the washing machine, tidy away her own toys, blow her own food, putting her plate/bowl and cup in the kitchen, even for you to arrange the food to make it look like a smiley face can encourage her to eat her dinner and talk about the veggies thats there etc, let her put her own sandwich filling on the bread, putting the shopping away, helping you to water the garden etc. Children of all ages love this, it gives them a worthiness sense of feeling of achieving something positive and being recognised for their efforts with praises or treats.

I have been a childminder for 9 years and I always stick to my guns, and that no means no, even if my own child has gone hungry, he soon learnt that if you do not eat your meal, there will be no alternative, he caught onto that idea of eating at meal times very quickly. I praise and reward children when goals are met.

Don't substitute extra milk of dairy products instead of skipped meals, she has to learn that she has to eat with everyone else at the table and eat what everyone else is having. If you do this now, it will end the meal time dramas and she won't be a fussy eater when shes older. If she doesn't eat a particular food, keep presenting it the next time you have it and she will eventually eat it. Trust me this is where parents go wrong and children automatically become fussy eaters and worse eat all the wrong foods etc. All children within my facility eat everything I cook and prepare for them, even babies know that carrots make our eyes see in the dark like rabbits. You could grow some of your own veg and let your daughter nature the plants and tend to them as well as knowing where food comes from that way, let her pick the veg from the plant and eat it when its cooked, she'll love it.

When you lay the foundation rules down and she knows there is no alternatives, she will be fine, but don't give in or you'll live to regret it later!

Is Dutchwonderland appropriate for an 18 month old?hat would you like to ask?

Is Dutchwonderland appropriate for an 18 month old?hat would you like to ask?

Dutchwonderland is appropriate for all ages. Just remember at 18 months old, she probably won't remember much about the day.

The ride height requirements are on a "gem" system. The rides each have a gem rating. Ruby is the highest gem rating, it is for children 54" and taller. Sapphire is the second gem rating, it is for children 48"-54". Amber is the third gem rating, it is for children 42"-48". Then comes Emerald which is 36"-42". Finally is Aquamarine which is under 36".

The rides in the Aquaramarine category are:

Astroliner - rocket ride must be accompanied by a responsible rider.

Capital Blue Cross Monorail - monorail must be accompanied by a responsible rider.

Choo Choo Charlie - a kid powered train ride, must be accompanied by a responsible rider. No hand held infants.

Crazy Plane- plane ride, must be accompanied by a responsible rider

Double Splash Flume - Log ride, must be accompanied by a responsible rider, no hand held infants

Dragon's Lair - boat ride, must be accompanied by a responsible rider

Duke's Dozers - no hand held infants, bull dozers that go around in a circle, child must be able to sit upright alone

Ferris Windmill - mini ferris wheel shaped like a windmill, no hand held infants, child must be able to sit upright alone

Frog Hopper - up and down ride, no hand held infants, child must be able to sit up alone

Fun Slide - slide on a mat down a fun, long super slide, child must be accompanied by a responsible rider, no hand held infants

Gondola Cruise - boat ride, must be accompanied by a responsible rider

Lady Gay River Boat - boat ride, must be accompanied by a responsible rider

Merry-Go-Round - typical merry go round, must be accompanied by a responsible rider

Off-Road Rally - truck ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants

Silo Slide - a twisty slide, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants

Sky Fighter - space shuttle ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants

Wiggle Racers - flying turtle racer ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants

Wonder Whip - mini "whip" ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants

Pipeline Plunge - water slide, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants

Sky Ride - ride in the sky, child must be able to sit up by self, must be accompanied by responsible rider, no hand held infants

The Twister - spin ride, child must be able to sit up by self, must be accompanied by responsible rider, no hand held infants

Tug Boat - boat ride, child must be able to sit up by self, must be accompanied by responsible rider

Turnpike - car ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants, must be accompanied by responsible rider

Turtle Whirl - turtle spinning ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants, must be accompanied by responsible rider

VR Voyager - space themed ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants, must be accompanied by responsible rider

Wonder House - crazy house, no hand held infants, child must be able to sit and stand up by self, must be accompanied by responsible rider

Wonderland Special Train - Train ride, must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Panda Party - panda ride, child must be able to sit up by self, no hand held infants

In addition to the above rides, there are other things that your little one will enjoy at DutchWonderland. There is currently a Thomas and Friends show running daily at the Really Useful Theatre featuring songs, dancing, and more all with a Thomas The Tank theme. There's a Beyond The Castle Walls singing and dance party daily all about storybooks at the Storytime Corner. There's a Duke The Dragon Dance Party at Duke's Lagoon and The Schoolhouse featuring the adorable costume character Duke the Dragon. There is Bubba Bear And The Badland Band featuring a country bear themed show that takes place at the Ampitheatre. There is Open Dive, an acrobats show at Herr's Aqua Stadium. There is Storytime With The Princess which every little girl will love it takes place at the Storytime Corner. There is the Adventures of Frog Prince which is a fairytale themed high dive show at Herr's Aqua Stadium. There's Dragons Tail another high dive show, themed around dragons at the Herr's Aqua Stadium. Thru August 30th is Knight's Of Recycling featuring songs and education it is at the Ampitheatre. And finally there is Funsation Celebration which is a party celebration with all the costume characters at DutchWonderland it takes place at the Really Useful Theatre thru August 30.

In addition to all the shows, the Wonderers are a funny band that plays throughout the park, and of course you will catch a glimpse of the costume characters throughout your day. Duke's Lagoon is a fun water themed play place. They require swim diapers on all non potty trained children during play as well as

For parents who take their child to My Gym or Gymboree....?

I took/take mine. They both have been in Gymboree since they were 1 month old (they're 3 and 4 now). Somedays they do what they want and some days they go along with the curriculum. That's fine. The teachers should be fine with it too. As long as the child is not being disruptive or hurting someone/something/themselves let them be, the child will be fine. They won't be the first or last to shun the circle.

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