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.
Two Toddlers Sharing Do you have problems with your toddler sharing at play dates? Are you dealing with territorial battles? Problems with sharing are part of normal development in toddlers, but parents can foster sharing skills in young children with a few learning opportunities and offering praise along the way. Since toddlers naturally want to mimic adults, begin early by modeling behavior. As an example, if you are eating a cookie, break it in half and give part to your toddler while explaining that you are sharing this cookie with him.
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.
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?
Learn how to use an entertaining book with follow-up activities to help your child learn common reading vocabulary.
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?
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.
There are many ways to prepare a child for kindergarten. Helping him learn 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.
Birth order, in combination with environmental and genetic factors, can shape personality development. Middle-born children often exhibit characteristics that allow them to prosper in the family composition, but tend to be overshadowed by their siblings.
You decide to measure the weight and height of your child at home. He’s certainly doing well since his last checkup, but has he grown? He won’t stand still for the time you need to mark the wall or for the scale to register his weight. So just how do you get accurate measurements?
As parents, we’ve all heard it: “Where does your child go to preschool?” What if your child isn’t enrolled in a preschool program? What if she was home with you until the first day of kindergarten? Does missing out put her at a distinct disadvantage compared to her preschool-attending peers?