Parenting Preschoolers & Toddlers
Toddlers and preschoolers are fun, energetic, creative and constantly growing and learning. Parenting a toddler or preschool-age child can have even the most patient and experienced parent or caregiver searching for tips and advice to help with a variety of needs, from keeping curious youngsters safe, to maintaining a consistent nap time and bed time, to correctly handling imaginary friends, missed milestones, tantrums and more. You’ll find articles and opinion pieces written by early education professionals, caregivers and parents of preschoolers.
- It's Christmas! 7 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy Over the Holidays
Don't spend your holidays wondering when school starts again. Keep your kids occupied over the Christmas break with activities, crafts and games. Guaranteed you'll enjoy them as much as your kids!
- Why Is Preschool So Expensive?
We are in a national crisis of childcare costs. Without affordable childcare, many parents cannot work, or have their working hours severely constricted. Childcare is often prohibitively expensive, and quality is uneven, depending on the caregiver. Why - and why should we care as a nation?
- Finding the Right Preschool in Your Neighborhood
Many parents feel overwhelmed at the idea of picking out a preschool. You want to make sure your child is in the best atmosphere possible. Keep these tips in mind when you start searching, but you may find out that word of mouth is best. Talk to other parents and teachers for recommendations.
- Test Your Preparedness and Knowledge of Toddler Safety
You want to keep the toddler in your life safe, right? Take this quiz to see how much you know about your child's safety and evaluate how prepared you really are.
- Rub-a Dub! Can Mrs. Wishy-Washy Help Children Learn to Read High Frequency Words?
Learn how to use an entertaining book with follow-up activities to help your child learn common reading vocabulary.
- Bright from Birth or On the Fast Track to Learning Too Early?
Flash cards, Baby Einstein, music classes, Mommy and Me swimming and gymnastics. And that is all before your one year olds nap. How much is too much when it comes to early education and activities? Where do we draw the line?
- Guide to Online Games for Preschoolers and Toddlers
Children today are computer savvy, even those as young as three years old. To them, a computer is just as common as a television or stove was to their parents at the same age. This guide takes the legwork out of searching for age-appropriate online games for your preschooler or toddler.
- End-of-the-Year Preschool Checklist: Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
There are many ways to prepare a child for kindergarten. Learning to interact socially, refining motor skills and developing literacy and language skills are just a few. This guide provides some tips for parents and educators as well as readiness activities for preschoolers.
- Teaching Children About Patterns
During the early elementary school years, students learn how to arrange objects and numbers into patterns. This concept can be expanded upon at home with parent-child pattern activities.