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Preschoolers: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
10 Types of Play Important to Your Child's...
Play sets the tone for how your child learns and socializes. Learn about the types of play and why they are important for early childhood development.
What Happens at a Kindergarten Screening?...
Wondering what happens when your preschooler goes for a kindergarten screening? Learn more about what educators are looking for development-wise.
Cars 2 Characters
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
Free Printable Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day...
Spread some love this February 14 with free printable Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day cards.
Preschool Life Lessons: Teach Your Child the...
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!
Making Healthy Decisions: Should Kids Eat...
Is spending more on organic foods important? The American Academy of Pediatrics weighs in on whether or not kids need to always eat organic food.
A Parent's Review of ABCmouse.com: Children's...
Considering subscribing to an educational website for your preschooler? Check out our comprehensive ABCMouse review from the perspective of a parent.
What is Scaffolding and How Does it Work in...
What is scaffolding in early childhood education? How can it help your preschooler? Learn about this method, as well as ways to implement it at home.
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.
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.
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.
My Little Pony Coloring Pages
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.
Using the USDA MyPlate Food Plate
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.
Of Course Kids Should Make New Year's...
You might have made some New Year's resolutions for yourself, but what about your kids? Check out why helping little ones setting goals for herself can help with all sorts of behavior issues, from picky eating to temper tantrums.
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.
Do You Know These Popular Characters from Dora...
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.
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!
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.
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!
Parenting an Oppositional Child
Tired of hearing the word. Parenting Preschoolers.
Easy (Really!) No-Cook Play Dough Recipe for Kids
Want to make your own play dough but think it is too hard or too messy? This no cook play dough recipe can be whipped up in a jiffy!
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.
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.
Best To-Do List Ever! 50 Fun Things to Do...
Got a beautiful day and don't know how to fill it? We've got you covered. Try this list of 50 fun things to do outside as a family! Great for all!
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.
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.
Valentine's Day Treat Bags For Preschoolers
Make February 14 extra-special with these ideas for Valentine's Day treat bags for preschoolers.
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!
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.
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall! Now You Can Sing...
To help teach your preschooler about the differences between winter, spring, summer, and fall, try singing some of these four seasons songs for kids.
All About Preschool Curriculum
So what do preschoolers do in the classroom? From academics to social growth, the preschool curriculum is the most important part of preschool.
8 Fun Music Activities for Preschoolers
Preschool music activities that make playing with your preschooler more fun than usual.
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.
8 Awesome Backyard Swing Sets for Kids
Looking for fun in your own backyard? Consider buying your preschooler one of these swing sets.
Make This Your Preschooler's Best Valentine's...
Fun Valentine's Day activities and crafts for preschoolers.
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.
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.
Hitting an Appropriate Form of Discipline?
Spanking children is one of the most controversial forms of discipline that there is. But is it effective?
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.
Redirection
A definition of redirection, a positive discipline technique.
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!
Structured Play
A definition of structured play. Parenting Preschoolers.
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.
How to Manage Separation Anxiety
Even the most well-adjusted, outgoing children experience preschool separation anxiety. Here's how to cope.
5 Ways to Encourage Your Shy Child
How to encourage a shy child to participate and learn to relax and enjoy themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson)
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
Stop and Think! What Parents Shouldn't Share on...
That picture of your child on the potty for the first time is adorable, but does it belong on Facebook? Why you need to rethink what you share.
Help! My Child Won't Poop on the Potty
A reader writes in wondering how to help her otherwise potty trained three-year-old son who will not poop on the potty.
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!
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.
What are Gross Motor Skills and Why are They...
Learn more about gross motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
All About Parenting Your 3 Year Old -- What to...
Your 3-year-old is learning and growing before your eyes! Everything your child does is an important part of their development. What to look for.
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.
Fun Ways to Get Healthy and Stay Fit For...
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.
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?
What are Fine Motor Skills and Why Are They...
Learn more about fine motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
Shu Todoroki
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 23.
Homemade "Jake the Never Land Pirates"...
Has your preschooler decided on a Halloween costume? If her favorite character comes from the popular
Raoul ÇaRoule
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 22.
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.
Increasing Vitamin D in Your Child's Diet
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.
Miguel Camino
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 21.
Reviews of Monthly 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.
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.
Lovely Books for Preschoolers This Valentine's...
Candy is sweet but these Valentine's Day books for kids are sweeter!
75 Ways to Pose Your Elf on the Shelf
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!
20 Activities to Help Preschoolers Develop...
Gross motor preschool activities to help your little one develop these important skills.
4 Learning Activities to Prepare for Kindergarten
Learning activities to aid in your little one's kindergarten preparation.
Kind Words for Kids: Learning and Teaching...
Kind words for kids can be a simple as please and thank you. Teaching your little one to use manners now will be helpful as he or she gets older.
Princess Twilight Sparkle My Little Pony
One of the more popular shows on The Hub Network, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is an cartoon series
You Can Use More Than One Color! Free Clifford...
It's Clifford the Big Red Dog's 50th birthday, and your preschooler gets to celebrate with these free Clifford the Big Red Dog activity sheets.
Preschool Soccer -- Tips for Coaches and Parents
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.
Carla Veloso
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 24.
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.
Kids Can Be So Gross! How to 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 nose picking in your preschooler.
Why Kids Tease and How to Help Your Child...
Unfortunately, kids who tease are a fact of life, even at a young age. Here's how to help your preschooler cope.
Popular Characters from Bubble Guppies
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr. show Bubble Guppies.
What is the Best Way to Transition from Crib to...
When and how is the best way to move a little one from crib to bed?
Printable 'Transformers Rescue Bots' Activity...
Free Transformers Rescue Bots coloring and activity pages courtesy of The Hub network.
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.
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.
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.
Free Minnie Mouse Coloring and Activity Pages!...
Get a free Minnie Mouse coloring and activity pages featuring all of your preschooler's favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends, courtesy of Disney.
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.
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.
33 Ways to Fill Your Preschooler's Easter Basket
When is an Easter basket not an Easter basket? When it's something else! From pails to wagons, great Easter basket ideas for toddlers and little kids.
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.
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.
How To Prevent Bedwetting
Bedwetting is very common in preschool-aged children. Here's how to help them keep their nights dry.
Max Schnell
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 20.
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.
Preschool Friendship Crafts
Help your preschooler celebrate friends with these easy-to-make friendship crafts.
11 Kids Snacks Your Preschooler Will Love
Whether you are looking for an after-school treat or something to hold your child until dinner, these kids snacks taste good and are good for you.
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.
How to Start Potty Training
Think your little one is ready to start potty training? Here is how to begin the process.
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.
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.
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.
What is the Bank Street Method?
The Bank Street method for preschools (otherwise known as the Bank Street College of Education) features a diverse, child-first curriculum.
How a Print-Rich Preschool Classroom Helps Kids...
In a print-rich preschool classroom, children are immersed in letters and words. Find out how this environment can help with early literacy 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.
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.
Nigel Gearsley
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 28.
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.
Do Boys Have to Pee Sitting Down?
A reader wonders the best way to potty train her toddler boy -- most specifically, should boys learn to pee sitting down or standing up?
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?
Teach Your Child to Pump a Swing
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.
Preschool Science Activities
Want to help your little one learn how the world works? Try some of these preschool science activities.
Cooperative Preschool (Co-op Preschool,...
A definition of the term cooperative preschool.
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.
Strike Up the Band! Easy-to-Make Homemade...
Homemade instruments aren't just fun for your preschooler to play with, they are fun (and easy!) to make too! You'll be toe tapping in no time!
Yes, it Can Happen: How to 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.
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.
How to Stop Your Child From Thumb Sucking
Thumb sucking isn't easy to stop, but it can be done! Try some of these parent- and kid-tested methods to help your preschooler stop thumb sucking.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Pinion Tanaka
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 38.
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.
Inexpensive Teacher Gifts – Ideas for...
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.
Rip Clutchgoneski
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 29.
Top Preschool Math Activities
Help your preschooler build her math skills early with these fun and educational preschool math activities.
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.
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.
Preschool Toys for Outdoor Play
Playing outside is a highlight of childhood. Encourage outdoor play with these fun outdoor toys for preschoolers.
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.
Popular Characters from Peppa Pig
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr show Peppa Pig.
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.
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.
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.
"Dora and Friends: Into the City!" Season One...
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7 (Cheap!) Ways to Make Your Own Paint
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!
Okuni
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 36.
Meet Logan, the New Thomas the Tank Engine Friend
Thomas & Friends, the highly popular children's line of television characters, is introducing a brand-new engine to the team, Logan.
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.
25 Games and Activities to Play in the Rain
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!
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.
Kingpin Nobunaga
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2. Page 37.
Teaching Your Preschooler Table Manners
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.
Cars 2 Toys
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).
Sandwiches
Looking for a healthy kids lunch or kids snack recipe? The once-humble sandwich has gotten a makeover!
What is the Reggio Emilia Approach to Preschool?
The Reggio Emilia approach is a philosophy that puts kids front and center in their own learning. Here's what to expect if you enroll your child in this type of preschool.
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.
Who Should Be Brushing Kids' Teeth?
When it comes to brushing kid's teeth, who should be doing the heavy lifting -- you or your preschooler?
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