Empathy is at the top of the list of qualities we want our children to have. But it’s also one of the hardest qualities to teach, especially for preschoolers. Preschool-aged children are notorious for being self-focused. On top of that, they also have difficulty regulating their emotions which makes empathic behavior difficult. That doesn’t mean…

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Emotional regulation and self-regulation are terms that have somewhat become buzz words recently. They are terms that have certainly popped up quite a bit when it comes to parenting and teaching preschoolers. But what does “emotional self-regulation” mean? How do you encourage your preschooler to self-regulate and why is it important? These are the questions…

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A child’s first word is usually “dada” then “mama”, and then “mine” follows closely behind. Sharing doesn’t come naturally to children and seems to only get harder during the preschool years. For many children, preschool is the first social setting that they’re truly immersed in, which can be a tough transition in terms of sharing.…

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Happy New Year! Do you think we have ever been so excited for the start of a New Year? I don’t think so! 2020 was a difficult year for most, but it definitely helped us to reprioritize. We all learned lessons that we can carry into the new year, especially in terms of new year…

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December is arguably the best month of the year. The countdown to Christmas is on. Christmas carols are playing in every store and kids are making their Christmas lists. But the best part of the holidays is the time spent with family friends. There are so many fun events to attend and traditions to uphold…

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preschool, preschooler, child development

November is the month of gratitude. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to pause and reflect on everything we are thankful for. And it’s also time to gather together and share that gratitude (and good food) with our loved ones.  But the concept of gratitude is tough for toddlers to grasp…

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Fall is such a magical time of year, isn’t it? The weather gets a little cooler, everything is pumpkin-flavored (or scented), and it also signals the start of the holiday season. After the year we’ve all had, we could use some holiday cheer! That’s why this month we want to focus on fun, fall activities…

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Three simple questions to help you engage your child in conversation and  learn more about their experience at preschool.  Let’s be honest, preschoolers are not always easy to talk to. Let alone carry on a conversation with! They don’t have well-developed verbal skills yet and they get easily distracted. Or they talk endlessly about a…

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Preschool-aged children thrive on routine and structure. Which may sound counterintuitive because they also tend to be full of energy and full of varying emotions. But it’s true! They won’t be able to express it verbally, but preschoolers thrive when their life involves consistent rhythm and routine.  We are not saying that routine needs to…

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