Contents: The ABCs of brain development -- Early movement matters -- Parenting your toddler : why "back to the basics" is best -- Why old-fashioned play is critical during the toddler years -- How screen time and digital media use are affecting today's young children -- Enhancing development with retro activities : 12 to 18 months -- Enhancing development with retro activities : 19 to 24 months -- Enhancing development with retro activities : 25 to 30 months -- Enhancing development with retro activities : 31 to 36 months.Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index.Summary: "You don't need to buy high-tech digital devices, apps, or expensive toys to boost your toddler's brain development! Research shows that the best way for toddlers to learn is through daily, active play and Retro Toddler includes more than 100 fun, age-appropriate, 'old-school' activities that promote the development of language, motor and social skills. The book includes detailed instructions for developmentally stimulating toys that parents and toddlers can make together out of everyday household items. Parents will also learn: what's happening inside the rapidly developing brain of a toddler; how language, social, fine and gross motor skills develop during the toddler years; how different parenting styles can affect a child's development; how to successfully praise a child to achieve a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset; how to foster grit and self-control in toddlers; the importance of play during the toddler years; how excessive screen time is negatively impacting today's young children."--Amazon.com.