Preschoolers: Most Popular Articles
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.
Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin shares kids fitness tips, including how to encourage your budding gymnast.
A review of ABCmouse.com, an educational website for preschoolers.
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!
Even the most well-adjusted, outgoing children experience preschool separation anxiety. Here's how to cope.
To make your own homemade Halloween pirate costume featuring Izzy from Jake and the Never Land Pirates
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.
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.
Preschoolers are naturally bright and inquisitive creatures. How to get the most out of your 3 year old's cognitive development. Page 3.
Want to take your preschooler out to dinner? Try one of these family-friendly restaurants where kids eat free (or super inexpensively!).
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!
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.
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.
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 the kids snack alternative to chips and dip? Give hummus and pita bread (or pretzels or crackers or veggies) a try.
A new Elmo's World DVD explores all of Elmo's Favorite Things. Check out our review of this Sesame Street DVD.
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from Disney's Winnie the Pooh movie.
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.
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.
How to help your child survive the pacifier weaning stage.
As the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America approaches every year, your preschooler may have some questions about what she is seeing and hearing in the media. How to best approach talking to young children about September 11.
The new Disney Junior channel will launch in 2012. Find out all the details, including the projected lineup.
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.
Young fans of Peppa Pig will enjoy coloring this free Peppa Pig coloring page featuring Peppa, and her little brother George.
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.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
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?
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 what happens at a kindergarten screening? Read our guide.
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.
This sweet frozen treat makes for a great kids snack.
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!
Preschool music activities that make playing with your preschooler more fun than usual.
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.
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.
A list of preschool sight words, as well as strategies to help you teach them to your beginning reader.
Switching your child from a car seat to a booster seat? Make sure you know the guidelines first.
Tired of the bedtime battles? A bedtime routine will help your preschooler go to bed willingly. Here's how.
Advice on how to get your preschooler to stop hitting and learn to express his emotions in other ways.
How to encourage a shy child to participate and learn to relax and enjoy themselves.
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.
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!
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.
Being part a preschool playgroup can help your child develop important socialization skills as she learns to play with other children in a setting outside of home or school. The bonus -- you may make some friends too! How to start one.
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.
Want to be a part of your child's educational experience? Become a class parent.
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.
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.
Get into the holiday spirit with these family-friendly Christmas apps for your smartphone. From countdowns to list makers, they'll make the season bright!
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.
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.
Put a new kid-friendly spin on the tuna sandwich using favorite ingredients in a new way.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has issued child safety tips for parents to keep children safer while shopping and traveling.
Tired of hearing the word. Parenting Preschoolers.
Learn more about gross motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
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.
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.
A parent network is a great way to offer support to your child's school, be aware of what is going on in the classroom and make new friends. Child not in preschool? Parent networks can still offer you a wealth of support and advice Here's how to start one.
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.
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.
Nine of the top playhouses for preschoolers and toddlers, by Little Tikes, Step 2 and others, with links to compare prices.
Transitioning to preschool is a big step for both kids and parents. How to help the process go smoothly.
New Disney Princess Sofia the First - New Disney Movie - New Disney Series - Preschool Princess Sofia the First
Help your preschooler build her math skills early with these fun and educational preschool math activities.
Want to encourage good behavior from your preschooler? Consider setting up a reward system.
The Disney Planes Pilot Pals Dusty Crophopper RC Plane promises to be a hot seller this holiday season.
Want to get your preschooler on the path to becoming a "super reader?" Try having her watch Super Why!
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.
Wondering what the new tween Dora the Explorer is all about? Get the latest news and updates here.
Tablets for kids? A popular option (rather than handing over your own pricey device) is the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet. Read our review.
Free Minnie Mouse activity page featuring Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends courtesy of Disney. Page 2.
A definition of the term curriculum and how it relates to preschool.
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.
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.
Is a preschooler too young to enroll in a kids' sports program? Which organized sports are good for little kids?
When a child behaves aggressively, it can be frustrating, embarrassing and scary. How to respond, while digging at the root of your child's anger.
An exhibit at the New York Public Library puts the spotlight on Sesame Street, featuring scripts, a special children's area, workshops, and more.
Over the past ten years, Dora the Explorer has met a lot of interesting characters. Map shows her where to go on her adventures. Page 4.
Fun April Fools Day prank ideas to play on your kids!
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.
: Are "Time-Outs" Really an Effective Child Discipline Technique? Everything I read tells me the best
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.
A definition of scaffolding as it pertains to early education.
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.
Learn more about fine motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
From pumpkins to scarecrows, to falling leaves, celebrate all things autumnal with these fun songs about fall for preschoolers.
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.
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr. show Bubble Guppies.
Free Transformers Rescue Bots coloring and activity pages courtesy of The Hub network.
A definition of the Goddard School
How to teach your kids to wash hands.
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!
A big part of teaching manners to children is adding some important words into their vocabulary.
Your little one seems to like preschool -- going willingly without much fuss. But at home she's behaving differently. Could adjusting to preschool be to blame?
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr show Peppa Pig.
Looking for a distraction? These iPhone apps and iPad apps for little kids are designed to keep them entertained and amused.
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.
Pre-loaded with apps and affordable, the Polaroid 2 Tablet for kids is a great technology option for preschool-age children and beyond.
Looking for fun in your own backyard? Consider buying your preschooler one of these swing sets.
To help teach your preschooler about winter, spring, summer, and fall, try singing some of these songs about the seasons together.
These reading activities for preschoolers offer your little one fun ways to start to learn how to read.
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters -- Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout -- from the Nick Jr show The Fresh Beat Band
Is your preschooler ready to learn his ABCs? These 26 different ways to teach the alphabet will inspire you from A (alphabet soup) to Z (the zoo).
Learning activities to aid in your little one's kindergarten preparation.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, whatever your favorite is, these books will help teach your preschooler about the seasons.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 43.
Smart tips on how to save on household expenses -- starting today!
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.
How to clean your house quickly -- whether you are expecting (unexpected!) guests or want to get a jump on things, there is a lot you can do fast!
Does your preschooler really hear what you say? Listening skills are important—they are a significant tool in your child's learning arsenal.
Want to help your little one learn how the world works? Try some of these preschool science activities.
Congratulations, you are the parent to a four-year-old! Four year olds live life to the fullest, making
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to make your own homemade paint? These easy recipes use materials that you can find right in your home! Simple, fool-proof, and inexpensive!
A definition of Universal Pre-K.
A reader wonders how to potty train her toddler boy -- most specifically, how can she teach her son to pee standing up?
Let's face it. Toys can be expensive. And if you are like most parents, you probably have a whole pile
Think your little one is ready to start potty training? Here is how to begin the process.
A definition of redirection, a positive discipline technique.
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
How one mom (and Sesame Workshop executive) applies the teachings from Sesame Street to her daily parenting. Page 1 of 2.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic tells the story of six ponies -- Twilight Sparkle and her dragon
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.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 25.
A definition of the National Association for the Education of Young Children or NAEYC.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 26.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 24.
Want to start teaching your preschooler about Earth Day? This Earth Day coloring page from ABCmouse.com is a good start.
Kellogg's Rice Krispies for dinner? Why not with this fun slider recipe!
A definition of the term cooperative preschool.
Mom to four and actress Holly Robinson Peete shares her tips on keeping your home safe from fire.
A definition of structured play. Parenting Preschoolers.
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.
It can be frustrating when your preschooler interrupts you while you are speaking . Whether you are talking
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 32.
She was a mermaid who only wanted to be human. Youngest daughter of King Triton, friend to Flounder and
A definition of the Reggio Emilia approach
Getting a preschooler to go to bed isn't always easy -- unless you employ these sleep solutions.
Want to prevent Halloween from turning into a nightmare? Try our trick-or-treating tips with young children.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 33.
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 40.
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Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 2.
A definition of the Bank Street Method
A reader writes in wondering how to help her otherwise potty trained three-year-old son who will not poop on the potty.
Before your child starts to potty train, it's a good idea to give her an idea of what the process will be like. Here are some great children's potty training books to read before and during the toilet learning process.
Volunteering as a family is rewarding in so many ways. Not only are you helping others, but you are teaching your preschooler about the importance of how even small gestures can make a big difference in the community. Here's how to get started.