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Exploring Fine Arts with Preschoolers

When you think of art and preschoolers do you think of crafts and splashes of paint at an easel? Many people do and that is just fine, but you can expose your child to so much more. Preschoolers are the perfect age to go to an art museum. They often see  more in a painting than adults! Preschoolers are drawn to color, movement, and mystery.

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The New Baby

Adding a new member to the family is an exciting and exhausting time for everyone. Strong emotions will surface during this time of growth for a family. Today we focus on how to help your preschooler make the adjustment in as positive a way as possible, knowing that there will be difficult days for everyone but there is nothing like bonding with a sibling.

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Lying - It's Complicated

Parents of 3 to 5 year olds often get concerned when their child lies. One more fun fact for preschool parents is that this is the age when children start this important mental development. Lying is truly a growth milestone so don't fear lying, just be aware that its happening and it is an important development.

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Fears...It's the Little Things

Everyone has fears big and little. As adults we wisely shield children from adult worries, but sometimes we don't recognize a child's worries. Often it's the little things.

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Winter Nature Walk

If you are lucky enough to live where you get snow in the winter, you know the joy children feel when they get to play, sled, build a  snowman, and throw snowballs. There is also nothing like a Winter Nature Walk even if it's just at the local park or in your own back yard.

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Yuletide

The Preschool Parent Blog will be on break for the holiday season. Best wishes to all and see you in 2019!

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What Do You Like About Your Child?

As we get close to Thanksgiving we often think about how grateful we are for the people in our lives. As a preschool parent there can be times when you love your child, but you don't like your child. Today we focus on those difficult times.

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My Two Favorite Things for Nature Walks

It's been a busy couple weeks with book fairs and presentations. As promised to those who attended I am sharing links to my two favorite things to have on hand when you are out in nature with children.

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What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel?

What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong...
And nothing you do seems very right?
Yes, that’s from Mr. Rogers and today we’re talking about some of those big feelings at the Preschool Parent Blog.  


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Parental Expectations

Today's post is a reminder to set reasonable expectations for yourself. Parenting a preschooler is an important and constant job. It's a wonderful, sometimes nerve racking, and often an exhausting job.

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