My third tip for avoiding learning problems (not to mention the special hell of being designated Special Ed)? Put that toddler to music! Yes, music. Get ’em dancing, singing, tumbling, clapping, stamping…have a ball! 

Of all the multitudes of kids who have been through my program, and of the torrent of requests for help with math, I’ve never had an applicant for help with numeracy or literacy who had a solid music background.

I can understand why. You’re welcome to ask me for my theory.