Recordable books like those from Hallmark make a thoughtful and original gift. Divorced or deployed parents use them to maintain a connection with kids; grandparents and other involved individuals do the same. They improve reading skills and the recorded memories last forever.
In recent years, many students and parents are racing away from public schools and signing up for charter schools. The problem with this is that parents often idealize charter schools. What do you need to know before you run - and why shouldn’t you let “Waiting for Superman” scare you?
When you reach the end of your little one’s preschool schedule, deciding if it is time to move on to kindergarten can be overwhelming. Look for key readiness cues and ask yourself, what do I do if my child isn’t ready for kindergarten? Evaluate your options to find the best plan for your family.
Supporters of child beauty pageants call the critics the problem. These false claims are negated with research from the American Psychological Association.
Rainy days or hot, steamy ones – either way, you are likely to hear, “Mom, I’m bo-o-ored!” Let Dr. Seuss and his infamous Cat help keep your kids engaged when you make a felt Cat in the Hat hat. Preschoolers will love this project, which they can make easily with your help.
The angry or frustrated child needs an outlet for his anger. Teach him how to identify his feelings and triggers and how to cope when the feelings arise.
Want your preschooler to experience great friendships, have success in school and express emotions in a healthy way? Of course you do! Empathy is a key ingredient in the recipe for happy, emotionally healthy children. Learn how to help your preschooler develop this important skill!
For most parents, just the thought of hosting a party for a group of preschoolers is enough to cause stress! But parties with young children can be wildly successful if you have appropriate expectations and are able to plan properly. So plan ahead, be flexible and enjoy the party!
A baby’s brain is a rapidly developing organ from the time he is implanted as an embryo in the uterus to the time he is born and grows into a child. Find out what studies show about how different parenting styles can affect a child’s cognitive development.
There is so much more to learning the ABC’s than just singing the song! When your preschooler shows signs of wanting to learn about letters, try some of these fun and simple ideas to help a child learn the alphabet and foster a love of letters and language.