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Make Reading an Adventure for Your Preschooler!

Reading with preschoolers, or to them, is critical to this development, and will help to make them lifelong learners. And, even though your little one likes to hear the same story over and over again, they continue to be delighted and learn not only language but lessons about life. If you can make reading an adventure, the more you will capture your preschooler’s attention!

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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

Crafts are fun for preschoolers, but they’re also an important teaching tool. It takes fine motor control and helps children practice using both hands at the same time. Plus, crafts give children a chance to be creative and to practice flexibility when things don’t go their way. These five Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers don’t require a lot of supplies and are perfect for small hands to do (almost) by themselves.

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3 Important Life Skills That Your Preschooler Can Learn From Play and Games

You are your child’s very first teacher and are therefore challenged with teaching more than just the basics like how to ride a bike and tie a shoe. You also face the task of teaching the life skills that will enable your child to be a productive and skilled adult. Luckily, there are many ways to teach your preschooler these life skills with toys and games. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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5 Behaviors Your Child Should See You Display Every Day

Preschool-age children are sponges. Whatever they see their parents do at home becomes their norm. That’s an immense responsibility for a parent, but it’s also a great opportunity to demonstrate the positive behaviors your child should see every day. Five of the most important behaviors your child should see you model include exercise, reading, giving back, spending time being productive, and empathy.

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Simple Tips to Teach Time Management Skills to Young Children

One of the most important skills that successful students have is knowing how to manage their time. By learning how to teach time management skills to young children, you not only help keep your own sanity but you also help your children to better their chances of success in school and later on in life.

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How to Teach your Child Proper Hygiene and Healthy Habits

Proper hygiene helps build a child’s self-confidence and teaching those good habits begins at home. Your child’s school can also help continue to teach your child proper hygiene throughout the day. Here are some tips for home and how schools can help reinforce those ideas.

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Make Sure your School Focuses on Health and Safety

Of course, you want your child’s school to offer quality learning, a strong curriculum, and top-notch faculty. But if you’re looking for the right school for your child and wondering what else you should expect from a quality facility, here are a few less-obvious things to look for to ensure your school focuses on health and safety for the children.

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How to Improve your Child’s Communication and Literacy Skills

Not only will strong communication and literacy skills help build a solid foundation for future learning success, but improving your child’s communication early will also help to build his confidence, cause him to have more successful relationships as he gets older, and be able to efficiently and effectively share ideas.

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