Preschoolers Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
Frozen Banana Snack for Preschoolers
Looking for an after school snack that's easy to make and the kids can help with? Try this quick and fun recipe for frozen bananas!
10 of the Best Bedtime Hacks for Preschoolers
Is bedtime a nightmare at your house? Try one of these ten bedtime hacks for preschoolers. Parent-tested and promising a good night sleep for all!
Butterfly Life Cycle Pasta Craft for Preschoolers
Common household items (and pasta!) are all that are used to make this fun and easy butterfly life cycle craft.
Books About St. Patricks' Day
Want to teach your preschooler about everything March 17? Check out these books about St. Patrick's Day.
Books About Groundhog Day for Preschoolers
Does your preschooler know about Groundhog Day? This February 2, celebrate spring, or cuddle up for six more weeks of winter with these fun books.
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.
How to Plan a Date Night with Your Spouse
Does date night seem like something you'll revisit in 20 years? Here are easy ways to make quality time with your partner. (Yes, even with kids!)
Where Should I Put My Elf on the Shelf?
Figure out where to put the Elf on the Shelf with one of 75 of these great ideas!
Fun Things for Your Elf on the Shelf
Fun things for your Elf on the Shelf to do, from setting up North Pole time, to walking a tightrope.
Keep Your Elf on the Shelf Busy
From drawing on pictures, to setting up a kissing booth, ways to keep your Elf on the Shelf busy this year.
Things for Your Elf on the Shelf to Do
From making paper snowflakes, to building a tower with blocks, lots of things for your Elf on the Shelf to do.
Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
From playing with a Slinky, to going fishing, easy ways to position your Elf on the Shelf.
Where to Put Your Elf on the Shelf
From ziplining down the Christmas tree, to sleeping in a hammock, where to put your Elf on the Shelf this Christmas.
Creative Ideas for Elf on the Shelf
Need creative ideas for Elf on the Shelf? Try one of these 75, from snow angels to playing school with all the other stuffed animals.
Fun Ways to Position Your Elf on the Shelf
From riding a train, to TP'ing the Christmas tree, fun ways to position your Elf on the Shelf.
Setting Up an Elf on the Shelf
Ideas for setting up an Elf on the Shelf, from hiding him in the cabinet, to writing silly messages in toothpaste.
75 Elf on the Shelf Ideas
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!
Elf on the Shelf for Kids
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf for your kids? 75 ways to set him up this holiday season.
Valentine's Day Puzzle Piece Heart Craft
There's no puzzle this Valentine's Day -- your preschooler has your heart! Make this fun and easy-to-craft heart to show your love all year long.
Yummy Valentine's Day Recipes for Kids
Help your little one celebrate February 14 with delicious Valentine's Day recipes that will take you through the day—from breakfast through dessert!
The Best Playhouses for Preschoolers and Toddlers
Your preschooler or toddler will enjoy playing indoors or outdoors in their own playhouse. See these great choices that will engage them for hours.
Characters from Super Why!
Super Why! is a popular television show that focuses on building reading skills like learning the alphabet, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary.
St. Patrick's Day Songs for Preschoolers
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, especially your preschooler! Celebrate the day with these St. Patrick's Day songs for kids.
LeapFrog LeapPad1 Explorer Tablet Review
Tablets for kids? A popular option (rather than handing over your own pricey device) is the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet and it is perfect for kids.
5 Simple Ways to Cut Down on Toy Clutter
Sure your preschooler loves his toys, and you love that he loves does, but sometimes you need to cut back! Easy ways to get rid of toy clutter.
Considering subscribing to an educational website for your preschooler? Check out our comprehensive ABCMouse review from the perspective of a parent.
4 Best TV Channels for Preschoolers
When your preschooler sits down to watch tv, there are a lot of viewing options to choose from. A good place to start is narrowing down the channels that are available.
Ways to Reuse Plastic Easter Eggs
Don't put your plastic Easter eggs into storage once Easter has passed! From crafts to toys, there are plenty of ways you can reuse them year round.
St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids
Kiss the blarney stone, wear green, celebrate the luck of the Irish with these St. Patrick's Day activities for kids!
Valentine's Day Desserts You Can Make With Your Preschooler
Valentine's Day is all about the sweet stuff, so add a little quality time into the mix too! Try making one of these super sweet Valentine's Day dessert recipes with your preschooler!
17 Ways to Make Going Back to School Special
If your child is about to start their first day of school (or the first day of school), you'll want to make it special. Here's how!
Kwanzaa Traditions for Kids and Families
Kwanzaa is a wintertime holiday that celebrates African American heritage and culture. Here's how to create traditions that include your preschooler.
How to Buy and Size Kids Shoes
Whether you hit the stores or shop online for shoes for your preschooler, here are some things to keep in mind when buying and sizing kids shoes.
"Dora and Friends: Into the City!" Episode Guide
The new Nickelodeon series,
Valentine's Day Treat Bags For Preschoolers
Make February 14 extra-special for your preschoolers with these ideas for Valentine's Day goodie treat bags.
What Are Sight Words and How Do They Help Pre-Readers?
Sight words are important to any pre-reader who is learning how to read. Learn about how they work and how you can help with this literacy milestone.
Summer Bucket List for Kids
Want to have the best summer ever with your kids? It's easy! Check out our ideas for the ultimate summer bucket list for the whole family.
Easy Homemade Bird Feeders for Preschoolers
Looking for an easy craft for preschool children? Homemade bird feeders are always a fun project. Discover six quick projects they'll love to create.
Preschool Father's Day Crafts
These preschool father's day crafts are not only easy for your little one to make, they are sure to become a cherished keepsake for years to come.
Ideas for Playing in the Rain
Don't let a little water dampen fun with your preschooler! These games and activities designed for playing in the rain will liven up any wet weather!
Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike
Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike ($89.99)
Playhut Lil Explorers Crawl n Play
Playhut Lil Explorers Crawl n Play ($24.99)
Cloud 9 Mini Crayon Bounce House
Cloud 9 Mini Crayon Bounce House ($249.99)
Blast Zone Hydro Rush Inflatable Water Park
Blast Zone Hydro Rush Inflatable Water Park ($399.99)
Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon
Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon ($99.99)
Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter
Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter ($34.99)
Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine
Gazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine ($14.99)
Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table
Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table ($44.99)
Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set
Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set ($31.99)
Hot Summer Toys for Preschoolers
Yes, it is hot out, but that's what summer is all about! These summer toys for preschoolers will get your kids moving and having fun!
Step2 Skyward Summit
Step2 Skyward Summit ($449.99). Parenting Preschoolers.
Family Friendly Television Shows
Want to sit down together and watch tv as a family? Check out our list of family-friendly television shows.
Choosing a Preschooler Summer Camp Program
When it comes to choosing a summer camp for your preschooler, there is a lot to consider. Here's how to make the right selection for your child.
Best Ways to Contact Santa Claus
Want to contact Santa Claus? Whether your preschooler is naughty or nice, there are plenty of ways to reach out to the big guy in red this Christmas.
Study: Kids are Eating Too Much Pizza
A new study finds that kids consume too many calories from pizza, which is potentially contributing to the United States' childhood obesity epidemic.
Study: Disadvantaged Preschoolers Lack Basic Motor Skills
A 2010 study finds that disadvantaged preschoolers lack basic motor skills. Here's why.
Four Seasons Songs for Kids
To help teach your preschooler about the differences between winter, spring, summer, and fall, try singing some of these four seasons songs for kids.
Father's Day Superhero Crafts for Preschoolers
This Father's Day, help your preschooler celebrate dad being the superhero he is with these awesome Father's Day superhero crafts for preschoolers.
Thomas & Friends Unveils New Character Logan
Thomas & Friends, the highly popular children's line of television characters, is introducing a brand-new engine to the team, Logan.
Preschool Songs About Summer
Summertime is about vacation and fireworks and kicking back and having fun. Celebrate all things summer with these songs about summer for preschoolers.
Preschool Songs to Sing in the Winter Months
These winter songs for preschoolers will let your little fun enjoy everything fun about wintertime -- even if you stay inside!
100 100th Day of School Collections for Preschoolers
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.
7 Fun Home Indoor Birthday Party Ideas for Preschoolers
You say it's your preschooler's birthday? If you are looking for an inside celebration, try some of these fun home indoor birthday party ideas.
New Infant SOS Device Designed to Save Children Left in Hot Cars
A team of students from Rice University have created a device that will warn parents (and first responders) when a child has been left in a hot car.
Study: Picky Eating Usually Normal, But Can Be a Sign of Bigger Issues
While most pediatricians take a wait and see approach when it comes to picky eating, a new study suggests that it could be a sign of serious issues.
15 Valentine's Day Recipe Ideas for Kids
Sure your kids are going to eat candy on Valentine's Day, but what about the three main mealtimes? Try some of these yummy treats in between sweets.
10 Ways to Keep Your Child Busy in a Restaurant
Heading out to dinner with your preschooler? Try our parent-tested ways to keep your child busy in a restaurant so everyone enjoys the meal!
25 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Preschoolers
It's back-to-school time! Whether your child is a first-timer or has been to preschool before, try these tips to get the year off to a great start!
Tricycle Safety Tips for Kids
Riding a tricycle is a fun part of childhood. But it is something to make sure you are safe about. Here are some common tricycle safety tips to follow.
30 Jokes Appropriate for Little Kids
Little kids love to laugh! (Who doesn't?) Help your child's language skills develop (and have fun) by telling jokes. (What a great lesson to learn!)
Fun Ideas for Preschool Class Valentine's
Is your preschooler permitted to hand out Valentine's on February 14? Check out these sweet ideas for cards and small treats for their friends.
Parachute Games for Preschoolers
Parachutes are affordable, easy-to-store, and a great way to keep your kids and their friends happy and entertained for hours on end. Try these games!
Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids
Halloween is here and you need a costume for your preschooler! Don't panic! Here are 8 great ideas that you can create from items you have at home.
Sesame Street and HBO Enter Five-year Partnership
A unique partnership between Sesame Workshop and HBO will find original episodes of Sesame Street airing on the pay channel first, then freely on PBS.
Know Want Learn (KWL) Chart Definition
Learn how to use a KWL chart in a preschool classroom. Very young children may not be able to read yet, but KWL charts can be used with pictures.
What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?
This Halloween you may hear talk about the teal pumpkin project or see teal pumpkins on porches. Here's what it means and how to participate.
What is peaceful parenting? How do parents learn to implement this style of parenting into day-to-day life with their preschooler?
What to Expect 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.
You've Been Booed! Fun Ideas and Poems
You may see the signs popping up around your neighborhood. Maybe you even got one in your yard. You've Been Booed! Ideas on how to scare it forward.
"Dora and Friends: Into the City" Character Guide
Dora is back and she's got lots of new friends to join her on her adventures! A who's who character guide to
New Series, "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" Debuts on Nickelodeon
Always an explorer at heart, preschool favorite Dora is ready for new adventures in
Lunch or Dinner Halloween Recipes for Kids
In between tricks-or-treats (and all that candy!) serve up some even more fun this October 31 with these not-so-spooky Halloween recipes.
10 Songs About Thanksgiving for Preschoolers
When it comes to Thanksgiving, there is a lot to sing about! From turkeys to family, check out these songs about Thanksgiving for preschoolers.
10 Family-friendly Weekend Activities
Looking for something to do with your preschooler this weekend? Check out our family-friendly list of fun activities for all ages.
Fun Ideas for Backyard Camping
If you are looking for a low-cost, high-fun activity to do wth your preschooler, give backyard camping a try! Read on for recipes, games, and more!
7 Ways to Cut Down (or Eliminate!) Back-to-School Stress
Before your little ones go back to school (or start it!) reduce your stress by trying some of these tips to tame beginning-of-the-year craziness.
How to Help Your Child Transitioning to Preschool
Transitioning to preschool is a big step for kids and parents. How to help the process go smoothly so preschool can be a joyful learning experience.
Should I Move My Child to a New Classroom?
When her daughter has behavior issues at preschool, a reader wonders if she should move her child to a new classroom.
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Preparing for Preschool Parent/Teacher Conferences
Preschool parent/teacher conferences provide a great opportunity for parents to learn about how their children behave away from home and with peers.
Stocking Stuffers for Kids
The gifts for under the tree are done, but what about the trimmings? Help Santa get the job done with these fun stocking stuffers for kids.
Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree Craft for Kids
This Christmas Tree ice cream cone craft is fun and easy to make and delicious to eat too. Make a forest with your preschooler for your holiday party!
"Kids to Parks Day" to be Held Saturday, May 16
Kids Park Day, sponsored by the National Park Trust, invites families to visit a local park on May 16 in an effort to celebrate these special places.
Fun Finger Paint Recipes
These four fun finger paint recipes that you make at home are easy, non-toxic, and offer up hours and hours of creative fun for your preschooler.
Easy-to-Make Homemade Instruments for Kids
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!
How to go Camping in Your Backyard
Backyard camping offers families a low-key way to relax and have fun with all while experiencing the great outdoors. Here's how to get started.
Active Vocabulary in Children
Children have an active vocabulary as well as a passive vocabulary. Understand the difference between them and how to improve an active vocabulary.
Kid-Friendly Christmas Breakfast Ideas
Christmas morning breakfast may have competition from toys under the tree, but it can still be an enjoyable part of your holiday. Try these recipes.
17 Spring Activities for Preschoolers
Welcome warm weather and new beginnings with these fun, family-friendly activities you can do all spring long!
Fun Ball Games for Preschoolers
Looking for a game where your preschooler will have fun while developing important motor skills? Try some of these ball games for preschoolers!
How to Make Homemade Bubble Solution
Three recipes for homemade bubble solutions, including colored bubbles, that save you money. Included are ideas for homemade bubble wands.
Get Potty Training Help Solving Potty Training Problems
Do you need potty training help? Try our potty training secrets that will help your child learn how to use the toilet and restore your sanity!
How to Potty Train a Boy
A reader wonders the best way to potty train her toddler boy -- most specifically, should boys learn to pee sitting down or standing up?
7 Pacifier Weaning Tactics
Seven preschooler-tested and parent approved hints and tips to help you and your child survive the oh-so-tough pacifier weaning stage. You can do it!
50 Fun Things to Do Outside as a Family
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!
Start Gardening with Kids
Ready to start planting a garden? Get your preschooler involved. Dr. Christopher Cerveny of Miracle-Gro shares his tips for gardening with kids.
Preschool Soccer - Tips for Coaches and Parents
Here's a basic primer of tips for coaches and parents and they need to know when introducing soccer and the world of sports to preschoolers.
Teach Your Child on a Swing to Pump
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.
Fine Motor Preschool Activities
Fine motor preschool activities to help your little one develop these important skills.
Activities to Help Develop Gross Motor Skills
Running, jumping, and walking are things your preschooler does every day. Here are gross motor preschool activities to help develop these skills.
Physical Activity and Fitness for Preschoolers
Sure your little one is busy, but is it enough? Try some of these activities and learn why structured physical activity for preschoolers is important.
Help! My Child Won't Poop on the Potty
Potty training should really be broken into two parts -- peeing and pooping. Because just because a child does one, doesn't mean they'll do the other.
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.
Songs About Groundhog Day for Preschoolers
Groundhog Day might not be a big holiday, but it is still worth celebrating! Teach your preschooler about weather and prediction with these songs.
29 Things Kids Can Do on February 29
For the most part, February 29 is just a normal day, but it doesn't have to be! Celebrate Leap Year Day with your preschooler with these 29 things to do on February 29.
Is Santa Claus Real or Fake?
It's a question that puts fear in the hearts of parents everywhere. Don't panic! What to say when your child asks,
Celebrating Holidays with Kids
Spending the holidays with kids is fun and gives families the chance to make wonderful memories. Not matter what you celebrate, get some great ideas!
Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs With Your Kids
Decorating Easter Eggs is a fun family project and can go beyond dyes. Discover ten fun and creative egg decorating projects your kids will love.
How to Assemble a Child's Bike
Is your preschooler possibly read to start riding a two-wheeler? National retailer Performance Bicycle offers up tips on how to assemble a child's bike.
Celebrate a Green Easter - Eco Friendly Easter Ideas
Looking for a way to celebrate a
17 Magical Leprechaun Visit Ideas for Kids
Looking for a bit of magical St. Patrick's Day fun for your preschooler? Have a leprechaun visit! They are easy to set up and your kids will love it!
April Fools' Jokes to Play on Your Kids
April Fools' Day is lots of fun for everyone -- especially if you are a parent! Try one of these fun April Fools Day jokes to play on your kids!
Preschool Graduation Ideas
It's all pomp and circumstance at a preschool graduation! So grab the cap and gown and start celebrating with these great preschool graduation ideas.
Helping a Child Who is Afraid of Fireworks
From noise-cancelling headphones to preshow prep, ways to help your child enjoy the Fourth of July and the sights and sounds that come with it.
Learn How to Stop Temper Tantrums
Common in preschoolers, temper tantrums are not fun! Here's how to stop temper tantrums and keep your cool when your child is losing control.
Cleaning Up Toys: How to Teach Your Child to Clean Up
Does your preschooler like to clean up toys when the fun is done? Probably not. How to teach your child so they can learn to do it themselves.
Preschoolers, Lying and Honesty
All preschoolers lie occasionally. And although lying is a normal part of a child’s development, it’s something you can't overlook.
How to Clean Up Kid Messes
Let's face it -- kids make messes. A lot. But that doesn't mean your house has to be! From Play-Doh to paint, how to remove common stains.
Discipline Techniques for Preschoolers
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How to Handle Demanding or Bossy Children
If you find yourself living with bossy children, it's likely you are raising a preschooler. While common, it's still annoying. How to handle with it.
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, and how to handle the situation so it doesn't happen again.
How to Teach a Preschooler to Stop Hitting
If you have a preschooler who hits or acts aggressively, here iare tips for teaching your child to express his emotions in more acceptable ways.
When Children Say No - Parenting an Oppositional Child
Parenting an oppositional child or at least a child who is in a stubborn phase can be tricky, but it can be done.
Hitting as an Appropriate Form of Discipline
Spanking children is one of the most controversial forms of discipline that there is. But is it effective?
Encouraging Good Behavior With a Reward System
Want to encourage good behavior from your preschooler? Consider setting up a reward system, it is easy if you follow these few simple tips.
Stop Your Child From Cursing - Curbing Potty Mouth
Got a preschooler with a potty mouth? It might be annoying, it might even be funny, but it needs to stop. How to help your child make better choices.
Making New Year's Resolutions for Children
Help your child start the year right! New Year's Resolutions for children can help with behavior issues, from picky eating to temper tantrums.
Best and Worst Cities for Raising a Family
Which city has the most playgrounds? Which cities have the most kids? Find out with WalletHub's 2015 best (and worst) U.S. cities for families.
Why Do Kids Want Parents to Read the Same Book Over and Over Again?
Why do preschoolers want the same book read to them over and over and over again? It might drive you crazy, but it can actually be very beneficial!
Should Kids Eat Organic Food?
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.
Special and Fun Kids Lunch Ideas
Does your preschooler pack a lunch? Make lunch time a fun time with these special and creative
Study: Apple is the Most Popular Fruit with Kids
A new study finds that apples are the most popular fruit among kids ages 2 to 19. Here's how to incorporate more fruits into your preschooler's diet.
Kids Chores - The Importance of Assigning Kids Chores
Assigning chores for your preschooler to complete isn't mean, it's a great way to teach them responsibility and even build up their self-esteem. Here's how giving kids chores help shape their character.
Table Manners for Preschoolers: Tips on Teaching
Teaching your preschooler table manners ensures your child will always have good social skills. The key to early etiquette is to be a good role model.
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How Can I Teach My Child Not to Throw Food?
Got a preschooler who thinks mealtimes means it is time for a food fight? Throwing food is a common childhood phase, but not one you have to tolerate.
How Old is Too Old for Family Nudity
A reader asks if it family nudity is OK in front of her preschool son.
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How Do You Get Kids to Eat Vegetables?
Want your kids to eat healthier but aren't sure where to start? Here's how to get kids to eat vegetables.
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.
A new policy statement from the AAP makes a surprising concession when it comes to what kids should be eating in order to maintain a healthy diet.
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Are Kids' Sports Good for Preschoolers?
There are several factors that you need to consider when deciding if kids sports are the right choice for your preschooler at the current time.
How to Establish Bedtime Routines For Children
Tired of the bedtime battles? Establishing bedtime routines for children help them go to sleep more willingly. Here's how to get started.
8 Sleep Solutions for Toddlers and Young Children
Getting a child to go to bed isn't easy. And if they aren't sleeping, neither are you! Try some of these parent-tested sleep solutions for toddlers.
15 Snow Activities for Children
Looking for something to do when the weather gets cold? Here are 15 fun snow activities you can do outside with your preschooler and the whole family!
Print-rich Preschool Environment
In a print-rich preschool classroom, children are immersed in letters and words. Find out how this environment can help with early literacy skills.
What Is Preschool Curriculum? What is Taught in Preschool
So what do preschoolers do in the classroom? From academics to social growth, the preschool curriculum is the most important part of preschool.
Scaffolding in Early Childhood Education
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.
What Are Gross Motor Skills
Learn more about gross motor skills and why they are important to your preschooler.
An Overview of Unstructured Play
Learn more about unstructured play, a category of play that is open-ended and child led. Find out why it's important and how to make the most of it.
What are the Benefits of Structured Play for Kids?
Structured play combines fun activities with learning experiences. Discover how you can use playtime to teach your preschooler around the house.
Laure Berkner to Release Six Remastered Albums
If you know who Victor Vito is, then you probably have a preschooler who loves Laurie Berkner. This summer the LBB is released six themed albums.
A New Dr. Seuss Book to be Published in July
A new Dr. Seuss Book,
5 Quick, Easy, and Fun Indoor Games for Kids
Sometimes rain keeps you inside, sometimes it's snow and cold, or even extreme heat. But kids need to play right? Try some of these fun indoor games.
Target Removing Gender-based Signs From Stores and Displays
Target has announced they will no longer separate out toys, bedding, books, and other items into
50 Things Parents Should Buy from the Dollar Store
Think the dollar stores are good for nothing more than cheap trinkets? You haven't been looking closely enough. There are great bargains to be found!
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.
Play Based Preschool Curriculum
At play-based preschools, the focus is on socialization. Lessons are done through play-based activities and have roots in basic social skills.
Developmental or Special Education Preschool
What is a developmental preschool or a special education preschool, and how can your preschooler benefit from attending one? What to consider.
What is a Preschool Child Observation Record (COR)?
The Child Observation Record is a way for educators to answer the important question,
What is a Playgroup?
If you are looking for a place for your preschooler to make new friends and learn important socialization skills, a playgroup is a great option.
Make the Most of Your Free Time
From quick errands to cleaning the house to taking a minute to relax, how to make the most of your free time while your little one is at preschool.
Report: Day Care Costs Rivals That of College
A report from Child Care Aware says childcare in the U.S. can cost 12,280 annually for a four-year-old. What is going on and how you can reduce costs.
Hasbro Changing Play Doh Set After Consumer Complaints
Hasbro has announced that they will replace a piece from the Play Doh Sweet Shop Magic Mountain set after consumers complained it looks like a penis.
Neil Patrick Harris is #ThomasObsessed in New Funny Or Die Video
Neil Patrick Harris shows the world just how ThomasObsessed he is in a new
How to Get Free (or Discounted) School Supplies
School supplies can be a major expense for many families. Luckily, there are ways you can get what your child needs at no cost. Here's how.
Learn How to Choose a Preschool
Wondering how to choose a preschool? From academics and curriculum to the length of day and cost, there is a lot to consider. How to get started.
Helping Your Child Have a Great First Day of Preschool
The first day of preschool has arrived. Use these tips to make this a great day for both you and your child, with fewer tears and easier goodbyes.
Expanding Your Child's Vocabulary
When it comes to increasing your child's vocabulary, more is better. From reading books to playing fun games, here's how to get your child talking.
My Amazing Day on a Sesame Street Tour
What could be better than spending the day on a Sesame Street tour? Not much! Read this first-person account about a visit to a very famous street!
Heidi Klum to Guest Voice on "Littlest Pet Shop"
Actress, supermodel, and celebrity mom will lend her voice to the two-part season three finale of
Teaching Days of the Week with Songs and Activities
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!
Helping Young Children Cope with Natural Disasters
When a natural disaster hits, it's nearly impossible to avoid the footage. Here's how to help your child understand what is going on.
Pets in the Classroom Grants Provides Furry (and not-so-furry) Friends
A classroom pet can be a valuable teaching tool. With the Pets in the Classroom program, teachers can apply for grants to purchase pets for the class.
Make New Friends: How to Start a Preschool Playgroup
A preschool playgroup can help your child develop social skills as she learns to play with other children, and can help you make friends too!
Creating a Parent Network - Form a Parenting Support Group
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.
Teaching Months of the Year with Songs and Activities
Wondering the best way to go about teaching months of the year? With these songs and activities, your child will know January to December in no time!
20 Ways to Make Time for Me Time
Ever wish you had more hours in the day to do what you want to do (as opposed to what you need to do)? Here's how to make more time for yourself.
The Wiggles Anthony Page and Emma Watkins
The Wiggles Anthony Page (Blue) and Emma Watkins (Yellow) share their thoughts on touring, preschoolers, and making music.
Parents' Attitude About College and Academic Success
A new study finds that if parents believe that their child will attend college, that child will do well in school, starting as young as preschool.
Toy Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Before you head to a toy store to pick out something for the preschooler in your life, read this tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics first.
Holiday Travel and Visiting Safety Tips from the AAP
If you and your child are traveling this holiday season, be sure to keep these travel safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics in mind.
What Parents Shouldn't Post on Social Media
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.
What Your Preschooler Needs to Know Before Starting School
Prepare your child for preschool with these need-to-know tips, including riding a bus, so he'll have a smooth transition into the world of academia.
Using Sesame Street to Teach Your Kids - Introduction
How one mom (and Sesame Workshop executive) applies the teachings from Sesame Street to her daily parenting. Page 1 of 2.
Teaching Your Kids Using Sesame Street - Lessons from Sesame Street - Educational Games Using Sesame Street
How one mom (and Sesame Workshop executive) applies the teachings from Sesame Street to her daily parenting. Page 2.
How to Plan a Playdate for Kids
Has your preschooler had his first playdate yet? They're so much fun! How to make the most of them so everyone has a great time.
Wondering the best ways to teach thankfulness? Try some of these meaningful ways to demonstrate thankfulness and generosity for your preschooler.
Teaching Kids to Share
Teaching kids to share their valuable possessions is a tough challenge, but it doesn't have to be an uphill battle. Try these tips to instill sharing.
Help Prevent Drowning With a Water Safety Audit
To help your child stay safe at home, the U.S. Swim School Association offers these tips on how to conduct a home water safety audit.
Study: Preschoolers Need More Active Play
A study finds that young children who are in preschool and daycare only get about 48 minutes (out of a suggested 120) of active play daily.
Kind Words for Kids: Learning and Teaching Manners
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.
Why Kids Tease and How to Help Your Child Handle It
Unfortunately, kids who tease are a fact of life. Here's how to help your preschooler cope whether he is being teased or if he is the teaser!
Preschool Thank You Cards
Sending kids' thank you notes doesn't have to be an ordeal. Here's how.
Easy Ways to Keep a Sick Kid Entertained (Quietly)
If you have a child who is sick, you know it can be hard to keep them entertained. How to combat boredom while making sure your little one rests.
Study: On TV, Kids Drinks Being Advertised as Healthy
A new study finds that a good number of tv ads that feature sugary drinks for kids, contain messages geared at parents that these drinks are healthy.
Water Safety Tips for Kids from the YMCA
Swimming is a staple of summer, but there are important safety guidelines you need to follow. Check out these important tips from the YMCA.
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Shares Lawn Mower Safety Tips
As you take out your lawn mower to work on your lawn this spring, keep in mind these important safety tips from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.
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.
Best Ways to Teach Hand Washing to Preschoolers
As parents, we have to teach our kids everything, even basics. Teaching hand washing to preschoolers is an important lesson you'll need to reinforce!
How to Stop Nose Picking in Preschoolers
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.
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 by practicing and role-playing.
When to Switch from a Car Seat to a Booster Seat
Switching your child from a car seat to a booster seat? Learn about the guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Getting Kids to Take Medicine
If your child is sick, the pediatrician may have prescribed medication to help him feel better. Getting him to take that medicine however, isn't always easy. Here's how.
Characters in Shimmer and Shine
Shimmer and Shine, premiering Monday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick and the Nick Jr. channel.
Spring Flower Button Craft for Kids
Want to make a craft with your young child? This spring flower button craft only needs just a few supplies, plus your preschooler's imagination.
Paper Guitar Craft for Preschooelrs
Looking for an easy, creative craft to make with your preschooler? This paper guitar craft uses just paper, yarn, cardboard, and glue!
GM Removing Artificial Colors, Flavors from Cereals
By the end of 2017, General Mills plans to remove all artificial colors and preservatives from all of their breakfast cereals.
New Nickelodeon Show Shimmer and Shine
Learn more about the new animated show on Nickelodeon, Shimmer and Shine. With a social-emotional curriculum, it teaches preschoolers about teamwork.
Series Premiere of "Shimmer and Shine Available
The series (20 episodes) follows twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, who grant wishes for their friend Leah.
The Funny Bunny game makes a great Easter basket addition.
Lalaloopsy Babies Newborn Bunny Doll
Lalaloopsy Babies Newborn Bunny Doll isn't an Easter toy per se, but it makes for a great addition to any Easter basket.
Silly Putty makes a great addition to any Easter basket.
Color Me Bunny
Color Me Bunny from Alex toys would make a great addition to any Easter basket.
Paper Plate Bird Craft for Preschoolers
Help your preschooler welcome spring, and your feathered friends with this super-easy, fun-to-make paper plate bird craft.
Easter Basket and Gift Ideas for Preschoolers
Give the Easter Bunny and helping hand this spring. Fun and creative ideas for filling your preschooler's Easter basket this spring.
New Easter Fun from Crayola
Crayola has introduced some fabulous products this spring that make great additions to any Easter basket.
Guess How Much I Love You
Kraft Removing Artificial Dyes from Mac & Cheese
Starting in 2016, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese will look and taste differently thanks to the company removing all artificial colors and preservatives
Clothespin Caterpillar Craft
Looking for a quick and easy spring craft for your preschooler? Try making a clothespin caterpillar using pompoms, googly eyes, glue and a clothespin.
Apple Print Craft for Preschoolers
Welcome autumn and teach your preschooler about what's the inside an apple with this fun and easy-to-make craft you make using a fall staple.
Christmas Tree Ornaments That Are Out of This World!
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!
Saturn Christmas Tree Ornament
This Saturn Christmas Tree Ornament is super-simple to make -- great for young preschoolers.
Alien Christmas Tree Ornament
This friendly alien ornament is easy and fun for preschoolers to make. With the right materials, there are a galaxy full of ideas!
Planet Christmas Tree Ornament
This planet ornament for your Christmas tree requires a lot of hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills, making it a great craft for little ones.
Kraft Recalling Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Due to Metal Fragments
Time to check your pantry. Kraft is voluntarily recalling 6.5 million boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some boxes may contain pieces of metal.
Is My Child Ready for a Booster Seat?
How to tell if your preschooler is ready to switch from a car seat to a booster seat.
What Should You Look for in a Booster Seat?
What to look for when shopping for a booster seat for your preschooler for your vehicle.
Halloween Hand Print Ghost
Looking for a cute Halloween craft that also doubles as a decoration? Try this Halloween Handprint Ghost! It's quick, easy, and fun to make!
Handprint (or Footprint) Ghost Craft Directions
Here's how to help your preschooler make this not-scary-at-all Halloween handprint or footprint Ghost craft.
Cars 2 Characters - Characters in Disney Pixar Cars 2
Don't know your Mater from your McQueen? Check out our guide to the characters in Cars 2.
Lottie Dolls, a unique entry into the doll market, are geared at kids ages 3 to 8 and are designed to promote good body image for young children.
PBS KIDS Toys
PBS Kids has teamed up with Whole Foods Markets to offer a line of wooden and plush stuffed animals.
Dream Cakes Game
The Dream Cakes game by Ravensburger
HideAway Pets serve as both a cuddly friend for your preschooler and a pillow for nap time. A cute gift for the 2014 holiday season.
Disney Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset
Got a Frozen fan at home? Disney Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset would make a great gift for the 2014 holidays!
Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race track set
For preschoolers who have a need for speed, the Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race track set will be right up their alley.
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart
The Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart promises to be one of the most popular toys of the 2014 holiday season.
Little People Musical Preschool
Got a preschooler who can't get enough preschool? The Little People Musical Preschool playset will let your little one act out the fun he has all day.
Wubble Bubble Ball
The Wubble Bubble Ball, which inflates up to an amazing three-feet tall, is a great toy for kids to head outside with and kick, throw, and much more!
V-Tech InnoTab Max
V-Tech InnoTab Max is the newest entry in the children's tablet market. It promises to be bigger and faster than its predecessors.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Supernova Battle Rover
Part of Fisher-Price's popular Imaginext line, the Supernova Battle Rover is an awesome toy that will keep your preschooler entertained for hours.
LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Active Video Game System
Looking for a gaming console for your preschooler this holiday season? How about the LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Active Video Game System?
What's on Your Preschooler's Christmas List?
The holiday season is fast approaching! Make your list and check it twice with the hot toys of 2014 here.
Language Development in a Four-Year-Old
Does your four-year-old have a lot to say? That's a great thing! Learn more about your preschooler's language development. Page 5.
Your 4-Year-Old: Development and Milestones
Every day your 4-year-old is learning and growing! Here's how to encourage your little one as he or she continues on a
Social and Emotional Development in Four Year Olds
As your four-year-old matures, her social skills will become more refined and friendships become increasingly important. What to expect. Page 2.
Four-Year-Old Cognitive Development - Cognitive Milestones
Your preschooler is learning with everything he sees and does. How to maximize your four-year-olds cognitive development. Page 4.
Four-Year-Old Physical Development - Physical Milestones
Your 4-year-old is growing by leaps and bounds! Here is what to expect in terms of physical development this year. Page 4.
Free Peppa Pig Coloring Page
Young fans of Peppa Pig will enjoy coloring this free Peppa Pig coloring page featuring Peppa, and her little brother George.
Free Peppa Pig Activity Page
Preschoolers can work on counting and number recognition with this colorful (and free!) Peppa Pig activity page.
Earth Day Earth Craft for Preschoolers
This Earth Day earth craft for preschoolers uses construction paper and a coffee filter and puts the whole world in your little one's hands!
Children's Books About Soccer
For a preschooler who is looking to get her kicks, these fiction and non-fiction books about soccer are a great way to explain the sport.
Candy Corn Footprint Craft
This fun-to-make candy corn footprint craft makes for a great Halloween decoration for your home.
Healthy Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are a favorite, but they aren't always healthy. These healthy hot dogs taste good and are something you can feel good about serving.
Birthday Goodie Bag Ideas for Preschoolers
Whether you need a favor for a birthday party or want a treat to hand out to the class, check out these great ideas for birthday goodie bags.
Make a Weather Wheel with Your Preschooler
This easy-to-make weather craft will help teach your preschooler about the differences in the seasons. They will learn to become more observant too!
Reading Toys and Games for Preschoolers
Learning to read becomes even more fun for preschoolers with these reading toys and games.
Reviews of Monthly Toy Rental Services
Do your child's toys need a makeover? Consider toy rental services which deliver new or new-to-you toys to your door. A review of some of the options.
Toys for Fine Motor Skills Development
These toys will help your little one develop his fine motor skills while having fun.
Children's Books About America
From George Washington to the bald eagle, teach your little one about the United States with these patriotic children's books about America.
Friendship Crafts for Preschoolers
Celebrate friends with these super easy-to-make friendship crafts for preschoolers. Even better, make them with a group and celebrate together!
Fun Puzzles for Preschoolers
Puzzles can help kids develop fine motor skills while they exercise critical and logical thinking muscles. Here are our top puzzles for preschoolers.
Preschool Science Experiments
Want to help your little one learn how the world works? Try these preschool science experiments. They're fun and educational and you'll learn too!
Graduation Gifts for Preschool
Got a little one that is saying goodbye to preschool? Celebrate the occasion (and do some kindergarten prep) with these preschool graduation gifts.
Easter Books for Preschoolers
Easter is almost here! These Easter books for preschoolers are great to read leading up to the holiday or make a great stuffer for an Easter basket.
Top Online Bargain Sites for Parents
When it comes to buying things for your family, who doesn't like a good deal? Check out these online bargain sites for parents that will keep money in your pocket.
Preschool Thanksgiving Crafts
Fun and easy thanksgiving crafts for your preschooler made with materials you can find around your house!
Picture Books On Seasons to Read Aloud to Little Kids
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, whatever your favorite is, these seven picture books will help you teach your preschooler all about the seasons.
Best Magazines for Preschoolers
Preschool magazines make a great gift for any little one since they are filled with stories and activities. Check out these top titles.
Father's Day Activities for Preschoolers
Looking for a special way to celebrate dad? Try some of these Father's Day activities good for the the whole family.
How to Exercise With Kids On a Busy Schedule
Want to exercise but don't have time in your busy mom schedule? Use these strategies for squeezing in your workout.
Preschooler Self Help Skills - Developmental Milestones
From brushing his own teeth, to taking a shower and helping around the house, self care help and preschool developmental milestones you can expect.
Products to Help Your Child Stay in Bed - Ideas for Kids and Bedtime
Think kids and bedtime don't go hand-in-hand? Not true! Check out these products to help your child stay in bed.
Learning activities to aid in your little one's kindergarten preparation.
What Does My Child Learn in Preschool
What does my child learn in preschool? That's a pretty common question asked by many parents. Find out the answer here.
Potty Training Aids
Got a preschooler who is toilet learning? Whether they are starting or need more time, check out these potty training aids for a bit of extra help.
Potty Training Books - Children's Potty Training Books
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.
Peppa Pig Television Show Characters
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr show Peppa Pig.
Valentine's Day Books for Kids
Candy is sweet but these Valentine's Day books for kids are sweeter!
Valentine's Day Activities for Preschoolers
Fun Valentine's Day activities and crafts for preschoolers.
What Do I Do About Potty Training Accidents?
A reader writes in with a question about potty training accidents. What is the best way to deal with them?
Printable 'Transformers Rescue Bots' Activity Page
Free Transformers Rescue Bots coloring and activity pages courtesy of The Hub network.
2 Free Earth Day Coloring Pages for Kids
Want to start teaching your preschooler about Earth Day? These two free Earth Day coloring pages from ABCmouse.com are fun and educational!
Ideas for Earth Day - ABCmouse.com Earth Day Poetry
Need some ideas for Earth Day? Try printing out this poetry page from ABCmouse.com.
Christmas Preschool Activities
Looking for fun family activities in December? In the weeks leading to Christmas, try one of these 12 fun things. Maybe you'll find a new tradition!
Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids - Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day Mailbox
Keep all of your preschooler's cards in a safe place with this Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day Mailbox. (Instructions)
Free Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day Cards and Activities
Spread some love this February 14 with free printable Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day cards.
Template for Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day Mailbag - Mailbox Crafts for Valentine's Day
Looking for a fun mailbox craft for Valentine's Day? This Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day Mailbag is adorable and functional!
New Disney Princess Sofia the First
New Disney Princess Sofia the First - New Disney Movie - New Disney Series - Preschool Princess Sofia the First
Outdoor Toys for Preschoolers and Little Kids
Playing outside is a highlight of childhood. Encourage outdoor play with these fun outdoor toys for preschoolers.
Disney Pixar 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).
Popular Characters 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 Jake and the Never Land Pirates characters on Disney Junior.
Disney Princesses -- Tiana Princess and the Frog
All about the Disney Princess, Tiana from the animated movie
Disney Princesses -- Little Mermaid Ariel
All about the Disney Princess, Ariel from the animated movie
Disney Princesses -- Merida
All about the Disney Princess, Merida from the animated movie
Free Chloes Closet Activity Pages
Free Chloe's Closet activity pages courtesy of PBS Sprout, which includes decorating a cupcake, a pirate ship, and a mask activity page.
Chloes Closet Pirate Ship Activity Page - Free Chloes Closet Pirate Ship Activity Page
Free Chloe’s Closet pirate ship activity page courtesy of PBS Sprout.
Chloes Closet Mask Activity Page - Free Chloes Closet Mask Activity Page
Free Chloe’s Closet mask activity page courtesy of PBS Sprout.
Disney Princesses -- Rapunzel Tangled
All about the Disney Princess, Rapunzel from the animated movie
Characters from Bubble Guppies (Nick Jr. TV Show)
All the details on your preschooler's favorite characters from the Nick Jr. show Bubble Guppies.
Great Backyard Swing Sets for Kids
Looking for fun in your own backyard? Consider buying your preschoolers one of these swing sets.
Thomas the Tank Engine Toys
Got a little engineer at home? How about a kid who is obsessed with Thomas? Then you'll want to check out these favorite Thomas the Tank Engine Toys.
I Want That During Holiday Shopping - The Holiday Shopping Gimmes
How to put a stop to the holiday shopping gimmes.
Magazines for Kids -- Subscriptions to Magazines for Kids
Subscriptions to magazines for kids make a great gift.
Homemade Jake and the Never Land Pirates Costumes
Looking for an easy homemade pirate Halloween costume for your kids? Check out these ideas from a
Non-Toy Gifts for Kids
Toys are great for preschoolers, but they aren't the only thing to give them. Here we list some top non-toy gifts for kids.
Homemade Pirate Costume - Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Izzy Halloween Costume
If your preschooler is a fan of Izzy from the Disney Junior show
Homemade Pirate Costume - Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Jake Halloween Costume
Is your preschooler a fan of
Homemade Pirate Costume - Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Cubby Halloween Costume
If your preschooler is a fan of
Kiss My Face Kids Collection -- Kiss My Face Kids Collection Soaps and Body Washes
Soap as a gift for a little kid? Kiss My Face Kids Collection will encourage your preschooler to wash up.
8 Great Valentine's Day Gifts For Kids
Candy is the 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 Music Activities for Preschoolers
From dancing to singing in the shower, you'll be having fun and increasing your child's brain power when you try music activities for preschoolers!
10 Family Outing Ideas Everyone Will Enjoy
Looking for something to do as a family? Check out this list of family outing ideas that are great for everyone -- from the youngest to the oldest.
Interview Questions for Preschool Teachers
Preschool interviews allow the teachers to get to know your child better, but they are also a opportunity for you to ask some questions. What to ask.