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Computers in Preschool: Hurting or Helping?

Computers in Preschool: Hurting or Helping?

By the preschool years, most children are spending time on computers at school and/or at home. But is it healthy for preschoolers to be interacting with computers?

Gender Differences: Preschool

Gender Differences: Preschool

Sugar and Spice and Everything nice vs. Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails? The gender differences aren't exactly that clear-cut. But by preschool, children identify themselves as male or female, and gender differences in their behavior may already be apparent.

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.

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!

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.