Tag: preschoolers

13 Alexa Skills My Preschooler Loves

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Recently, I did something I never thought I’d do as a parent: I put an Alexa device in my child’s room.  Although I blame the...

Hey Kids, Please Just Act Your Age

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My son recently turned 2. And he’s so good at it.  My husband came home from work one evening and pointed at the newly installed...

Free-Range Walking in the City (Safely!)

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As my oldest son has demonstrated trustworthiness, we are building the skills he needs to gain further independence. He no longer has to hold my hand to cross streets, because I know he'll stay close and not run recklessly. Now when we come to an intersection, I ask him, ‘Are we safe to cross?’ He gets to make the decision — but I have to sign off before we move forward. Before I trust him to do it independently, I am teaching him the skills he needs to do it safely.

Being a 3-Year-Old is Hard, Y’all

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I am exhausted. At the end of the day, though, I’m still your baby. I still need your snuggles and your love. It will get easier for both of us, I promise. And in the meantime, look at my sweet little 3-year-old face. You really haven’t seen anything more adorable than your sleeping toddler, have you?

The Best Pieces of Parenting Advice My Dad Never Gave Me

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My dad has a gift of connecting with babies. He really is the baby whisperer. When I had my first baby four years ago,...

Hello New Preschool Mom! It’s Time to Stock Up on Hand...

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Congratulations — your baby just started preschool! You're probably a mix of emotions right now. You're sad to see summer go but excited to get...

8 Ways To Enhance Your Story Time

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Reading to our children is one of the most natural inclinations for most parents. Stories have been passed down throughout humanity first through oral...