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Today’s Magic Moment




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  • Can your toddler mimic your silly gestures? Try big movements, as well as little ones – like winks (cutest thing ever: a two-year-old trying to wink).
  • Bring some stuffed animals or other creatures into the game to act out your movements, too. Can your toddler make the animals “move”?

Did you know…
Ever feel tired after chasing a toddler for the day? There’s a good reason for that – one study found that if toddlers were grownups, the amount of energy they expend is like an adult sparring in a boxing ring for 249 minutes or running 30 miles.

So yeah. We’re tired!


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Ailen is the Managing Editor at ParentsTogether. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two spirited boys.