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Bedtime Rituals for Preschoolers

by T Akery July 22nd, 2014 | Behavior, Little Ones, Preschool
young-57480_640The act of getting a Preschooler to bed is a difficult one. Often, they are over-excited by the day's events and, to top it off, have had a nap. But it is important to establish rituals that signal that it is time to calm down and get ready for bedtime. This bedtime routine will help your Preschooler understand that it is time for bed so that they can get all the rest they need for a full day of Preschool tomorrow.

When building up a ritual it is important to define what activities will get your Preschooler in the mood
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Airport Safety for Elementary Kids: Get Them Ready

by Ronald A. Rowe July 9th, 2014 | Big Kids, Elementary, Safety
file0002043664574Air travel brings us to exciting destinations for summer vacation.  While the destination may be pure joy for your family, the actual day of travel can be stressful, scary, and downright dangerous, especially if you are traveling through unfamiliar territory with young children.  Here are a few tips to help keep your kids safe and yourself sane on the way to grandma and grandpa’s house, or wherever your summer travel may take you.

Bring Gum – The change in air pressure on takeoff and landing can be irritating to adults.  It can be downright torturous to young children.  The action of
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Toddlers Learn With Their Fingers and Toes

by Tania Cowling June 30th, 2014 | Development, Infants/Toddlers, Little Ones
two handsToddlers are still learning about their world and one way to promote their joy of learning is through movement. They never sit still and they look at their fingers and toes as wonderful tools. Think about all the ways you can promote learning. There are activities that use repetition, movement, and rhythm to help toddlers express feelings, celebrate new accomplishments, and ways to work out their wiggles with gusto and boundless enthusiasm. Here are a few ideas to try.

Ways to Use Hands and Fingers

Ask your child to hold up his/her hands and look at them very carefully. Count the
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Handling Aggressive Preschool Behavior

by T Akery June 24th, 2014 | Behavior, Little Ones, Preschool
children-185981_1280Aggressive behavior from a Preschooler is often the result of bad impulse control. The Preschooler typically gets mad and then lashes out in an inappropriate way. Sometimes, this behavior results in hitting or biting another child. Smaller siblings are often the target because that is who the Preschooler is around the most. But other classmates can be a target of their rage. Fortunately, this behavior can be corrected pretty early on.

One of the things you can do as a parent to help with this aggressive behavior is to look at your own impulse control when you are mad. If
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How to Transition Successfully

by Margot F. April 30th, 2014 | Big Kids, Elementary, School
children-306607_640The transition from elementary school to middle or high school is exciting and an important step in a child’s education. How can a parent help the child make this move successfully?

The grade a child leaves elementary school depends on the area you live in. For some, the elementary school is from Kindergarten to Grade 7 and then to high school for Grade 8. For others, after Grade 5 or 6, a couple of years are spent in middle school before moving to high school. The transition from elementary to middle school is easier but still significant. A child in
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Turning Destructive Preschool Behavior Around

by T Akery April 29th, 2014 | Behavior, Little Ones, Preschool
child-286328_640Sometimes, Preschoolers like to enter a destructive mode. Even though they can be sweet kids at times, there is still that part of them that is testing boundaries. Getting them into a more constructive mode takes a little bit of work on your part. So, here are some things you can do to help your Preschooler move away from their need to destroy things.

One of the things you can do to help is to recognize what things are the subject of your Preschooler's rampages. These things should be removed directly out of your Preschooler's range. Even though they may
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Patience, My Dear

by Lori Sciame April 9th, 2014 | Behavior, Big Kids, Elementary
waitingOver the past 100 years, expectations of a child have changed dramatically.  Long ago, children needed to entertain themselves for hours at time with simple items, such as jacks or a jump rope.  Now they demand to be entertained with TV, computers, and hand held games.  In addition, children in the "old days" tended to be seen, but not heard, in places such as church and at grandma's house.

In essence, parents (and society) used to teach children how to be patient, whereas youngsters today tend to lack this important skill.  I'm not advocating for forced compliance, but I do
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Body Awareness Activities for Toddlers

by Tania Cowling April 7th, 2014 | Development, Infants/Toddlers, Little Ones
play with momBody awareness is new and fascinating to toddlers as they discover their world beyond home and family. As parents, we can give our children a head start on learning about our world when we help them learn more about themselves, their body and how it occupies space. It’s not hard to find activities that help them learn this concept. Why not try a few of these fun playtime activities during your day? Remember to start with movements your child already knows, introducing new skills one at a time.

Get Moving Together

A child’s space is her space to be, to grow,
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