popular topics in preschool

  • 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
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Saying Bad Words
    Favorite Words of a Four-Year-Old
    Favorite Words of a Four-Year-Old Your four-year-old actually needs to talk a lot. Though she's become much more fluent in her use of language, your preschooler is still practicing with different sounds and words. During this year, she'll proba...
  • Animals Coloring Pages Printables
    Kitty Cat Coloring Page
    Use all the colors of the rainbow to help make this kitty cat come to life! ...
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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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    Behavior At Preschool
    Preschool Cliques
    Preschool Cliques Believe it or not, cliques begin to form even during the preschool years. The age at which your child begins including other children in her play is also, unfortunately, the age at which children begin excluding others from pla...
  • 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...
  • Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work For Your Family
    Choosing a Preschool
    Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work for Your Family
    So, you've decided to look into an alternative school for your children, but you're not sure about whether Waldorf or Montessori schools fit your family's style. You're not alone. Many parents choose one of these schools without fully understandi...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • 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
    Preparing for Preschool
    The Pros and Cons of Preschool
    The Pros and Cons of Preschool When your child is potty trained you have the option of sending her to preschool. Most preschool programs last a half day and provide structured activities and some preliminary studies to prepare your child for ki...
  • 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
    Behavior At Preschool
    Boy Won't Behave in Preschool
    What steps can a mother take when her preschooler is rejected by teachers who say they can't cope with him? ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
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    Behavior At Preschool
    Preschoolers and Bad Behavior
    Preschoolers and Bad Behavior Over the past several years, a number of studies have shown a rise in behavior problems among preschoolers. Investigators say that these problems include "prolonged tantrums, physical and verbal aggression, disruptiv...
    Nancy Witting
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • 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