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Practice Simple Scissor Skills With Your Preschooler

by Tania Cowling April 5th, 2016| Development, Preschool
Using tools has marked human progress throughout history. So what tools does a preschooler need to master? A child needs to be able to use a pencil, toothbrush, silverware, open doorknobs, tie shoelaces, just to name a few. Also, learning to use a pair of child safety scissors marks an
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3 Ways to Complete Yard Work with Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence March 29th, 2016| Entertainment, Preschool
Spring is upon us, and the weather is beginning to beckon us outdoors. The kids have been cooped up inside and need to be freed. It is great to watch them play outside and have a great time, but I also know there is a lot of work I need
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Is Your Preschooler Seeking Independence?

by Tania Cowling March 22nd, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
Life seems easy when our children are young and we have control, but as our little ones grow up they want to become more independent. It’s funny because one minute preschoolers are demanding freedom, and the next moment they are clinging to you. There may be times when whining, questions,

Saint Patty’s Day Fun at Preschool

by Tania Cowling March 8th, 2016| Preschool, School
Greet your students with “Top of the Morning” this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. Preschoolers absorb information about holidays when engaging in projects throughout the curriculum. Here are a few activities to stimulate interest on this special green day.

Begin by discussing what this holiday represents (or as much as you

Making Safe Decisions

by Joe Lawrence March 1st, 2016| Preschool, Safety
Parents are constantly thinking about the safety of their children and about what is best for the family. Something I have always wondered is about whether the decisions my wife and I make are the best. Lately, I stumbled across a process that helps me sleep a little better after
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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

by Joe Lawrence February 16th, 2016| Preschool

“A carrot by any other name, is a still a vegetable and kids will still refuse to eat it.” This is a slight twist on Shakespeare’s quote, but something most parents with preschool aged children know. What is the deal with children and vegetables?

Never once have I had to plead
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Teaching Preschoolers 3 Leadership Principles

by Joe Lawrence February 2nd, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
I once heard that the principles of leadership are universal. They cross every cultural line and apply to anyone. I never fully realized that they also have no age boundaries and very easily apply to my preschooler as well.

Recently, I have been getting very deliberate about developing those in my

3 Entertaining Interactive Songs for Preschoolers

by Marnie Bii January 26th, 2016| Entertainment, Preschool
When you do not have toys, games or other diversions available, a cute song can keep preschoolers busy in a pinch. Silly songs with interactive movements capture their attention fast and keep them entertained for several rounds of singing. You can easily memorize the words, melodies and movements to bring
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Don’t Rush Through Your Day

by Joe Lawrence January 19th, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
Time management is one of those things that are a lot easier to say than do. We can plan out an entire day or week; however, it crumbles very early on in the execution phase. Children create this variable that works against the most thought out plan, and all the

7 Tips for Safe Crafting With Preschoolers

by Marnie Bii January 12th, 2016| Preschool, Safety
Preschoolers are just starting to develop the skills they need to complete complex craft projects. They are learning how to cut paper, apply glue, secure with tape and draw to the best of their abilities. The crafting process should always give kids a chance to hone their skills without exposing

3 Perfect Hairstyles for a Child’s First Haircut

by Editorial Team December 27th, 2015| Preschool
Many parents get very excited when planning to take their child for their first haircut and do their best to make their experience as pleasant as possible. The decision to cut a child’s hair usually depends on the preference of the parents, but the majority of them do it
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Soothing Separation Anxiety in Preschoolers

by Marnie Bii December 22nd, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
Although separation anxiety hits in full force at 18 months to 2 years of age, those frustrating feelings commonly resurface as preschoolers get ready to enter school. The newfound independence of attending preschool can make kids feel unsure, out of sorts and anxiety ridden. With a little support, these anxious