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How Preschoolers Think

How Preschoolers Think

Preschoolers can come up with some pretty wacky ideas, but according to the experts that's all part of growing up. It's important as a parent to know what a child is capable of understanding, so that you can form reasonable expectations.

Wash, Brush, Comb! Hygiene Habits for Kids

Wash, Brush, Comb! Hygiene Habits for Kids

Teaching basic hygiene concepts to children at a young age will form the groundwork of a healthy lifestyle in the future. Here's how parents can do it.

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.

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?

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.

Preschool Language Milestones

Preschool Language Milestones

While hearing your child's speech and language develop can be an amazing and mind-blowing experience, you may also be wondering if she is on track linguistically, worrying if she'll be ready for kindergarten.

Even Preschoolers Sweat the Small Stuff

Even Preschoolers Sweat the Small Stuff

How much stress could a 4-year-old possibly be under, you ask? Well, she may not be worrying about the mortgage, the mother-in-law visit, or how she's going to get that presentation done before 7 a.m. but she may still be dealing with pressure.

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.

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?