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.

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  • Missing Milestones? How to Keep Your Children's Development on Track
    Being a parent is one of the most difficult tasks you undertake. You want your children to be healthy and happy, but you also want them to thrive. Almost all facets of healthcare have adapted developmental milestones, and it can be stressful when your children are diagnosed as falling behind.
  • Preschool Activities With the Book "Five Minutes Peace"
    Mother's Day is certainly a special day to celebrate. Prekindergarten teachers will find Mother's Day activities for children in their class using the book "Five Minutes Peace" as an inspiration for learning. Crafts, a song, learning activities, and pulling it all together for a party are given.
  • 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?
  • Internet Resources for Preschoolers and Toddlers: Play and Learn!
    Children today are computer savvy, even those as young as three years old. To them, a computer is just as common as a television 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.
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