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Preschoolers: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
10 Types of ‘Play’ Important to...
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.
ABCmouse.com: Children's Learning Website Review
A review of ABCmouse.com, an educational website for preschoolers.
Preschoolers Love These Characters on Jake and...
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.
Parenting a 3-Year-Old
Preschoolers are naturally bright and inquisitive creatures. How to get the most out of your 3 year old's cognitive development. Page 3.
Cars 2 Characters
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
What Happens at a Kindergarten Screening?
Wondering what happens at a kindergarten screening? Read our guide.
Teaching Days of the Week
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!
When Is It Time to Switch from a Car Seat to a...
Switching your child from a car seat to a booster seat? Make sure you know the guidelines first.
What You Need to Know About the USDA MyPlate
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.
What You Can Do About "The Bossy Phase"
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.
My Little Pony Coloring Pages
A free My Little Pony Pinkie Pie coloring page. The page comes from The Hub network, which airs the popular animated series My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Page 2.
How to Manage Preschool Separation Anxiety
Even the most well-adjusted, outgoing children experience preschool separation anxiety. Here's how to cope.
Everything You Should Ask During a Preschool...
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.
50 Fun Things to Do Outside with Kids
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!
Teaching Months of the Year
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
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.
3 Simple Space Ornaments Your Preschooler Can...
For parents, the best ornaments on the tree are the ones made by their kids. Check out these 3 space-themed ornaments that your preschooler can craft!
Head Start
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.
Learning to Get Dressed
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.
Cheese Quesadillas
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.
8 Fun Music Activities for Preschoolers
Preschool music activities that make playing with your preschooler more fun than usual.
The Best Ball Games to Improve Your Child's...
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!
5 Ways to Encourage Your Shy Child
How to encourage a shy child to participate and learn to relax and enjoy themselves.
Five Child Discipline Methods for Preschoolers
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.
Parenting an Oppositional Child
Tired of hearing the word. Parenting Preschoolers.
Super Bowl Activities for Kids
No matter who is playing in the big game this year, you can definitely get your preschooler involved in the action with these Super Bowl activities for kids.
15 Snow Activities for Kids
15 fun snow activities you can do outside with your preschooler.
5 Things Your Child Should Know Before Starting...
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.
8 Indoor Games Preschoolers Love
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.
Meet New Disney Princess, 'Sofia the First'
New Disney Princess Sofia the First - New Disney Movie - New Disney Series - Preschool Princess Sofia the First
Curriculum (Preschool Curriculum)
A definition of the term curriculum and how it relates to preschool.
7 Ways to Build a Child's Vocabulary
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.
Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 2.
The Importance of Dress Up Play
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.
11 Top Tips for Throwing a Preschool Birthday...
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.
Make This Your Preschooler's Best Valentine's...
Fun Valentine's Day activities and crafts for preschoolers.
Free Printable Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day...
Spread some love this February 14 with free printable Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day cards.
Is Your Child Ready for Preschool? 7 Things to...
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.
How to Establish a Bedtime Routine
Tired of the bedtime battles? A bedtime routine will help your preschooler go to bed willingly. Here's how.
Bird Feeders for Kids to Make
Need an easy and fun craft? Try one of these bird feeders for kids to make.
Scaffolding
A definition of scaffolding as it pertains to early education.
9 Fun-Filled Kids Playhouses
Nine of the top playhouses for preschoolers and toddlers, by Little Tikes, Step 2 and others, with links to compare prices.
Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
Homemade "Jake the Never Land Pirates"...
To make your own homemade Halloween pirate costume featuring Izzy from Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Structured Play
A definition of structured play. Parenting Preschoolers.
Gross Motor Skills
Learn more about gross motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
Eight Great Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids
Candy is the standard go-to gift for Valentine's Day, but there are lots of other sweet treats too. Here are some great ideas for Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids.
8 Awesome Backyard Swing Sets for Kids
Looking for fun in your own backyard? Consider buying your preschooler one of these swing sets.
Carla Veloso
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 24.
20 Gross Motor Preschool Activities
Gross motor preschool activities to help your little one develop these important skills.
Fillmore (voice of Lloyd Sherr)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 6.
9 Great Starting Preschool Books
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.
Are Kids' Sports Good for Preschoolers?
Is a preschooler too young to enroll in a kids' sports program? Which organized sports are good for little kids?
Preschool Science Activities
Want to help your little one learn how the world works? Try some of these preschool science activities.
Minnie Mouse Coloring Pages - Mickey Mouse...
Free Minnie Mouse activity page featuring Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends courtesy of Disney. Page 2.
Sally (voice of Bonnie Hunt)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 3.
3 Easy Recipes for Homemade Bubble Solution
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!
How to Stop Temper Tantrums
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.
Start and Find a Preschool Playgroup
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Learn more about fine motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
Jeff Gorvette (voice of Jeff Gordon)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 25.
How to Stop an Interrupting Child
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.
Shu Todoroki
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 23.
Help! My Preschooler Won't Stop Nose Picking!
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.
iPhone and iPad Apps for Little Kids
Looking for a distraction? These iPhone apps and iPad apps for little kids are designed to keep them entertained and amused.
Who Are the Disney Princesses?
Learn more about the Disney Princesses -- Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Fa Mulan, Tiana, Medida and Rapunzel!
Teaching a Preschooler to Stop Hitting
Advice on how to get your preschooler to stop hitting and learn to express his emotions in other ways.
Who Are the Most Popular Super Why! Characters?
Want to get your preschooler on the path to becoming a "super reader?" Try having her watch Super Why!
Redirection
A definition of redirection, a positive discipline technique.
Luigi (voice of Tony Shalhoub)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 4.
How to Increase Vitamin D in Your Preschooler's...
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.
Lewis Hamilton (voice of Lewis Hamilton)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 19.
Top Preschool Math Activities
Help your preschooler build her math skills early with these fun and educational preschool math activities.
How to Set Up a Reward System for Children
Want to encourage good behavior from your preschooler? Consider setting up a reward system.
The Importance of "Sight Words" for Your...
A list of preschool sight words, as well as strategies to help you teach them to your beginning reader.
Sgt. Highgear
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 43.
Word Play Tip #7 -- Expanding Your Child's...
The fat cat sat on the mat. The white kite flew at night. How many rhyming words can your preschooler come up with?
Mama Topolino (voice of Vanessa Redgrave)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 34.
Songs About the Four Seasons for Preschoolers
To help teach your preschooler about winter, spring, summer, and fall, try singing some of these songs about the seasons together.
Guido (voice of Guido Quaroni)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 5.
Pacifier Weaning Tactics
How to help your child survive the pacifier weaning stage.
Mack (voice of John Ratzenberger)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 8.
8 Steps to Choosing the Right Preschool for...
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.
Preschool Graduation Party Ideas
It's all pomp and circumstance at a preschool graduation! So grab the cap and gown and start celebrating with these great ideas.
Darrell Cartrip (voice of Darrell Waltrip)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 26.
Tomber (voice of Michel Michelis)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 35.
Sarge (voice of Paul Dooley)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 7.
Max Schnell
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 20.
Toy Subscription Services
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.
"Dora and Friends: Into the City!" Season One...
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Chauncy Fares
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 42.
Miguel Camino
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 21.
Francesco Bernoulli (voice of John Turturro)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 18.
5 Things Your Child Can (and Should!) Bring to...
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.
Miles Axlerod (voice of Eddie Izzard)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 17.
Ready for the 100th Day of School? Here's 100...
On the 100th day of school, many students are asked to bring in 100th day collections. Here are 100 great ideas for your preschooler to try and collect.
Uncle Topolino (voice of Franco Nero)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 33.
Pinion Tanaka
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 38.
Grem (voice of Joe Mantegna)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 31.
Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 14.
Transformers Rescue Bots Activity Page
Free Transformers Rescue Bots coloring and activity pages courtesy of The Hub network.
Free My Little Pony Activity Sheets
One of the more popular shows on The Hub Network, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is an cartoon series
Raoul ÇaRoule
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 22.
Fun Facts About Dora the Explorer
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.
Kids Snacks Your Preschooler Will Love
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.
The Best Halloween Costumes for Preschoolers
Does your preschooler need help choosing a perfect Halloween costume? From princesses who like cold weather to risky reptiles, we've got you covered.
Do You Know These Popular Characters from Dora...
Over the past ten years, Dora the Explorer has met a lot of interesting characters. Boots the Monkey is her best friend.
Kindergarten Preparation Activities
Learning activities to aid in your little one's kindergarten preparation.
Nigel Gearsley
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 28.
Zen Master
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 39.
How To Organize a Toy Swap or Toy Exchange
Let's face it. Toys can be expensive. And if you are like most parents, you probably have a whole pile
Acer (voice of Peter Jacobson)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 32.
Traditional Homemade Play Dough Recipe
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.
David Hobbscap (voice of David Hobbs)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 27.
Popular Characters from Bubble Guppies
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr. show Bubble Guppies.
Preparing for Preschool Parent/Teacher...
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.
Rip Clutchgoneski
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 29.
Ramone (voice of Cheech Marin)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 9.
Rod “Torque” Redline (voice of...
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 16.
Professor Z (voice of Thomas Kretschmann)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 30.
Topper Deckington III
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 41.
How to Remove Chewing Gum
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.
The Queen (voice of Vanessa Redgrave)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 40.
Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 13.
Flo (voice of Jenifer Lewis)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 10.
Easy-to-Make Homemade Musical Instruments for...
Homemade musical instruments aren't just fun to play with, they are fun to make too! Check out these ideas.
Helping Your Child Have a Great First Day of...
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?
Lessons from Sesame Street
How one mom (and Sesame Workshop executive) applies the teachings from Sesame Street to her daily parenting. Page 2.
A Review of the Polaroid 2 Tablet for Kids
Pre-loaded with apps and affordable, the Polaroid 2 Tablet for kids is a great technology option for preschool-age children and beyond.
Okuni
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 36.
Dealing With a Tattletale
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.
Kingpin Nobunaga
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 37.
How Do I Stop a Preschool Bully?
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.
Siddeley (voice of Jason Isaacs)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 15.
How To Teach Your Preschooler to Share
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.
Sheriff (voice of Michael Wallis)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 11.
What to Do When a Child Bites
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.
Lizzie (voice of Katherine Helmond)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 12.
Starting a School Morning Routine
If your little one goes to preschool or daycare, a morning routine can help get you out the door faster. Here's how to start one.
Your Free Peppa Pig Coloring and Activity Pages
Young fans of Peppa Pig will enjoy coloring this free Peppa Pig coloring page featuring Peppa, and her little brother George.
Lovely Books for Preschoolers This Valentine's...
Candy is sweet but these Valentine's Day books for kids are sweeter!
Should You Buy the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer...
Tablets for kids? A popular option (rather than handing over your own pricey device) is the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet. Read our review.
How to Prepare Your Preschooler for a New Baby
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.
Prince Wheeliam
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 44.
How To Prevent Bedwetting
Bedwetting is very common in preschool-aged children. Here's how to help them keep their nights dry.
Kellogg's Rice Krispies ® Mini Meatball...
Kellogg's Rice Krispies for dinner? Why not with this fun slider recipe!
Preparing for Preschool
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.
Make Your Kids' Easter Egg Hunt Extra Fun with...
How to host an Easter egg hunt for little kids.
Physical Activity and Fitness for Preschoolers
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.
How to Teach Your Child to Dial 911
In case of an emergency, you want your preschooler to be prepared. Here's how to teach your child to dial 911.
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