Celebrate the Lunar New Year with fun and festive educational activities for kids.
While they still play with some of their old toddler toys, preschoolers are ready to play in more sophisticated ways. Here are a few playthings every preschooler should have.
Whether playing doctor or having a tea party, imaginative role play is an important part of a preschooler's day. Try one of these ideas to get play started.
Try these parent-tested tips for sane school mornings.
As your children form their first friendships, here are a few tips for planning and supervising successful playdates for preschoolers.
One of the best things we can do for young children when it comes to teaching them to write and spell is to make writing implements and paper readily available and give them the time, space and encouragement to write.
Birthday parties seem to be a time when even those of us with pretty environmentally sound habits throw it all out the window and into the landfill. Here are a few hints for making birthday parties kinder to the environment.
Parents of preschoolers anxiously anticipate the day their child will begin reading. But while you can encourage certain pre-reading behaviors at this stage, most preschoolers are not ready to actually read on their own.
Making Valentines is a great opportunity to help your child develop letter recognition, fine motor skills, spatial awareness and more.
One of the best things about being a parent to young kids is that they can constantly remind us of better ways to live. Tune in to what your kids are teaching you.
Start a new tradition by creating an advent calendar full of meaningful messages, rather than sweets.
For young kids still learning the difference between reality and fantasy, Halloween can be too scary!
What does it mean when your child pretends to read?
Is your preschooler a sore loser? Start a family game night tradition to help your child learn how to lose gracefully.
Your curious preschooler finds learning fun. It's important for parents to nurture this love for learning now, while attitudes toward learning are being formed.
Many preschool teachers agree that a child's preschool readiness depends more on her individual personality and temperament—a combination of mental, physical and emotional traits—than her so-called "academic" abilities. Even so, our developmental checklist can help you and your child get ready for this big step.
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