Karen loves picking up her daughter, Lupa, from preschool. Lupa greets her with a big hug and shows her mom the art she made at school. But when they get home, Lupa goes into meltdown mode, becoming irritable and easily frustrated by everyday things that on a non-school day wouldn’t upset her. Lupa’s mom wonders […]
When my daughter started preschool, we prepared for the transition. We visited the open house and played games at home with toys who we pretended were going to school for the first time. I took the morning of her first day off so that I could stay if needed. When we arrived, my daughter sat […]
As parents, many of us strive to provide our children with well-rounded experiences that, hopefully, aid them in their learning and understanding of the world. Following the STEAM model of education is a practical way of giving your preschooler (and older children) opportunities to learn a variety of skills across multiple platforms of education. These […]
Spring Into STEAM As your child gets to be preschool and kindergarten age, you might hear a lot of talk about the importance of STEAM, or its earlier version STEM. STEAM is an acronym for: Science Technology Engineering Art Math STEAM (and STEM) is a way for educators and parents to help children combine different […]
Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks It’s likely that it took your child a few weeks—maybe months—to make the adjustment from part-time preschool to elementary school. Can’t blame them—it’s a big leap! Class size is double the number of students, the school is bigger, new teacher and rules to follow, more formal instruction, […]
Just like teaching children their letters and numbers, children can be taught to play with friends, express emotions in safe ways, understand emotions in others and solve problems.
Meet with local preschool providers at Parenting Now!’s Preschool Fair on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parenting Now! building. Some parents are matter-of-fact about sending their child to preschool. They may have older children who have gone to preschool or friends and neighbors who have placed their children in preschool […]
As school settles in for the fall season, many kindergarteners and elementary school children are heading home with homework packets in their backpacks. Homework needn’t be a time of stress or pressure. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time together and learn about the world again through your child’s eyes.
Gearing up for preschool can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. But even with all that excitement, starting preschool can be tough for toddlers who struggle with separation challenges. The good news is there are a number of strategies you can try to help take the edge off of this big transition.
New school years can also bring about new challenges. There’s often no one reason why a child may be struggling, but you can work with the teacher to come up with strategies to support your child’s learning.