Once your child begins walking, he will become more and more independent. Toddlers and preschoolers want to try to do a number of things on their own and parents have a tremendous opportunity to instill good, healthy habits as they teach self-care skills during this stage of development.
Your child will best learn how to care for herself by watching you and her older siblings. Set a good example by taking good care of yourself,... Read More
Preschool education is a hot topic among parents and early childhood educators today. If you are the parent of a preschooler (or younger child) you need to ask yourself why you should care about preschool learning. There are three key reasons why you should not only concern yourself with your child's preschool education but become actively involved in it as well.
First, you must remember that preschool education is the foundation... Read More
If your child is around the age of 3, then you might contemplate whether or not it's time to get him into preschool. There are a lot of variables that go into a child's - and parent's! - readiness for school. If you're a stay-at-home mom who's ready for a few hours to herself, then preschool offers the perfect opportunity, especially if you feel your child needs more intellectual stimulation. Preschool provides socialization and the... Read More
Ready or not, here it comes - the time for kids to leave the nest and board a bus for school. But how do you know if your child is ready? Age is the first consideration to take into account. In most public schools and many private schools, children must be at least 5 years old before entering kindergarten. The cutoff varies by state and region, but it can range from July to January, so it's best to check with your school system well... Read More