popular topics in preschool

  • School and Learning
    Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
    Does Your Preschooler Have Dyslexia?
    Does your little one have a problem learning? Find out if you should have her evaluated for a reading disability. ...
  • School and Learning
    Ld Signs and Symptoms
    Does Your Preschooler Have LD?
    Does your little one have a problem learning? Find out if you should have her evaluated for learning disabilities. ...
  • Preparing for Preschool
    10 Free Summer Learning Printables for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
    Print these early reading, math, and learning worksheets to help your child prepare for preschool or kindergarten over the summer. Also, print this Preschool and Kindergarten Workbook for even more printables from our friends at Funbrain Jr. ...
  • School and Learning
    Preschool Expectations
    How Well Do You Know Preschoolers?
    Take our quiz to find out if you have the right expectations for your three- or four-year-old. ...
  • Kids
    Letting Go
    Are You Fostering Independence in Your Preschooler?
    Take this quiz to find out if you're helping or hindering your child's journey toward self-sufficiency. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Activities for Preschoolers
    The Active Life of a Four-Year-Old
    The Active Life of a Four-Year-Old Childproofing Don't start your four-year-old out on roller blades—yet. Buy your child a pair "starter skates." Most have three settings: locked (the wheels won't turn at all), forward (the wheels will only ro...
  • Early Learning Printables
    Preschool and Kindergarten Workbook
    Help your little learner prepare for preschool and kindergarten with this free workbook filled with math and reading activities, featuring the lovable characters from FunbrainJr.com. This kindergarten readiness checklist is another great guide to...
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for Preschool
    Is Your Child Ready for Preschool?
    Is Your Child Ready for Preschool? Some preschoolers who have only been exposed to in-home caregivers (parents, nannies, and sitters) have difficulty making the adjustment to organized day care. First of all, it means separating from you or ot...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    Teaching Your Preschooler to Get Along
    Teaching Your Preschooler to Get Along Q-tip You can cut down on violence toward other children by appealing to your child's growing sociability. Your three-year-old wants to get along with others, to make friends, have fun, and learn with other...
  • School and Learning
    Activities for Preschoolers
    Keeping Your Preschooler Busy
    Keeping Your Preschooler Busy Mom Alert! Avoid reliance on rigid routine—it will only frustrate you and your child. Flexibility is the key to a good relationship with your preschooler. As your child grows, introduce new activities and avoid un...
  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Should Advanced Preschooler Skip Kindergarten?
    Gifted preschoolers may appear to be taking in a great deal of data, but they may not truly comprehend it or use it in a gifted manner. ...
  • School and Learning
    Activities for Preschoolers
    Cup of Worms
    Cup of WormsTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Clear glasses or cupsChocolate puddingCandied jelly wormsCocoa powder Directions Here is a playful party treat perfectly suited to preschool humor. Make the pudding together and spoon it into clear cups ...
  • School and Learning
    Making Musical Instruments
    How to Make Shakers
    How to Make ShakersMaterials Plastic medicine bottles in various sizes, soap bottles, small pop-top juice cans, or small aluminum pie or tart pans Popcorn, rice, dried beans, pennies, and other noise-making items Glue gun or tapeDirections Collec...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Candy Countdown to Christmas
    Christmas Decorations, Cards and Crafts
    Christmas Candy Countdown
    Christmas Candy CountdownMaterials 25 small candy canes, individual pieces of candy, or candy kisses (for each child) 1 bowl, candy dish, or empty coffee can (for each child)Directions Place twenty-five small candy canes, kisses, or other special...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Crafts for preschoolers
    Activities and Crafts
    5 Easy Crafts for Preschoolers
    Little ones love making crafts, but who has the time or money for the supplies you need to put together an amazing project? Good news - your children can make these five crafts for preschoolers using only four supplies or less. Tissue Paper Tre...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Gingerbread People
    Gingerbread People Materials Thin cardboard or brown construction paper Pen or marker Scissors Glue Lace, ribbon, fabric scraps Pieces of cereal, small candy, or licorice Directions Draw the outline of a gingerbread girl or boy on thin cardboard ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Early Learning Activities
    Guessing Bag
    Guessing Bag Materials Pillowcase or drawstring bag Small, unbreakable household objectsDirections Place a variety of small, unbreakable household objects inside a bag. Close the bag so the objects are not visible. Have your child feel the object...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Pinata
    Papier-Mâché Piñata
    Papier-Mâché PiñataMaterials Large inflated balloon String Newsprint or other paper Papier-mâché paste Small toys and candy Crepe paper or tissue paper Paints Directions This is a great project to make for a birthday party or other special o...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book