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Prepare for Preschool with Lessons from My Grandma

by Joe Lawrence August 2nd, 2016| Preschool, School
Sadly, the summer days are slowly coming to an end. School bells can faintly be heard in the distance. Back to school shopping is right around the corner, and our little ones will be off to the races once again. For those entering preschool there are some potential challenges they

Picnics Are a Simple Way to Make Memories

by Joe Lawrence July 19th, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
Summer is the best season to get some extra time in with family and friends. The weather is nice to where you can do many fun activities with your little ones and let them roam the yard or park with their friends while you get some adult time with your

5 Tips for Raising a Good Listener

by Tania Cowling July 12th, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
Is your child tuning you out? Do you feel you are talking to the wall? I’ve experienced this many times. Through research and a few “I’ve been there” tips I offer you some simple steps that will help your child pay attention. Here’s to raising a good listener.


3 Fun-Filled Water Activities for Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence July 5th, 2016| Entertainment, Preschool
Preschoolers are so much fun and so full of life. It really does not take much to keep them occupied, especially in the summer. One thing that they never seem to find boring is water. So, here I will discuss some water fun for the little one.

I remember thinking about

4 Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence June 21st, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
Summer is finally here and so is the heat. This is our chance to enjoy some sunshine and get the kids out of the house for some summer fun. Typically, this involves a swimming pool so our preschoolers can cool off and burn lots of energy. However, there are some

What Can My Preschooler Learn From Gardening?

by Tania Cowling June 14th, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
Whether you are growing veggies, herbs, or flowers, working with the earth is enriching for children. The pride and gratification children feel when contributing fresh food or a colorful vase of flowers bolsters their self-esteem. There is also a lot of education involved in gardening – science and math especially.
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Flying Can Be a Lesson on Vacation Travel

by Tania Cowling May 17th, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
If you’re planning a vacation by air, it’s fun for preschoolers to get up close and personal with airplanes before the trip. Visiting an airport in advance or some home activities that present planes as a theme can do this. Preparing a young child for a new experience is wise
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Preschoolers’ Last Summer

by Joe Lawrence May 10th, 2016| Preschool, School
Summer is almost upon us, and this school season will be ending. As parents of preschoolers, it is scary and exciting to see what the next year will hold for our little ones. There are some things we can do to help prepare them for their first year of grammar
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Get Moving With Your Child This Month and Forever

by Tania Cowling May 3rd, 2016| Entertainment, Preschool
May is National Physical Fitness Month and a reminder that exercise is so important for health. But, there are many ways to get your kiddos moving that are fun, as exercise shouldn’t just be jumping jacks and pushups – it should include daily activities, as well as sporting
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A Week without Television

by Joe Lawrence April 26th, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
Wouldn’t it be nice to go a whole week without the children watching television? I have thought this a lot over the past couple of years. Then I thought about why I would stop at just the TV. Why not all devices?

It saddens me greatly to see how attached people
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3 Ways to Teach our Children to be Good Sports

by Joe Lawrence April 12th, 2016| Preschool, Social
There are many challenges to raising preschoolers. It seems as if every new thing is a challenge. Some are easy wins, but most are very tedious. However, almost all of them are not things we can simply ignore, especially when we know the long term importance.

One such struggle I have