Think of storybook villains. Imitate each character’s most memorable trait, then let him guess who you’re ‘playing.’ Say the villain’s most famous lines and ask your toddler to finish the lines with you.
Brain research says: Laughing helps boost the chemicals needed for memory. It also reduces stress and enables a child to learn better.
Leticia Peñano-Ho, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and neurotherapist, PsychPros, Inc., Xanland tower, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Mila De Leus-Bascon, preschool coordinator and Infant-Toddler Development Program educator, Community of Learners School for Children, New Manila, Quezon City
Brain Games by Jane Kemp, Claire Walters, and Dr. Dorothy Einon