We have been really encouraging Cheeks when he wants to help (*cough* child labor) with cleaning, cooking, etc. We have been doing a lot of “practicing” as I like to call it.

With us just starting the whole potty training thang.. We decided to make a “practice” board where we reward cheekies (with stickers.. His fav) when he practiced being by the potty….. Or sitting… Whatever!  We didn’t want for it to juuuust to be a potty training thing (at the time we started this… He had JUST shown interest).. So we put a few different things on there.

These are our “practice clouds”:

Cheeks loves helping me clean (we got him the cutest mini broom) and putting things in the trash… He’s also obsessed with helping B in the yard so we added a cleaning cloud….. 

We are working really hard with “please” and “Thank you” so we added a manners cloud.. The way he says thank you is quite…. Well.. Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.

Counting is obvious… He really likes the number 2…. That’s all he counts right now lol… The only time I can get him to count anything really is when we pretend wrestle and he pretend pins either B or myself ha! 

Big boy words is really any time he learns or attempts a new word OR is able to express himself with words when he is upset. We are encouraging him to say what he wants rather than point and cry… Or if he is upset we want him to tell us why.. 

Singing and dancing just makes for a fun time if we are having a mood… We like to sing wheels on the bus a lot 🙂 

  
Our board is nothing special.. But it’s working for us!!

What do you do to motivate their learning process?