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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.

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?

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!

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.

Preschoolers Need Structure ... or Don't They?

Preschoolers Need Structure ... or Don't They?

Parents of young child know to expect the unexpected when it comes to structuring a preschooler's day. But do preschoolers really need all that structure?

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.