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Teaching Preschoolers about Time

Teaching Preschoolers about Time

Learning the days of the week and the months of the year is standard procedure in preschool curriculum, but what can you do to help your child learn about the concept of time at home?

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?

Preschool Potty Mouths: What to Do About Bad Words

Preschool Potty Mouths: What to Do About Bad Words

Repeating bad language is often a stage that most preschool go through. Here's what parents need to know about why and how to react when the bad words begin.

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.

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.

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.

Bowling for Kindergarten

Bowling for Kindergarten

What do 10 pins and a big heavy ball have to do with kindergarten? Quite a lot, actually. Believe it or not, bowling is a sport that touches on many aspects of kindergarten preparedness. Plus, it's fun!

Turn Your Street Into a Classroom!

Turn Your Street Into a Classroom!

Your preschooler is learning her letters and numbers, but she won't sit still and work with her magnetic alphabet. Clearly, she needs to burn some energy, but how might you get a little exercise for that little head in addition to that little body?

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?

Help for Speech Development: Preschool

Help for Speech Development: Preschool

Has the once adorable way your preschooler pronounces "red" gone on too long? It's probably not time yet to worry that she has a speech problem, experts agree, but parents should be listening closely.