Preschoolers learn about colors, play and differences
Three-year-old Harper Matsumoto found a good friend in her new preschool. She discovered that she and her friend both liked the color pink, they both liked to swing and they both liked baby dolls. Their differences, such as the fact that her new friend was disabled and couldn’t walk or talk, didn’tRead More »
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When good parents snap
It happens, even to the best of us: A child pushes the wrong button at exactly the wrong time, and … we snap! Usually, snaps take the form of a sharp tone, a raised voice or even a rougher-than-usual grab. These moments can be terrifying — for children and parents alike — leaving a harried and regreRead More »
The perils of a ‘fixed mindset’
Two words to focus on this fall if you are looking to jump-start your child’s learning: “struggle” and “challenge.” What about words like “smart” or “talented”? They can actually be harmful to your child, according to Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford researcher who recently brought her messagRead More »
Seattle School List 2010
The following schools and programs joined us on October 5, 2010 at Bell Harbor Conference Center. EASTSIDE SEATTLE BellevueForest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (5th - 12th grade)St. Thomas School (Preschool - 6th grade)Issaquah/Sammamish Eastside Catholic (6th - 12th grade)OpeRead More »
Is getting sick good for your preschooler?
No parents send their children to day care or preschool just so they can come home with a runny nose, scratchy throat and a fever. But it happens, and in most cases, it's not a bad thing. In the same way preschoolers must learn to play with others, recognize numbers and recite the alphabet, their iRead More »
Can preschoolers be bullies?
Bullying is in the news more and more these days. Bullying-related tragedies — like one suicide last month in Massachusetts — have parents and educators on high alert. States are putting tough anti-bullying policies in place; online, there is a multitude of resources for parents who worry that theirRead More »
Go outside: Cool stuff to entice your kid to get out of the house
We've found some great toys and ideas to help your family have fun outside all summer long. Many of our picks come from our outdoor-play gurus: Sarah Furstenberg, mother and owner of Clover Toys, and Jude LaRene, father and owner of Izilla Toys, both in Seattle. Toddlers to kindergarten For kids oRead More »