preschooler

5 Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy this Summer

Parenting

Photo: Dmitry Kichenko My five year old will be starting Kindergarten this fall. She just completed pre-Kindergarten and since her preschool follows the same school calendar as the public schools, that means she has an actual summer off, just like all school-aged kids. This also means that she’ll be spending a lot of time at […]

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Quick Tip for Cleaning with Your Preschooler

Parenting

Want a quick and easy way to get your young children to clean up around the house? I tried this with my five-year-old today and I just know that any preschooler will enjoy it as much as she did. It absolutely adds an element of fun to cleaning and even more, gives them a challenge! […]

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Just a Big Monster

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“You’re just a big monster!” You may be used to hearing such words on the playground as one preschooler screams out to another after doing something he/she didn’t like. It happens all the time and more than likely after a few minutes, they’re back to being best friends again. But, never, did I think I’d […]

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Mess-Free Art Time When Traveling – Win a Crayola Color Wonder Travel Pack!

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More and more my 4 year old is taking an interest in art and enjoys coloring, drawing, and painting more than she used to when she was younger. Something she often asks to do, but that I hesitate to let her, is finger painting. It is about the messiest activity you can give a preschooler […]

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Time Outs Don’t Work Anymore? Try This Alternative.

Parenting

This post was first published on November 12, 2009. There are many forms of discipline and punishment that parents use with their children. In our house, we’ve used the time out method, the just talking method, the redirecting method, and we’ve even yelled at times out of losing our patience. Hey, it happens, right? But, […]

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