I have a 2years old baby. Rather than directly informing my child what she should do, I just create stories based on the situation. For example - once, when she felt sick and refused to take medicine I just held a teddy, moved it and then dropped it. I tried to make her understand that the teddy felt sick. Then I took another big teddy and told her that "here comes teddy's mommy. She gave teddy medicine and made him better. Look baby teddy is now alright". She was so happy to see that. As a bed time story I used to narrate the story of a bunny trying to express his big love for parents through the words 'I Love You'.[story-"Bunny love his parents very much. Each day when he wakes up in the morning bunny says Good Morning and at night when its time to go to bed bunny says Good Night + I love u Mom and Dad."] Nowadays my daughter started to say "I Laaa Vuuu" ( which means 'I Love You'). There is nothing more beautiful than hearing the way she says I Love You Amma (Mom) and Achan (Dad).By using objects from own home I teach my baby the concept of opposites. I show the concept of up and down by throwing a ball up into the air and then back into my hand. With the ball itself I taught her the opposite big x small and also to identify colours.