First Things First
Use simple, homemade flash cards to teach your child to order things sequentially.
How it Plays
Make a set of simple flash cards using rectangles of stiff construction paper. On each one, draw one step of a process. For example, start with an egg, then a baby bird being fed by its mother, then the bird learning to fly, and, finally, the bird grown up. Or you could draw a collection of ingredients, a bowl of cookie dough, cookies baking on a pan, and cookies piled on a plate. If you're not much of an artist, you can cut pictures out of nature or cooking magazines and glue them on the cards.
What You'll Need
Sequencing is a basic cognitive skill your child must master to learn all sorts of things, from telling time to tying her shoes toyou guessed itlearning to use the toilet. From the moment she realizes she needs to go to the moment of triumph, potty training is a series of steps your child is learning to follow.