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Play in Preschool: Why it Matters

Play in Preschool: Why it Matters

Playing with dolls and blocks seems to have little to do with the academic knowledge that children will need to succeed in kindergarten. So why is it so important in preschool?

How to Encourage Preschool Pretend Play

How to Encourage Preschool Pretend Play

Pretend play is fun for young children, and supports important development, too! How can parents help encourage pretend play?

Does Your Preschooler Have a Developmental Delay?

Does Your Preschooler Have a Developmental Delay?

Find out if your preschooler is developing normally, as well as what to do if you suspect she might be experiencing a developmental delay.

Clinging and Crying: Could It Be Adjustment Stress?

Clinging and Crying: Could It Be Adjustment Stress?

Children's lives are full of stressful situations: moving, divorces and new schools, to name a few. But is all this clinging and crying normal?

Pushing Your Shy Child

Pushing Your Shy Child

For parents of a shy child, it can be daunting to navigate how to help a child deal with social situations such as playgroups, school, or even being in an unfamiliar environment. But according to Karen Stein, an Early Childhood/Parent Educator in Palo Alto, CA, shyness doesn't have to be a problem.

Teaching Your Child to Swim

Teaching Your Child to Swim

There's an ocean of reasons why kids should learn how to swim while they're young. The most obvious one is safety. If your child knows how to stay afloat and swim to safety, you and everyone else can have a bit more peace of mind near the water.

ADHD: A Preschool Problem?

ADHD: A Preschool Problem?

It's a fact: preschoolers squirm, talk out of turn, and sometimes drive their parents crazy with their inexhaustible energy. All of these are typical behaviors of a preschool child, but did you know they could also be symptoms ADHD?

The Low-down on Stuttering

The Low-down on Stuttering

There is nothing quite like hearing your child utter her first words. And there is nothing quite like the way your heart drops when you hear those words begin to tumble over one another in a mishmash of repetitions, fumbling, and hesitancy.

Kindergarten Readiness: The Summer Before the Big Transition

Kindergarten Readiness: The Summer Before the Big Transition

Let the countdown begin! Kindergarten is just one year away. Your challenge: enjoy this year while preparing your child for entry into the school world.

Dyslexia: What to Look for

Dyslexia: What to Look for

Is it normal for a child to have delayed speech or letter identification? A lack of interest in books with a lot of text? When should parents be concerned that their child may need to see a specialist?