According to a new study in the January 2013 edition of the Pediatrics journal, playtime is absolutely essential for preschoolers. Apparently they aren't getting enough playtime outside or playtime at all!
Your preschooler ripped off the wrapping paper, peeked in the box, set the carefully chosen item aside and spend the next two hours playing with...you guessed it...the box. There are toys kids may enjoy more that the wrappings. Which of these will grab your child's attention?
Some of your preschooler's words may not mean what you think they mean. We've come to realize that parents need their own dictionary or thesaurus to decipher a preschooler's true meaning! To help out, we've pulled together common phrases in a 3– or 4-year-old's daily conversation and unlocked what each could means.
Most children find play dough great fun! Toddlers love squeezing the soft, squishy material in their hands, exploring the texture and consistency of the dough. Older kids play more imaginatively, making things with it. Get your child started with one of these ideas.
Your afternoon slump arrives and your child's slouching on the couch. Is it time to have a cup of coffee and an energy drink? That's probably not your best alternative. Reach for energy-boosting snacks instead. These foods leave you with a true blast of energy that will last and keep you active all day.
Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:
Your toddler hasn't shown any interest in playing with other children. In fact, you've noticed that he'd rather play quietly with his blocks in the corner than join in any group activities. Should you be concerned? Read on for the answer and a list of important milestones to watch for on the play front.
A relatively new website is not only helping teachers out but it's paying them pretty handsomely. "Teachers Pay Teachers" is a company started to help teachers with their lesson plans. It was founded by Paul Edelman, after he ended a four year stint with the New York City public schools.
The kids' toy cupboards and dresser drawers are already spilling over, but every week you're presented more huge bags of stuff from your friends and family. How do you end this madness without hurting their feelings?
Toddlers and small children face a host of possible safety issues every time they enter a bathroom. Thinking about potential pitfalls of the bathroom from a small child's point of view helps to create a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family.