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Talking to your preschooler: The top-three mistakes parents make

Avoid these conversational pitfalls to improve communication with your child.

What worked: Creative learning tips for preschool through first grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

10 good reasons your child should attend preschool

"But my child is so small!" Yes, they're still wee tykes, but a high-quality preschool is designed to set up young scholars up for future academic, emotional, and social success.

How Can I Help My Preschooler Be More Social?

My 3.5-year-old daughter is talkative, energetic, imaginative and inquisitive at home. However, when she is at preschool, a neighbor's house, a dance class, etc., she is quiet and withdrawn. She prefers to sit and watch or withdraws completely from other people. What can I...

How Can I Help My Preschooler Be More Attentive?

My 4-year-old daughter recently started preschool. This is her first time in school. Her teacher says she has problems listening and following directions. I don't notice these behaviors at home. How can I help her be more attentive in school?

My Preschooler Won't Speak to Her Teacher

My preschooler is very chatty at home. She retells stories but won't respond to her teacher at school. What can I do to help her?

My Preschooler Can't Control His Anger

My 5-year-old has impulse issues. He gets mad and lashes out then feels bad and true remorse after it is all said and done. I have talked to him and told him to try counting before making choices and he has not been able...

How can I help my preschooler make friends?

For the past two weeks, my 4-year-old has come home from preschool every day saying that nobody will play with her. My daughter is a sweet girl but can be very sensitive, demanding, and whiny. I have not seen many interactions with her classmates...

Why social skills are key to learning

Before they can learn academics, kids need to know how to behave in a group.

Telling Tales

How you can help at home: This activity will prepare your young child for learning social studies by building an understanding of family and generations.

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