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. ...
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    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. ...
  • 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...
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    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. ...
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    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
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    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...
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    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. ...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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 ...
  • 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
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    Activities for Preschoolers
    Styrofoam People
    Styrofoam PeopleMaterials Styrofoam balls and blocks in different sizes Toothpicks Scraps of yarn and fabric Glue Markers or paint Directions Use toothpicks to join Styrofoam shapes together to form people, a snowman, animals, and so on. Glue scr...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Pretend Bakery
    Pretend BakeryMaterials Aprons White paper lunch bag Rolling pin Cookie cutters Playdough Prepared cookie dough (optional) Plastic knife (optional) Cookie sheet (optional)Directions Give your child an apron and a white paper lunch bag to wear as ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Stencils
    Stencil Painting
    Stencil Painting Materials Thin cardboard Scissors Paper Tape Sponge or brush Tempera paint, liquidDirections Draw a design, letter, or animal shape on thin cardboard. Cut out the inside of the shape to make the stencil, and tape the stencil onto...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • The Best of Netflix for Summer Learning
    Kids and Tv
    Beat the Summer Slump With These 10 Learning Shows on Netflix
    I start every summer with the same declaration to my husband: "We're taking the kids on a million adventures this summer! No TV for those two!" Then comes a rainy day, or a 100-degree day, or a day when we are just too tired to plan anything. Ine...
    Laurie Mega
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Art
    Nature Colors
    Nature Colors Materials Plants and flowers collected on a walk Crayons PaperDirections Go on a walk with your child, and bring home a variety of plants and flowers, such as grass, leaves, dandelions, and so on. Spread them out on a table in your ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Drawing and Painting
    Window Stenciling
    Window Stenciling Materials Leaves in different shapes and sizes Masking tape Sponge Clothespins Tempera paint (orange, yellow, red, and brown), liquid Newspaper Directions On a fall walk with your child, collect several different types and color...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • 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