Preschool: Milestones and Development Articles
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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