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Preschooler Winter Activities: Exploring Hibernation Together

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 08:30 AM

When ice and snow keep young children indoors, boredom can quickly set in. so be proactive and provide fun, entertaining activities that will keep their bodies active and minds alert.

Try these preschooler winter activities to keep children busy in cold weather!

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Topics: Activities for Children

Here Are the Benefits of Assigning a Chore List

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 11, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Plenty of benefits exist when children pitch in to help with household chores—but this also raises questions, such as the right age for kids to start. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the age can be as young as three. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Benefits

Winter Activities for Preschoolers: Hibernation Hijinx

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 04, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Young children can enjoy winter activities both inside and out, depending on the weather. If there’s plenty of snow, but the day is fairly calm, then consider building a snowman! In this oldie but goodie video, your preschooler can learn about the science of building with snow in a fun, age-appropriate way. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Child Care, Preschool

What Is The "Kid's Healthy Eating Plate?"

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 28, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

As a parent, you want your child to eat a healthy diet—and you can find plenty of resources targeted for grownups to read. Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate by Harvard, however, provides an eye-catching graphic that can grab the attention of the targeted audience: the kids themselves. Then, to the left, parents can click on topics to gain more information about healthy eating patterns for the entire family, including adults.

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Topics: Child Development, Child Nutrition, Child Benefits, Child Care

If You Have a Toddler, School is an Option for Them

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 21, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Although this might, at first, sound too young of an age to start school—and for some children, it will be—some toddlers are ready to take advantage of all the benefits that school can provide.

It’s more about your child’s readiness for the experience than their actual age.

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Topics: Toddler Care, Back-to-School Tips

Toddler Skills: Helping Kids Learn to Help Themselves

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 14, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

From the time a baby is born, shares, they’re on their journey towards independence. This is a necessary process and, as parents, we can recognize it as a positive one. That said, it can take plenty of patience as tasks that young children undertake to take more time and often become quite messy. It’s easy, then, to just want to keep doing things for your toddlers.

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Topics: Toddler Care, Parenting Tips

What You Can Do About Children with Behavior and Social Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Behavior and social issues can be tough to overcome for a child, but they don't have to be.

Whether your child throws tantrums, argues about rules, or blames siblings for their own undesirable behavior, this can be frustrating. Often, according to Healthline, these behaviors are a temporary phase that can be worked through with patience and understanding. It may help to reach out to your pediatrician for reassurance and support. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Parenting Tips

Maximize Your Preschooler's Alphabet Recognition with These Expert Tips

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Letter recognition is a crucial skill for toddlers and preschoolers to learn, and it serves as the foundation of reading and writing. This post explores the typical developmental curve for alphabet recognition and provides fun, age-appropriate, low-cost ways for your child to master this skill.

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Topics: Preschool

Try These Social Skills Activities For Preschoolers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 30, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

When you think about the best social skills activities for preschoolers, you have to look outside of the box. Unlike adults, a mixer or some type of ‘meet and greet’ just won’t cut it. That’s because kids want to do things and interact with those around them. 

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Topics: Child Development, Preschool, Social Interaction

Use This Child Behavior Checklist To Address Common Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 16, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

We’ve put together a child behavior checklist to help you handle some common behavioral issues you may be dealing with. If your children engage in any of these behaviors, here are some helpful tips on how you should respond.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Learning



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