The amount of decisions a preschooler demands to make can be trying for even the most patient parent. But when that same toddler can’t seem to actually make a decision, it can be infuriating. Lots of parents may wonder if their child’s indecisiveness is chronic — will they EVER pick something and/or stick with it?
The same goes for kids. The emotions they feel are raw and wild. Without some kind of direction, they can easily get lost in them. Here is some guidance on how to help your child navigate three “scarier” emotions: anger, fear, and sadness.
It’s no secret that imaginative play is great for kids. But if you’ve been the parent of a toddler or preschooler longer than five minutes, you’ve probably noticed that you can run out of fun imaginative games to play with them pretty quickly.
If it’s going to be something every parent has to teach their child, there’s no sense in kicking the can down the road. Let’s roll up our sleeves and talk about what we can do to teach our kids how to share.
For preschoolers and kindergarteners, some of the most important heroes they’ll ever meet live in their own communities. They’re called Community Helpers, and they just might inspire your child to be a better person and citizen. As a parent, make sure to point out Community Helpers when you and your children come in contact with them.
Our Creatively Shine Curriculum™ theme this month is “Community Helpers”. Community Helper activities help encourage children to think about and appreciate all of the people in their community who work to keep them safe, healthy, well-fed and educated.