The enchanted world of Toddlers&their Talks- 6 signs.

Im pretty flummoxed with the things my toddler tells me. Sometimes,I’m gaping in horror & sometimes I’m just playing “Mommy”,acting like I understand every bit of useless & vital information he gives me. The “Terrible Two’s”,are terrible for the reason,that they terribly drain away every ounce,gram,millilitre,etc of your energy. It’s just been a few hours since you’re up,and you can already feel the weight of the day in your bones. 

Those kids are everywhere. They are like little monsters,elves,gnomes, leprechauns,goblins.. You get it! They just are everywhere. Let me tell you a secret,they also possess the power of ” TeleKinesis” and “TelePortation”. I kid you not,dear worried parent. 😢 We’re in this together. 

Just a split second ago,you caught your LO trying to tip the Venetian flower vase& when you save that vase by fluke & you hear shattering sounds *kaboom* from your bedroom. The poor klutzy you rushes in,only to find your LO smiling,standing a good distance away from the crime scene. 

Pray,tell me dear parent… Just how did your toddler manage to find himself in the bedroom in split seconds and also shatter your favourite hand held “VanityMirror”,which was btw way beyond his reach?? I really ought to tell you,it’s telekinesis and not you clumsily forgetting that mirror on the baby chair. 😐😐 You can’t always be the klutzomaniac,please.😒

I staunchly believe so. Period. 

So,there are things our toddlery LO’s try to tell us every other day. They can talk,yes they do.. But for complex sentences,they still rely on Sign languages & broken sentences. Here are the few,yet common things our toddlers tell us: 

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  • He starts crying uncontrollably for no reason or throws tantrums: 

My LO usually behaves all perked, irritated,tantrum-y, crybaby-ish,uncontrollable,etc when he is super tired,groggy or confused. That’s the way he signals me these 3 emotions. He still can’t define them,nor can he understand what they mean. Ergo, a bawling episode alerts me. I,end up pacifying him & giving him the comfort that, I understand him.(psssst.. Sometimes,I just feel like running away,but then I think of all the mess I’d have to face,when I get back & refrain that thought)

  • He hugs you &seems disturbed or tells you to pick him up,cuddles& kisses you: 

Whenever my sister or brother try to show even as much as an iota of authority over me,the LO starts his PDA with me. By authority I mean,” I love you Sis.” Or ” I love Emmy” Or ” Emmy lets go out” Or ” Emmy do you love me?”. Those words & the LO is breaking all boundaries & borders,just to come near me & claim me as his. This usually is a sign of a toddler,trying to establish his authority over things he loves. He craves your attention& loves it when you shower him with it. I,for one.. Love these episodes & leave no stone unturned to have him give me kissykoos. 

  • He sticks to the walls,or goes into a room,makes himself invisible or tells you to look away,when he’s pooping: 

Be supercharged,your kid has progressed to the next level of independence. He’s ready to be potty trained. This is your kid’s way of letting you know,that he fairly understands the need for privacy& also good etiquettes.That’s a big word eh? But he knows it already. What you should do is encourage your child & teach him a few more things about privacy&manners,like dressing in private or not burping& farting in front of people.

  • Doesn’t look into your eyes,bows his head down & appears embarrassed: 

When you child has understood the concept of privacy&etiquettes,it isn’t surprising that he also knows the emotion of embarrassment.Your toddler at this very moment is a smart bloke. He understands that the certain thing he has done will get him no brownie points,but will surely get you into a fit of lip biting rage,tears& disappointment. To combat that emotion,your toddler starts looking away,not looking at you in the eye or bows his head down. He understands that he is wrong. 

  • He starts fidgeting or starts licking his lips or has a blank face around a few or a group of people:

This means that your LO isn’t as comfortable as you would like him to be with that particular group of people. He finds new faces overwhelming and starts diverting his attention at something else to stop himself from interacting with those people. Licking lips,brimming of eyes,fidgeting are all signs of uneasiness. Try keeping your child close to you and introducing these people one by one. Keep him in your arms & let him interact with others. When he’s ready,slowly let him go,while you’re within his sight. Wave at him and interact from a distance,telling him he’s safe with the others too. 

  • He talks & shows imaginary things or people:

Ok,I need to tell you this. I hate this! Like super hate this. The other day,I was in my bed & clearly enjoying my magazine. The LO comes in and jumps into my bed and says he wants to sleep in my lap,I say ok. **poof** We have a power cut,I tell someone to switch on the UPS & in that minute my son says,”Emmy look Milly is up there.” Trust me,at that minute.. I wanted to leave the LO and run for my life. Scenes from Grudge,Exorcist etc came at me. All I could say was,” Arham,I dunno if you wanna pee in your diapers,but I think I’m gonna be peeing in my pants now”. When the UPS came on,so did my strength and I said,” Who is Milly?” To which he replied,” Milly the Monkey” (reference to his finger puppet) I sighed a breath of relief & laughed like a buffoon.

But whatever dude,I get freaked outta my wits. Day or night,I don’t find it funny or the least bit interesting 😖😭😭 Anyways,this isn’t about me.. So when your LO does this,it means that he has developed a flair for interaction & reenacting the things he sees,hears& feels during his awake time. His imagination is running wild,which will help him in thought processing & understanding consequences. 

So much for being a parent. I don’t think that there is a better superhero than us. We’re all saving the day in one way or the other at home. **RESPECT**

Wonderboxx- July Edition Review

The story of childhood,comprises of pages of incessant laughs,impermeable innocence,ginormous amounts of happiness and the hunger for learning. 

Isn’t it quite a thing to see a little human just pop into our world and become THE world for us? How amazing it is to see the potential of that budding brain. It’s during these first few years,that the brain churns,burns & learns everything possible about the Big,big,big world around it. From learning how to roll on bed to running barefoot like a little monkey let out in the wild,this baby of yours is a wonder on his/her own. He/She Picks up the parental language just like that. In a span of 2 years,that baby understands 95% of your talks & language. 

And while the brain is working overtime,you are in a rut.. What?? Yes,I meant what you read. 

You’re desperately compulsive buying every new kinda rattle,learning aid,safe non toxic paints & plasticine. You’re on the web,typing in absurd keywords into the search engine bar, ” MY KID IS TWO AND ISN’T TELLING HIS ABC’s.” 😱

You spend insomniac nights trying to decipher what that little thing is all about. You are overcome with unnecessary fear of failure. You don’t want your child to lag behind. Though you preach that” My Child is Different & I Won’t Compare” motto,secretly you are comparing him with a fast & a late learner. Gaaaaaaahh!!! How do I know this?? I’ve been talking about myself you see.. 

During such times of “damsel in distress” situations, #Wonderboxx comes in as a ” Saviour”.

Heard of Wonderboxx?? If you haven’t then please give the link below a click. 

Wonderboxx

Let me just enlighten you about this new and innovative venture. The Wonderboxx is a soigné & a dapper of an answer for all those collywobble attacks mommy gets,while thinking what she ought to do for the LO’s Learno-tainment. Yup.. I officially invented that word from 2 words ” Learning & Entertainment”. You see, if you can’t keep the LO entertained,you really can’t teach much. These little creatures are made for merrymaking,& if you can’t merry make,then you have a child with an attention span of 15 minutes.

Wonderboxx targets a sizeable spectrum of ages starting from 1-8. They segregate each age into 3 groups.

  • Toddlo  : 1-3 years
  • Kiddo    : 3-5 years
  • Ginomo: 5-8 years

Here are a few questions you might ask me. 

1.What is Wonderboxx? 

Wonderboxx is a beautifully apt and a revolutionary idea in the fashioning& sculpting of your child. It’s a hands on kit that is filled with age specific products,which are necessary for exciting your LO’s impulses. Because let’s face it,hands on learning is sooooo much more fun.But let me clear one thing,that all of these products that come in a box are brainchilds of an expert panel.This will target your child,where he needs most focus on.They design a box each month with a certain theme. They customize each kit with motor sensory stimulation,logic and reasoning projects. This is child quest in a box. Yep!! A little box of quests and escapades.

2. How much is it & what are the benefits?

It’s priced at Rs. 1499/- per box,but they have certain discounts,if you would subscribe to them for 3,6,12 months at once. So,a smarter idea would be to subscribe for a few months and save up the moolah,if you’re looking for a long term harmony with Wonderboxx. 

Give it a trial maybe once and see how well it works for you. Please do rest assured that your box is a product of international calibre.

3. What kind of products come in the Wonderboxx?

For a better understanding,I will link their YouTube channel over here.

Wonderboxx Channel

The products are of avant garde class,catered specially for your child. You don’t end up buying things which are either too decelerated or accelerated for your kid’s age. So, basically you are giving your child just what is befitting his age.

Let’s talk about this JULY edition:

This month was all about animals. It was the ” AMAZING ANIMALS” theme. It came packed in this adorable gift wrap & was heartbreaking to rip it. And all the while,my LO kept saying ” it’s for me, Emmy!?” He just knew it,that something this cute was for him.

The box has:

  • Animal flash cards
  • Animal action dice
  • Animal body part block
  • Animal masks
  • Finger puppets
  • Animal habitat activity 
  • “What’s that munch?” Picture book,an exclusive Wonderboxx creation.
  • A parent feed newsletter

Here’s the unboxing.. Tadaaa…A visual treat for you.

  

  
 

The packaging is a dream,packed in the most kid- friendly way possible. Here are the bunch of brain stimulating goodies that come in your box.

1) Animal Flashcards: These cards were so easy to teach,with bright colours and cute to heart drawings of animals,this made my son a happy little boy. He kept on trying to find the “Emmy & Baby” pair. With a laminated surface,these cards are great even for messy hands.

  

 Here he is in a deeply pensive mood,trying to find pairs ❤️❤️ 
2) Animal Action Dices: My baby is a little too small to understand the game,but nonetheless,he loves the drawings. You are supposed to connect the word with the animal. The word is on one dice & the animal on another. 

 

3) Animal Body Parts Block: These foam cubes,found way into LO’s fun time. He enjoyed connecting the upper body& the lower body,also we had fun making weird ones.

  

 And here Arham played to his heart’s content with the blocks& now insists on having it even when we’re off travelling. 

 

4) Animal Masks: These were the most imaginative of them all. You get masks everywhere,nothing novelle about it. But these masks were just so much more fun,targeted at a toddler & tickled Arham pink. He loved “Leo the Lion” best ❤️ He kept roaring and prancing,kept insisting on being shown in the mirror.

  

5) Finger Puppets: An assortment of super cute paper puppets,got my little one talking and reenacting the animal behaviour. His favourite was ” Milly the monkey”. 

6) Picture Book( What’s that munch?): Well,his favourite book was a bath book called ” Thumper makes a splash” and now it’s “What’s that munch?”. I have to coax him into leaving his picture book out of the bathroom,when he gets his bath done. The only con of this book is, I wish it was a “Bathbook”,that way he could take the book everywhere. 

  

 7) Animal Habitat Activity: Arham is still getting the gist of it,he tries to understand why a fish can’t have a home on the ground and so on.. But with the beautiful pictures,I’m sure he’s gonna be engrossed. 

  

    Now, if i may..I would like to list out the pros and cons according to me,so that you can understand how much I loved this box.

Pros:

  • The idea is one of a kind for a revolutionary understanding towards Child development.
  • A must have for kids who are getting homeschooled.
  • The products are on par with international standards of Education,as according to me.
  • The every month theme attracts not only your child,but also you so that you both can enjoy your box.
  • Extremely useful for lighting up bulbs in your child’s mind,it’s a different approach to things.
  • A very true format of Fun Learning.
  • Develops imagination,role playing,creativity & curiosity.
  • As a mother of a toddler,i can tell you that development,learning and processing surroundings begins much much before preschool. For such before preschool times, Wonderboxx is your answer.

Cons:

  • I wish the finger puppets weren’t made from paper,some cloth or any such sturdy material would make it last more longer,because Arham absolutely loves them and one is already torn.
  • It could have had little miniature animals to take the box to another level.
  • It could have had made the action dices also from foam,again for it to last longer.

So,that was quite long,but it was worth it. The July Edition was much fun,i have Arham calling himself “Leo the Lion” all the time. That’s how Emmy & Baby Arham are enjoying their box & we would reckon that you &Baby get one too..