I work in education. I was a former teacher. I was ready to be a school “mum”, or so I thought! When my son started kindergarten, I was overwhelmed by the amount of “homework” it took to be a parent of a kid in school. School letters home on Tuesday, class newsletters on Friday, check… Read more »
Great ways for sensory-sensitive kids to enjoy the sights, sounds and feels of Halloween.
The fall preschool series, Adventures Under Glass at the Krohn Conservatory, consists of three parts to fit their natural theme, “Colors in Nature,” every Monday: September 10, 17 and 24. The themes are, A Green World Around Me, Brown All Around and Glorious Red. All of the little ones, 3-and-a-half – 5 years, could wear… Read more »
Voted the “Best Art Class,” by our readers, The Carnegie’s ArtShop Artist Series’ workshops are a perfect fall-themed activity for all ages. Preschoolers love the Preschool Art Class where they enjoy their favorite autumn-themed children’s books as they act out characters, dance, make up songs and create works of art taught by artists Jackie Smith… Read more »
As caregivers, we have concerns on how damaging some headphones can be to our children’s tiny ear drums. Is it too loud? Can it affect their hearing later on? Safe Kids Safe-Listening Earphones by Etymotic Research created a solution to ease our minds by creating an earphone that seals the ear canal, blocking out external… Read more »
Get ready for a special story time by local author and illustrator Loren Long. He is premiering his newest children’s book, “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake,” September 23 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore (3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209). Children will love… Read more »
A typical preschool day for Katelynn includes circle time with her classmates, songs, stories, and games in the “Muscle Room” (aka, gym). “It’s not super structured,” says mom Casey. “It’s more play-based.” All those fun activities have a purpose, however. A game played with dice, for example, is actually designed to introduce young… Read more »
Age(s): 2 – 3 Years
Think your preschooler is just having fun with glitter and glue? Think again! A good preschool offers a carefully planned program, where every activity is aimed at developing your tot’s fullest potential.
Learning how play — rather than sitting at a table for long periods of time under the watch of lecturing teachers — is actually beneficial to children.
Picking up my 2-year-old from her Parents’ Day Out last spring, I was shocked when her caregiver asked if she’d be entering their preschool program in the fall, just after her third birthday. How did this happen so soon? Could I possibly have a child ready for school? Suddenly, it seemed my husband and I… Read more »