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Play isn't about your preschooler having fun. It's an important part of early childhood development that often sets the tone for how your child learns and socializes in the future. Learn all about the different types of play and when you will start to see your child do them.
A review of ABCmouse.com, an educational website for preschoolers.
Preschoolers are naturally bright and inquisitive creatures. How to get the most out of your 3 year old's cognitive development. Page 3.
Don't know your Hook from your Cubby? Learn more about who's who with this list of characters from Jake and the Never Land Pirates on Disney Junior.
Fun and easy thanksgiving crafts for your preschooler made with materials you can find around your house!
Wondering how to teach the days of the week? With these songs, games and activities, your preschooler will know his Monday from his Friday in no time!
No matter what Christmas activities you have planned this holiday season, make sure your preschooler gets in on the fun!
Say goodbye to the food pyramid and hello to the food plate. The new MyPlate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture was designed to help people make better food choices. Here's how to use it to best feed your little one.
The holiday season is fast approaching! Make your list and check it twice with the hot toys of 2014 here.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
If you find yourself living with a bossy child, it's likely you are raising a preschooler. While common, it's still annoying. How to handle with it.
Boost your preschooler's diet with these superfoods for kids.
Need ideas for your Elf on the Shelf? It can be hard coming up with something original for a month or more! Try one of these 75 parent-tested poses!
Great ways to teach your preschool thankfulness and generosity.
A free My Little Pony Rainbow Dash coloring page for you to print for your preschooler. The page is courtesy of The Hub network, which airs My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.
Switching your child from a car seat to a booster seat? Make sure you know the guidelines first.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is doubling the amount of vitamin D as previously recommended for all children. Here's how to make sure your preschooler gets enough.
Wondering how to teach the months of the year? With these songs, games and activities, your preschooler will know his January from his December in no time!
Even the most well-adjusted, outgoing children experience preschool separation anxiety. Here's how to cope.
At what age can a child dress themselves? Usually during the preschool years. Here's how to help your little one as she is learning to get dressed.
Tablets for kids? A popular option (rather than handing over your own pricey device) is the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet. Read our review.
Dress up play isn't just fun for preschoolers, it's an important activity that offers them a chance to use their imaginations, build vocabulary skills and gain confidence.
A definition of the term curriculum and how it relates to preschool.
Preschool music activities that make playing with your preschooler more fun than usual.
Little Pim Foreign Language Sets teach your child a new language in a fun way.
When your child misbehaves, it can be hard to figure out the best way to handle it. These child discipline methods will help change your little one's behavior going forward.
Nine of the top playhouses for preschoolers and toddlers, by Little Tikes, Step 2 and others, with links to compare prices.
Even preschools hold parent/teacher conferences. What to expect and ask so you get the most out of this important part of your child's education.
These books about pets for preschoolers do a great job of teaching little ones about pet ownership, while entertaining them as well.
Before a child can learn to read, they need to have a good understanding of basic words and what they mean. There are very easy ways that you can build a preschooler's vocabulary and introduce early reading concepts. Here are some vocabulary-building activities that will help you teach your child new words.
New Disney Princess Sofia the First - New Disney Movie - New Disney Series - Preschool Princess Sofia the First
Help Santa get the job done on Christmas Eve with these fun stocking stuffers for kids.
How to encourage a shy child to participate and learn to relax and enjoy themselves.
Wondering what happens at a kindergarten screening? Read our guide.
Tired of hearing the word. Parenting Preschoolers.
A birthday is a big deal -- especially for your little one. And if you decide to throw a party, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed at all the options available and all the planning you need to do. Here are some time-tested, kid-approved tips for making your bash a memorable, stress-free affair.
Preschool interviews allow the teachers and staff to get to know your child a little better, but they are also a prime opportunity for you to ask some questions of your own. Here are a list of questions to ask when you go on your preschool interview.
Three random facts about me and Mr. S.: I like to do most of my shopping online. Mr. S. LOVES shopping for shoes. I hate buying shoes online (at
When the weather outside is frightful, but you've got an active preschooler, try one of these indoor games to keep them happy and busy.
Got a beautiful day and don't know how to fill it? Check out this list of 50 fun things to do outside with your family!
Looking for a fun Thanksgiving dessert that your preschooler can help make? Try these adorable edible Thanksgiving turkeys.
Introduced in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, Head Start is a federally-funded program targeting children ages 3-5 and providing a variety of services.
Wondering how to say thank you to your favorite teacher, coach, or parent volunteer? These inexpensive teacher gifts are both thoughtful and easy on your wallet.
When you are the parent to a preschooler, having fun is something you'll do every day. But what if you could have fun and help your child develop important motor skills? These ball games for preschoolers will do just that!
A kids snack that packs a nutritional punch. Whether you serve them plain or mix them up, this never-fail favorite can even be served up as a meal.
Thanksgiving can be a long day for little ones. Help them have a great time with these Thanksgiving table games.
Advice on how to get your preschooler to stop hitting and learn to express his emotions in other ways.
Dora the Explorer debuted on Nickelodeon on August 14, 2000 and children's television (and pop culture) haven't been the same since. Fourteen fun facts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Dora the Explorer.
Does your preschooler need help choosing a perfect Halloween costume? From princesses who like cold weather to risky reptiles, we've got you covered.
15 fun snow activities you can do outside with your preschooler.
Is a preschooler too young to enroll in a kids' sports program? Which organized sports are good for little kids?
: What Do You Say When Your Child Asks "Is Santa Real?" I'm beside myself. I was wrapping Christmas gifts
A definition of structured play. Parenting Preschoolers.
Want to get your preschooler on the path to becoming a "super reader?" Try having her watch Super Why!
Preschoolers love to tell on people. Part of their social development, tattling is a way for your little one to exercise her moral compass. But let's face it, it's a behavior that can be really annoying. Here's how to deal with a tattletale.
Help your preschooler build her math skills early with these fun and educational preschool math activities.
For many kids, preschool is the first step to becoming a big kid. But how do you know when your child is ready to start? Age is a good factor, but there are many other contributing issues to consider.
Looking for fun in your own backyard? Consider buying your preschooler one of these swing sets.
Do your child's toys need a makeover? Consider toy subscription services which deliver either new or new-to-you toys and crafts to your door every month. A review of some of the options.
To help teach your preschooler about winter, spring, summer, and fall, try singing some of these songs about the seasons together.
Free Transformers Rescue Bots coloring and activity pages courtesy of The Hub network.
Next week, Mr. S.'s preschool will be holding its graduation ceremonies. We won't be going -- we've got a year to go before I make a fool of myself, bawling my
Your little one is scared of Santa Claus (and the Easter Bunny). But that doesn't mean you can't take some nice holiday pictures. Here's how.
Like to dine out as a family? There's with our restaurant manners for kids, there is reason your preschooler can't go and behave.
From brushing his own teeth, to taking a shower and helping around the house, self care skills and preschool developmental milestones you can expect.
Want to encourage good behavior from your preschooler? Consider setting up a reward system.
A definition of the phrase Preschool Child Observation Record.
What should your child know before starting school? Preparing your child for preschool isn't a complicated task, but there are some things he'll need to know before he begins his academic journey.
Teaching a preschooler to share their most valuable possessions -- whether a coveted fire truck or favorite doll -- is a tough challenge for many parents. It doesn't have to be an uphill battle though. Here are some tips and ideas to help instill sharing and cooperation in your young child.
Homemade bubbles are easy to make, inexpensive and most of all -- lots of fun to play with! Check out our ideas for different types -- including colored bubbles! Plus, ten ideas for homemade bubble wands!
A definition of the Reggio Emilia approach
Kids, even small, cute ones, can be mean. Here are tips to help your child if he or she is being targeted by a preschool bully.
A definition of the term print-rich preschool environment.
Being part a preschool playgroup can help your child develop social skills as she learns to play with other children outside of home or school.
Teach your child about both the history and spirit of Thanksgiving with these books all about the holiday.
Fun and easy Christmas crafts for your preschooler made with materials you can find around your house!
Learn more about the Disney Princesses -- Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Fa Mulan, Tiana, Medida and Rapunzel!
A definition of preschool assessment.
A review of the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet
A definition of scaffolding as it pertains to early education.
To make your own homemade Halloween pirate costume featuring Izzy from Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Tired of the bedtime battles? A bedtime routine will help your preschooler go to bed willingly. Here's how.
Free Minnie Mouse coloring page featuring Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends courtesy of Disney.
An important part of a young person’s development, cleaning up helps develop your preschooler's sense of responsibility; how a child learns to clean up now sets the stage for how they will complete the chore as they get older. If you are constantly picking up after your child at this age, they’ll learn to always expect it. Here’s how to make the task run smoothly.
If your child is starting preschool this fall, check out some of these starting preschool books to help them get a feel for what it will be like.
A definition of redirection, a positive discipline technique.
Looking for a distraction? These iPhone apps and iPad apps for little kids are designed to keep them entertained and amused.
Let's face it. Toys can be expensive. And if you are like most parents, you probably have a whole pile
Common for the preschool set, temper tantrums are something all parents dread. Here's how to stop temper tantrums and learn to keep your cool when your child is losing control.
Learn more about gross motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
All preschoolers lie occasionally. And although lying is a normal part of a child’s development, it’s something you can't overlook. As a parent, it’s your job to teach honesty. In order to deal with the situation, you need to know a) why your little Pinocchio is lying and b) how to teach him to value honesty. Here’s how.
When the weather outside is frightful, keep kids safe with our safety tips.
It's important to teach your preschooler table manners now so as they get older, they have good social skills. The key to early etiquette is to be a good role model.
Just because nose picking in preschoolers is a common habit, it doesn't mean it's a behavior you have to accept. How to stop your child from picking her nose.
Unfortunately, kids who tease are a fact of life, even at a young age. Here's how to help your preschooler cope.
Looking for an simple craft for your preschooler? Try this edible, easy Christmas Tree Craft!
Bedwetting is very common in preschool-aged children. Here's how to help them keep their nights dry.
A list of preschool sight words, as well as strategies to help you teach them to your beginning reader.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 2.
These bedtime books for preschoolers are a great way to ease your little one into a good night's sleep.
How to help your child survive the pacifier weaning stage.
Want to help your little one learn how the world works? Try some of these preschool science activities.
Over the past ten years, Dora the Explorer has made a lot of friends. Here is a visual guide to some of the most popular.
Whether you are taking candid shots or posed pictures for the holidays, you want to make sure the shot you get is perfect. How to take good photos of your children with these tips from the National Association of Professional Photographers.
Disney/Pixar's Cars 2 hits big screens June 24 and with it, comes a slate of toys. Here are the top Cars 2 toys that you are likely to see on shelves (and wish lists).
Whether you are looking for an after-school treat or something to tide your little one over until dinner, these kids snacks taste good and are good for you.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 5.
Gross motor preschool activities to help your little one develop these important skills.
From pumpkins to scarecrows, to falling leaves, celebrate all things autumnal with these fun songs about fall for preschoolers.
Need an easy and fun craft? Try one of these bird feeders for kids to make.
Kwanzaa is an important holiday that celebrates important aspects of African American heritage and culture. Here's how to celebrate with your preschooler.
A big part of teaching manners to children is adding some important words into their vocabulary.
Learn more about fine motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
Smart tips on how to save on household expenses -- starting today!
Kellogg's Rice Krispies for dinner? Why not with this fun slider recipe!
Got a kid who likes to chew gum? It can be hard to remove if it winds up out of your child's mouth and in her hair, carpet or worse. Here's how.
Looking for a fun Christmas craft? Try these easy-to-make Gingerbread ornaments.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, whatever your favorite is, these books will help teach your preschooler about the seasons.
Homemade musical instruments aren't just fun to play with, they are fun to make too! Check out these ideas.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 4.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 25.
The first day of preschool has arrived and it's time for your child to begin an educational journey that will last nearly two decades. How can you make this monumental first day a great one?
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr show Peppa Pig.
Once your child enters preschool and starts to make new friends, parents can expect one thing: birthday party invitations. A fun aspect to childhood, parties can put a cramp in a household budget. But a present doesn't have to break the bank. Here are some top ideas for inexpensive birthday gifts.
Chances are your preschooler's teacher will supply a list, but here's some preschool supplies you may want to put in your child's backpack the first day of school.
Got a little engineer at home? Check out these top Thomas the Tank Engine Toys.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 24.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 28.
This no cook play dough recipe can be whipped up in a jiffy -- your preschooler will be playing in no time!
The National Fire Protection Association offers these safety tips for kids to help prevent fire in the home.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 35.
When a child bites it can be devastating for a parent. What to do, what not to do (bite back) and how to handle the situation so it doesn't happen again.
These toys will help your little one develop his fine motor skills while having fun.
Sure your little one is busy, but is she active enough? Try some of these fun activities and learn why structured physical activity for preschoolers is so important.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 41.
Spanking children is one of the most controversial forms of discipline that there is. But is it effective?
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 3.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 32.
Climbing toys are a great way let your preschooler engage in some active play. Here are our top choices for climbers.
Your preschooler has a lot to say, you just wish he wouldn't do it while you are talking to someone else. How to teach an interrupting child to stop.
Pre-loaded with apps and affordable, the Polaroid 2 Tablet for kids is a great technology option for preschool-age children and beyond.
Want to start teaching your preschooler about Earth Day? This Earth Day coloring page from ABCmouse.com is a good start.
A definition of the HighScope Method
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 31.
What could be better than spending the day, going on a Sesame Street tour?
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 6.
The arrival of a new sibling is a big event in the life of a preschooler -- probably one of the biggest they have experienced so far. They are likely to be feeling lots of different emotions, from happiness to confusion to downright jealously. Here's how to help them learn to welcome a new baby and adjust as your family grows.
How one mom (and Sesame Workshop executive) applies the teachings from Sesame Street to her daily parenting. Page 1 of 2.