Pointer Power

Toddler At the Park

While you’re with your child watch what catches their eye. Point to things you see and say what they are. “There’s a black bird and he’s flying” or “The little girl is jumping” Watch where they’re looking and say what it is.

See what your child is learning

When you describe what you see, or what your child sees, they’re making connections between words and what they mean. Children who know words and what the words mean have a head start on learning.

Share this tip

Related Age Guides

2 Years

Discover how your toddler learns, and find events, programs, and tips to help support their growth.

More Tips Like This

As you put groceries away, involve your child by saying some... Try this tip
Offer your child something common like a scarf, an empty box... Try this tip