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...
  • 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...
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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
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Handicrafts
    Make a Pinwheel
    Make a PinwheelMaterials Plain or construction paper Crayons, markers, glitter, stickers, and other decorative items Scissors Tape Paper fastener Cardboard cut into a small circle Straw, wooden dowel, or unsharpened pencil Directions Have your ch...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Making Musical Instruments
    Sandpaper Blocks
    Sandpaper BlocksMaterials 2 4-inch pieces of a two-by-four piece of wood Sandpaper GlueDirections Glue sandpaper onto the wood, and rub together for an interesting sound. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Imaginative Play
    Make-Believe Restaurant
    Make-Believe RestaurantMaterials Tablecloth or other linens Vase with flowers or other centerpiece Candle (optional) MenuDirections Use table linens, flowers (real or other) in a vase, and a candle. Take the customer's coat, show him to his seat,...
    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
    Alphabet
    Find the Letter
    Find the Letter Materials Paper Scissors Pen or marker 3 plastic cups or coffee/tea mugs)Directions Cut out circles of paper small enough to hide beneath a cup or a mug. Write different letters on each circle. Place three tea or coffee cups on th...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Alphabet
    Cut-Out Alphabet Puzzle for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Cut-Out Alphabet Puzzle for Toddlers and PreschoolersThis fun puzzle game can help teach kids the alphabet. In this activity, you'll cut out each letter and your child will try to identify and match up each one. Materials Index cards Pen or marke...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Activities for Preschoolers
    Draw a Map
    Draw a MapMaterials Paper Pens or markersDirections Help your child draw a simple map of her neighborhood. Include familiar and personal landmarks on her map: the mailbox, the store, the playground, her friend?s house, the fire station. Take this...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book