Archive for 'Preschool'

Your Musical Child

Your Musical Child

What makes children fall in love with music? How does musical ability develop? How can parents select an appropriate instrument for their children? Why do children find practicing so challenging and what can parents do to [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

Does your child repeat words and phrases over and over?  This doesn’t necessarily mean he has a stutter. Learning to speak is a remarkable feat. Even more remarkable is that it’s accomplished within the first few [...]

Why Active Children Do Better in School

Why Active Children Do Better in School

There’s a lot of concern about how sedentary our children’s lives are becoming. So how much exercise do they need in order to be healthy? According to some studies, one out of three American children are [...]

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Telling your children to “never talk to strangers” is only one step in keeping our children safe from sexual predators and child abductors. As children, how many times were we told to “never talk to strangers”? [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Summer Safety for Young Children

Summer Safety for Young Children

Whether camping by a lake or playing at the park, keeping toddlers and preschoolers safe is a matter of vigilance and common sense. Children love to spend time outdoors, and so they should. Outdoor play provides [...]

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

During springtime, flooding, thin ice and rushing waters can lead to tragedy. But there are ways to keep kids safe from spring water runoff and rains. Every year we hear of someone who has drowned in [...]

Signs that Your Child No Longer Needs Naps

Signs that Your Child No Longer Needs Naps

How to tell if your child is ready to give up naptime. Outgrowing Nap-Time By the time babies are three months old, they’ve settled into a more regular sleep pattern, generally sleeping longer periods at night. [...]