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3 Ways to Bring Children into the Kitchen

by Joe Lawrence November 9th, 2020| Preschool, Seasonal
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas is not too far behind. We place so much thought into the gifts we purchase; we lose track of the most important aspect of the holidays…family. One great way to spend time with family is to cook together.

When it comes to
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Preschool Playdates- Let the Fun Begin

by YPI Editors October 5th, 2020| Preschool, Social
More than likely, by the age of three or four, your child is attending preschool during the week. This time at school is one way that your child can begin socializing with other children her age. However, preschool on its own may not be enough for your child. She may
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TV as Family Entertainment: Little Kids

by YPI Editors September 28th, 2020| Entertainment, Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
Let's start with the acknowledgement that there are other screen options besides televisions. Laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more offer screen time entertainment for all ages. However, rather than working with a topic that broad, we've decided to focus on good old television watching for the next two weeks. How can
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Allowing Preschoolers to Experience the Consequences of Their Choices

by Joe Lawrence August 31st, 2020| Behavior, Preschool
As parents we want to shield our little ones from every possible danger. We see the things coming down the path and know we can help them avoid this danger or consequence. However, I do not think that we should be doing this for them all the time.

Let’s stop to
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The Hazard of Heat This Summer

by Tania Cowling July 27th, 2020| Preschool, Safety
The sun is shining, the temperature is soaring, and you are sweating. This sounds like you have to be indoors in the AC, but not really. With a little common sense and forethought you can be outdoors enjoying your summer and still keep your kids safe from the elements. Here
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Summer Day Trips That Educate

by Tania Cowling June 22nd, 2020| Preschool, School
During the summer preschoolers love to accompany their parents, grandparents, or sitters on errands. Think about all the teachable moments that accompany a trip to the bank, veterinarian, grocery store, and such. Everyday places provide entertainment and learning. Then, on weekends you and your family may go on an extended
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How Can I Teach My Preschooler Respect?

by Joe Lawrence May 18th, 2020| Behavior, Preschool
There are very few things that can get a parent’s blood to boil faster than being disrespected by his or her child. Where do they get this from? How can they be so ungrateful? We would never do this to our parents.

My father was fairly strict when it came to
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Protect Your Child From Zoonotic Diseases

by Tania Cowling April 13th, 2020| Preschool, Safety
Did you know that your pet might cause your child to get sick? Are you aware of zoonotic diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans? These maladies range from bacteria to viruses and internal and external parasites to fungal infections. Since having a pet (dogs and cats are the
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3 Ways to Bond Over Family Dinner

by Joe Lawrence March 9th, 2020| Preschool, Seasonal
Family dinners are one of the best, if not the best, ways to bond. There is something about sitting down as a collective group that brings us all closer together. However, when you have a preschoolers or toddlers, it does not always feel like “bonding” as much as it does
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4 Ways to Help Kids Reach Activity Milestones

by Marnie Bii February 3rd, 2020| Development, Preschool
During the preschool years, the timing of hitting movement milestones tends to spread out across the peer group. Some preschoolers may exhibit a strong ability to run, climb and jump, while others are a bit clumsier. Most kids’ abilities tend to even out upon approaching kindergarten, which is important due
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3 Steps to Changing Your Preschooler’s Behavior

by Joe Lawrence December 30th, 2019| Behavior, Preschool
When it comes to our preschoolers, there are so many things to discover. They are mingling with like-minded children and really becoming who they will be in terms of behavior. That is why it is so important to help set the right foundation today.

I watch my five year old
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5 Rainy Day Preschool Entertainment Ideas

by Marnie Bii November 25th, 2019| Entertainment, Preschool
As rain showers start to become a daily occurrence, preschooler's boredom levels skyrocket. Without time outside running and playing, most kids this age start to act out and drive everyone up the wall. Luckily, you can introduce a few fun indoor activities into your preschooler's life to drive boredom
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