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A review of ABCmouse.com, an educational website for preschoolers.
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.
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.
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!
Wondering what happens at a kindergarten screening? Read our guide.
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.
Social and emotional development in three year olds is an exciting part of growing up. How to guide your little one as she learns to make friends and interact with the world around her. Page 2.
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.
Even the most well-adjusted, outgoing children experience preschool separation anxiety. Here's how to cope.
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.
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!
Switching your child from a car seat to a booster seat? Make sure you know the guidelines first.
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?
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.
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.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
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.
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.
Nine of the top playhouses for preschoolers and toddlers, by Little Tikes, Step 2 and others, with links to compare prices.
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr show Peppa Pig.
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!
The new Disney Junior channel will launch in 2012. Find out all the details, including the projected lineup.
Tired of the bedtime battles? A bedtime routine will help your preschooler go to bed willingly. Here's how.
Wondering what the new tween Dora the Explorer is all about? Get the latest news and updates here.
From backpacks to crayons, top supplies to help your preschooler start the school year off right.
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.
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.
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!
Sweet potato chips are a great alternative to regular potato chips, and when you make them homemade they are an even more healthy kids snack.
Preschool music activities that make playing with your preschooler more fun than usual.
Free Transformers Rescue Bots coloring and activity pages courtesy of The Hub network.
Want to have the best summer ever? Check out our ideas for the ultimate summer bucket list.
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.
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr. show Bubble Guppies.
Looking for fun in your own backyard? Consider buying your preschooler one of these swing sets.
Want to get your preschooler on the path to becoming a "super reader?" Try having her watch Super Why!
Tired of hearing the word. Parenting Preschoolers.
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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.
Learn more about the Disney Princesses -- Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Fa Mulan, Tiana, Medida and Rapunzel!
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.
How to encourage a shy child to participate and learn to relax and enjoy themselves.
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.
Is a preschooler too young to enroll in a kids' sports program? Which organized sports are good for little kids?
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.
Tablets for kids? A popular option (rather than handing over your own pricey device) is the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet. Read our review.
Has your preschooler decided on a Halloween costume? If her favorite character comes from the popular
How to help your child survive the pacifier weaning stage.
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.
Many national movie theatre chains host free or nearly-free movie days for families. Find one in your area
Preschoolers know that when it comes to Dora, adventure is right around the corner! Believe it or not, the animated heroine is ten years old, yet she still doesn't look a day over seven. Find out how this preschool favorite became such a phenomena.
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.
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.
There are so many items your child will need to bring to preschool with them, but there are also some things he should leave at home. Here's a basic guide.
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.
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.
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.
What does my child learn in preschool? That's a pretty common question asked by many parents. Find out the answer here.
From catching bugs to running through the sprinklers, the many summer activities for preschoolers that are conducive to warm weather are also great for building important skills in your child like hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills. Here's a to-do list of fun for you and and your child to work on together.
Think your little one is ready to start potty training? Here is how to begin the process.
Child sleep problems can keep everyone awake at night. Here are some solutions.
Looking for a healthy kids lunch or kids snack recipe? The once-humble sandwich has gotten a makeover!
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.
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.
Not interested in a family bed? How do deal with late-night visits from your preschooler.
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.
A definition of redirection, a positive discipline technique.
A list of preschool sight words, as well as strategies to help you teach them to your beginning reader.
Want to encourage good behavior from your preschooler? Consider setting up a reward system.
How to host an Easter egg hunt for little kids.
Let's face it, kids don't like shots. But in order to keep them healthy, vaccinations are a regular part of childhood. Here are some strategies to help your child cope.
Looking for a distraction? These iPhone apps and iPad apps for little kids are designed to keep them entertained and amused.
Help your preschooler celebrate friends with these easy-to-make friendship crafts.
What does your preschooler want for Christmas or Hanukkah this year? Check out our list of hot toys for 2013 for ideas.
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.
Want to start teaching your preschooler about Earth Day? This Earth Day coloring page from ABCmouse.com is a good start.
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Got a preschooler who is told old for the baby swing? Sure you can give her a push, but she can also learn to pump herself. Here's how to teach her.
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.
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.
Looking for something to do with your preschooler? Check out this list of cool places to visit for some family outing fun.
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters -- Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout -- from the Nick Jr show The Fresh Beat Band
A reader wonders how to potty train her toddler boy -- most specifically, how can she teach her son to pee standing up?
Unfortunately, kids who tease are a fact of life, even at a young age. Here's how to help your preschooler cope.
Is your child having some potty training problems? Check out our potty training secrets that will help your child learn how to use the toilet and restore your sanity!
Learning activities to aid in your little one's kindergarten preparation.
Is your preschooler ready to say goodbye to diapers? How to know when to start potty training.
There is a lot to consider when you are choosing a preschool for your child. From academics and curriculum to the length of day and cost, there are a lot of options to weigh. Here's how to get started.
Don't let a little water dampen your fun! These games and activities that you play in the rain will liven up any wet weather!
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
There are plenty of good reason to clean and sanitize the toys in your house, whether your child has been ill or they are simply dirty. Here's how.
How your child feels about himself now will set the tone for his self esteem his whole life. Here's how to build your child's self confidence.
Mom to four and actress Holly Robinson Peete shares her tips on keeping your home safe from fire.
Advice on how to get your preschooler to stop hitting and learn to express his emotions in other ways.
Your little one is about to embark on a great journey -- preschool! Here are some tips to help you both get ready, from reducing anxiety to site visits, from school supplies to required reading.
Want to sit down together and watch tv as a family? Check out our list of family-friendly television shows.
It's easy to make your own printable princess Twilight Sparkle Tiara. Page 3.
For a parent, it's heartbreaking when their child has nightmares. Unfortunately, preschoolers are at a prime age for having them. But there are things you can do to help.
When and how is the best way to move a little one from crib to bed?
From setting the tone the night before to making sure you have the right supplies, here's how to help your child have a great first day of school.
Climbing toys are a great way let your preschooler engage in some active play. Here are our top choices for climbers.
Free Minnie Mouse activity page featuring Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends courtesy of Disney. Page 2.
Volunteered to coach preschool soccer? Here's a basic primer of what to do and expect to introduce your preschooler to the world of kids sports.
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.
Kellogg's Rice Krispies for dinner? Why not with this fun slider recipe!
A big part of teaching manners to children is adding some important words into their vocabulary.
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.
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.
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.
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba!.
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.
Fun April Fools Day prank ideas to play on your kids!
Help your preschooler build her math skills early with these fun and educational preschool math activities.
How one mom (and Sesame Workshop executive) applies the teachings from Sesame Street to her daily parenting. Page 1 of 2.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 2.
It's easy for a parent to feel like a referee in a boxing ring. From which television program to watch to who is touching who in the car, it seems like there is an endless stream of things your kids can fight about. But sibling rivalry is normal, and handled the right way, can help your kids develop important life skills.
Tired of dealing with picky eaters? Check out these practical tips that will help you say goodbye to mealtime battles with your preschooler.
Want to help your little one learn how the world works? Try some of these preschool science activities.
Want to take your preschooler out to dinner? Try one of these family-friendly restaurants where kids eat free (or super inexpensively!).
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.
Got a preschooler who likes to ask 'why' and 'how?' Get easy-to-understand answers to all those questions your preschooler asks.
Looking for a fun outdoor toy for your preschooler that will let them get wet but isn't a pool? Take a look at the different types of sand water tables available.
Assigning chores for your preschooler to complete isn't mean, it's a great way to teach them responsibility and even build up their self-esteem. Here's how giving kids chores help shape their character.
A reader writes in wondering how to help her otherwise potty trained three-year-old son who will not poop on the potty.
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).
The humble freezer is an important part of the kitchen for any busy parent. Here's how to make sure you are using it correctly and safely.
A definition of a developmental preschool.
Let's face it. Toys can be expensive. And if you are like most parents, you probably have a whole pile
Bedwetting is very common in preschool-aged children. Here's how to help them keep their nights dry.
This authentic (straight from a preschool teacher!) recipe for homemade play dough will last for months and make for some inexpensive fun with your preschooler.
Getting a preschooler to go to bed isn't always easy -- unless you employ these sleep solutions.
A definition of scaffolding as it pertains to early education.
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.
: Are "Time-Outs" Really an Effective Child Discipline Technique? Everything I read tells me the best
Not only are ants on a Log a fun to eat kids snack, they are fun to make and with so many varieties!
Transitioning to preschool is a big step for both kids and parents. How to help the process go smoothly.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 23.
Kindergarten transition is a major step for all preschoolers (and their parents!). How to handle this important developmental milestone.
From brushing his own teeth, to taking a shower and helping around the house, self care skills and preschool developmental milestones you can expect.
It can be frustrating when your preschooler interrupts you while you are speaking . Whether you are talking
Homemade musical instruments aren't just fun to play with, they are fun to make too! Check out these ideas.
A review of the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet
So tomorrow is the big day -- the first day of preschool! Here's how setting a positive tone the night before can lead to success.
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A reader writes in with a question about potty training accidents. What is the best way to deal with them?
Think your preschooler is too young to understand the concepts of going green and recycling? By teaching your preschooler the important lesson of taking care of the earth you will instill good habits in your little one that they will be sure to carry with them for a long time.
When it comes to choosing a summer camp for your preschooler, there is a lot to consider. Here's how to make the right selection for your child.
How to teach your kids to wash hands.