Summertime is upon us and we’re all scrambling to find fun, safe, and educational activities to keep our preschoolers busy. It can be difficult to find a healthy balance between activities that are fun but also provide some sort of educational value while they’re home for the summer. The good news is, there are plenty…

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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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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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As states are beginning to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are certainly mixed emotions about returning to normal life. Many are ready to see our economy recover from the pandemic, but there are still apprehensions about the effect it will have on our health.  That’s why it is more important than…

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The current Stay-At-Home order due to COVID-19 has meant a major adjustment for most families. Schools are closed and many parents are now working from home. Working from home is already a challenge, let alone trying to do it while also caring for your rambunctious preschooler! Especially when you are also trying to homeschool older…

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