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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
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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...
  • 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...
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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 Tree...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Imaginative Play
    Silly Questions
    Silly QuestionsDirections Ask your child silly questions to help him use his imagination and make choices. For example: "Would you rather be a bird or a cow? Why?" or "Would you rather be a table or a chair? Why?" Take turns asking the questions ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Halloween Crafts
    Pom-Pom Spider
    Pom-Pom SpiderMaterials Black yarn Small square of cardboard Scissors Black pipe cleaners Googly eyes (optional) Red construction paper (optional) Glue (optional) Directions Wind black yarn around a small square of cardboard, top to bottom, until...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Handicrafts
    Wooden Spoon People
    Wooden Spoon PeopleYour preschooler can create Spoon People using glue yarn, buttons, and a wooden spoon. Materials Wooden kitchen spoon Glue Yarn Buttons Markers Directions Use a wooden kitchen spoon to make a spoon person. Have your child glue ...
    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
    Playdough
    Super Goop
    Super GoopMaterials Saucepan 2 cups water 1/2 cup cornstarch Food coloring Mixing spoon Ziploc bags (optional) Directions Boil water in a saucepan. Add cornstarch and stir until smooth. Add food coloring and stir--adjust the amount of food colori...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Handicrafts
    Rainbow Fan
    Rainbow Fan Materials Paint sample cards Hole punch Paper fastener Yarn or string Directions Pick up some colorful paint sample cards from your local hardware store. Punch a hole in the center of the bottom and top of each card. At one end, join ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Crayon Art
    Crayon Melt Prints
    Crayon Melt PrintsThis activity requires the use of a food warming tray or electric griddle. Close supervision by an adult is recommended. Materials Food warming tray or electric griddle Aluminum foil Crayons Paper Oven mitts Damp cloth Direction...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book