Preschool (3-5 years)

Car Snacks: A Survival Guide

Car look like this? You're not alone. Photo © Raymond Forbes LLC/Stocksy United

By Anna Sachse Once upon a time, you swore you’d never feed your kids in the car. You were not going to be that person with raspberries smashed into the upholstery, milk crusting up your console, and granola ground into your floor mats. That was before you had to run a dozen weekend errands with

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Mini Master Class: Potato-Stamp Art Inspired by Japanese Woodblock Prints

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This month, KinderCare Pre-Kers are studying Utagawa Hiroshige’s 19th-century woodblock print The Sea at Satta in Suruga Province—and then using potato stamps to create their own beautiful prints. Hiroshige’s woodblock print masterpiece captures the beauty and power of the ocean and is an incredible example of what we can create when we work together, his

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The Destroyer: 8 Positive Strategies to Channel Big Feelings in a Better Way

"That's your sister's special picture!" Got a ripper? Teach him a better way to express his feelings.

Has this ever happened to you? You tell your sweet, reasonably well-behaved kiddo that it’s bedtime—but instead of taking your hand and heading up the stairs, he responds by tossing his little chair across the room. Boom! He’s been transformed into a stomping, swiping, throwing little destruct-asaur right before your eyes. The impulse to break,

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Pretend Gun Play: Why Do Some Little Boys Love it? And What Should You Do About It?

Why do some little boys have such a fascination with gun play? Photo by © Julia Pivovarova

There he is—your sweet little guy is suddenly leaping off the couch, holding a stick and shouting, “Bang, bang, bang-bang-BANG!” From playing cops and robbers to making Lego® guns and drawing pictures of battles, a fascination with weapon play is normal for many boys—and some girls, too. But it can also be really distressing for

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Hey, Check This Out! 7 Tips for Exploring the Library with Little People

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Some kids LOVE the library. Stacks of books, cozy nooks, infinite possibilities and stories to explore…their imaginations seem to light up. Other children feel a little stifled in an atmosphere that requires quiet… You, too, may be full of questions about how to introduce children to books and the library. Where should you start exactly?

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