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Ways to Have Halloween Fun at Preschool

by Margot F. October 28th, 2014| Preschool, School
Halloween is such a fun time for preschoolers. It’s a chance to dress up in their favorite costumes, play fun games and then have a tasty snack, what could be better? A preschool is a perfect place to use the theme of Halloween to learn basic shapes, read simple

Halloween Safety: Keep Preschoolers from Danger

by Tania Cowling October 21st, 2014| Preschool, Safety
Halloween is a fun holiday for kids and adults, but it is not without safety issues. Throughout the generations children and teens have ventured out for a night of trick-or-treating and parties. We as parents need to make sure the kids have a safe and enjoyable experience. Get to

Curbing the Whining in Your Preschooler

by T Akery October 14th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Whining is one of those things that can make a parent nuts. The high-pitched whine sets nerves on edge and frays tempers rather quickly. Unfortunately, this is one of the stages they go through. In a sense, it is a transitional phase from the temper tantrums. But it can

Preschools Striving to Prevent Childhood Obesity

by Margot F. October 7th, 2014| Preschool, Social
Preschool educators have an excellent opportunity to help prevent childhood obesity. Children ages three to five are excited to learn and in a group environment are more likely to try new things.

The role of preschools in encouraging healthy eating is increasing as parents and caregivers experience tighter time constraints.

How to Dine at a Restaurant with Your Preschooler

by Michele September 30th, 2014| Preschool, Social
Going to a restaurant with a young child can be a parent's worst nightmare.  The wait!  The menu choices! The other guests! However, it doesn't have to be that way.  I started taking my children to restaurants when they were very young (about one year old), and they were

Dangerous Products That Put Your Children At Risk

by Tania Cowling September 23rd, 2014| Preschool, Safety
How well do you baby proof your home? When my kids were young I went through the entire house on my hands and knees looking for dangerous situations at the child’s level. I did the normal baby proofing recommended. But did you know there are many more dangers that

Encouraging Your Preschooler’s Independence

by T Akery September 16th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Your Preschooler is at the age where their skills are developing. While you are still tempted to baby them at that age, they really can handle doing things for themselves. While some Preschoolers are naturally independent, some are just a bit more reluctant to take on the mantle of

Choosing a Preschool: What Does Your Child Think?

by T Akery September 9th, 2014| Preschool, School
As a parent, you have a specific wish list for what you want out of a Preschool. But there is one essential ingredient that you should consider when you make your decision. That is your Preschooler's reaction to the Preschool itself. While a place might fit all of your

How to Help a Preschooler When a Family Pet Dies

by Margot F. September 2nd, 2014| Preschool, Social
The death of a pet can be traumatic for preschoolers. How can you help the youngster through this challenging time? When is it appropriate to get another pet?

When the family dog dies, everyone tends to feel sad. If the adults had acquired the dog as a pup and looked
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School Bus Safety: Simple Lessons for Preschoolers

by Tania Cowling August 26th, 2014| Preschool, Safety
Whether your youngster will be attending a VPK program or a public or private preschool, buses are used for transporting many children to and from school. For some preschoolers this new venture is fun and exciting, where others find this scary. To help ease the school bus anxiety, why
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Preschool Fits About Television Programming

by T Akery August 19th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
While the television is a means of entertainment for Preschoolers, it can sometimes be an obsession. It is perfectly fine to let them enjoy their shows and pick out their favorite characters. However, when it becomes a battleground and the source of fits because your Preschooler can't watch something,

Is Montessori Preschool Right for Your Child?

by Margot F. August 12th, 2014| Preschool, School
Montessori preschools are extremely popular in my urban community. The rooms are brightly coloured, clean and have gorgeous furniture. What is the Montessori Method? Is it appropriate for your child?

Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952) was an Italian physician and educator best known for her educational philosophy, which is used