Parenting the Preschooler Monthly tips

2016

January 2016

January is National Hobby Month!  Your child may enjoy a number of fun activities or hobbies but trying to do too many can be overwhelming.  Read the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet on “Moderation” to learn why it is important to select just a few.

February 2016

Preschoolers sense the ups and downs of adult relationships.  Stress is a normal part of everyday and every family.  Learn more about how to balance family stress and parenting in the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet on “Family Stress”.

March 14, 2016: Pi Day

Find the basic ingredients to understanding Pi and other math concepts in the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet on “Math Readiness.”

April 23-30, 2016: Money Smart Week

Allowances. Money Lessons. Save & Spend. “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheets can help you build your toddler’s understanding of money.  Money Smart Week

May 15, 2016: International Day of Families

Families make the world go round.  Parent-child and family fact sheets from “Parenting the Preschooler” help make the ride a little smoother.  Day of Families

June 2016

Preschoolers have a lot of energy and need to stay active.  Summer is a great time to add more physical activity to your day.  Read the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet “Play Together” for tips to fitting active play into your daily lives.

July 2016

Independence is in the air this month (and all year long for preschoolers).  Read the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet “Self Control” to help preschoolers control their big emotions as they explore the world.

August 2016

Tasting and exploring summer produce can be a fun adventure for preschoolers!  Check out the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet “Cooking Together” to read all the benefits kids gain from cooking with you.

1st Monday in October, 2016: Child Health Day

Happy Child Health Day!  Game playing =  smarter children.  Check out the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheets under Healthy Minds and Bodies to find out how to support children’s mental, physical and emotional health.

November 21, 2016: International Games Day

Peek-a-boo. Hide and seek.  Game playing = smarter children.  Check out the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet on “Playing Together” for 6 more reasons children benefit from playing games.

December 2016

Snow is falling, temps are dropping, and children are inside the house.  Read the “Parenting the Preschooler” fact sheet on “Screen Time” to find out how much screen time is recommended for toddlers.

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