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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 14 Fun Facts About Dora the Explorer Created: Friday, July 16, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 t...
    • Is Your Child Ready to Start Preschool? Created: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 consid...
    • Disney to Introduce New Series and Princess, "Sofia the First" Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      "Sofia the First," a new movie and series will premiere in 2012 and 2013 respectively on Disney Channel. Learn all you need to know about this preschool princess!" itempropxpr="$zTP='t3'" --> itemp...
    • 25 April Fools' Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids Created: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Fun April Fools Day prank ideas to play on your kids!
    • Types of Play Created: Friday, September 21, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 ...
    • My Little Pony Coloring Pages Created: Saturday, October 09, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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.
    • Popular Characters from Dora the Explorer Created: Monday, July 26, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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.
    • ABCmouse.com Review Created: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A review of ABCmouse.com, an educational website for preschoolers.
    • Celebrate Dora, Adventure and More than 10 Years of Fun and Learning Created: Monday, July 26, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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 h...
    • Popular Characters from Jake and the Never Land Pirates Created: Friday, July 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Head Start Created: Thursday, May 20, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Make an Easter Bonnet Craft Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Looking for an easy spring craft? This Easter bonnet craft is easy, fun to make, and makes for an adorable spring decoration.
    • The Best Kids Playhouses Created: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Nine of the top playhouses for preschoolers and toddlers, by Little Tikes, Step 2 and others, with links to compare prices.
    • Unstructured Play Created: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      A definition of unstructured play
    • Playgroup or Play Group Created: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      A definition of a playgroup or a play group.
    • Early Childhood Admissions Assessment (ECAA) Created: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      A definition of the Early Childhood Admissions Assessment (ECAA).
    • How to Manage Preschool Separation Anxiety Created: Sunday, June 27, 2010 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Even the most well-adjusted, outgoing children experience preschool separation anxiety. Here's how to cope.
    • Teach Your Child to Pump a Swing Created: Monday, October 08, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      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.
    • Elmo's Tickle Hands Created: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      This year, the hottest holiday toy will still involve a furry red monster, but with a twist. A review of Elmo's Tickle Hands.
    • The Write Stuff Tip #2 -- Expand Your Child's Writing Skills Created: Thursday, June 11, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Making a paper chain helps your preschooler build the muscles in her hand that she'll eventually use to write.
    • Math Made Easy Tip #1 -- Expanding Your Child's Math Skills Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Numbers are everywhere. Using the ones that you see in your day-to-day activities is a great way to teach your preschooler to recognize and become familiar with them.
    • Word Play Tip #4 -- Expanding Your Child's Vocabulary Created: Thursday, February 26, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      When it comes to increasing your child's vocabulary, more is better. Here's why and how.
    • Word Play Tip #3 -- Expanding Your Child's Vocabulary Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      This fun ABC game provides children who are learning the alphabet with some reinforcement and confidence. The bonus -- it's a great way to keep your preschooler busy on long car rides, in waiting r...
    • Chicken with Peas & Quinoa Created: Saturday, January 22, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      A tasty recipe for Chicken with Peas & Quinoa from Campbell's Kitchen.
    • Hot Holiday Toys 2013 -- Best Toys for Kids Created: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      What does your preschooler want for Christmas or Hanukkah this year? Check out our list of hot toys for 2013 for ideas.
    • Handmade Mother's Day Necklace Created: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Looking for an easy craft for your preschooler to make? Try this handmade Mother's Day necklace.
    • What Does My Child Learn in Preschool? Created: Friday, September 13, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      What does my child learn in preschool? That's a pretty common question asked by many parents. Find out the answer here." itemprop="description">>