||Preschool rules! (At least, according to your preschooler!) Don't give in to tantrums! Don't panic about bedwetting! ParentMap's reporters talk to the best to bring you great advice and info on parenting through toddlerhood.
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Stories Without Words: Exploring Books with Preschoolers
Learning to read was the best thing that ever happened to me. Books were journeys, friends and a feed bag for knowledge. When I became a parent, the thing I most looked forward to was getting to develop a reader. Before my daughter could even sit up I would lie on the floor with her and read to herRead More »
How to Make a Home Eco-Friendly, Green and Safe for Kids
I’m a nester. I rearrange rooms in my spare time, fantasize about buying furniture I won’t be able to afford for at least 30 years (if ever), and spend weekends painting walls and messaging Etsy sellers about accessories. But the more I learn about the products, the more complicated being a nesterRead More »
Back-to-School Cool: Mom-Approved Style Trends for Pre/K Boys
Style PointsOne thing’s for sure: Don’t dress preschool or kindergarten boys in anything they’ll be likely to ruin. They want to run and have fun, not be hindered by their clothes. As boys get into sports and become more active on the playground, loose-cut jeans are necessary for fall and winter. TrRead More »
Asking More of Kids
Editor's note: If you struggle at times to get your kids out for a walk in the woods or other nature outing, yet feel in your bones how important it is for them, you'll appreciate this gem of an essay by author Julie Zickefoose, which we discovered on ParentMap contributor Jennifer Johnson's blog. FRead More »
. Find the best preschool program for your child! Connect with the best preschools and resources all across the Puget Sound! Don't miss this valuable opportunity to meet with preschools in your community to find the right fit for your child. With three locations to choose from, these events pRead More »
Playdates: How to Navigate Scheduling, Sharing and Socializing
One particularly memorable playdate for mom Lexie Tigre turned out great for her 3-year-old daughter, but left her puzzled. Although Tigre’s daughter attended preschool with her young friend and the two of them got along well, it turned out the moms had little in common. In fact, these mothers couldRead More »
The kid's speech: Help for stutterers
The recent Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech shone a bright light on the stutterer’s plight. In the film, King George VI of England suffered from a crippling fear of public speaking because of his pronounced stammer. After intense treatment with an unorthodox therapist, his stuttering greatly imRead More »
New Year's Resolutions for Kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this great list of ideas for age-appropriate New Year's resolutions for kids! Preschoolers I will clean up my toys and put them where they belong. I will brush my teeth twice a day, and wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating. I won’t teRead More »