At long last, we are just a few days away from Spring Break! Whether traveling on vacation or staying home right here in Fairfield, it’s important that our preschoolers remain in their “normal” routines as much as possible. Dr. Mollie Greves Grow, a Seattle Children’s Hospital pediatrician, says: “Structured routines, even during busy times like
With Halloween a few short days away, here are some helpful tips and tricks to keep our Presby Kids safe and have fun! - Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Carry along flashlights or glow sticks so that you are easily visible. - Trick or treat in larger groups and stay on well-lit streets.
With spooky season around the corner, our Presby Kids are sure to be excited about all the treats coming their way. But how can we, as parents, keep added sugar out of their diets? A highly rated book on this topic is Sugarproof, The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk by Dr. Michael
Have your New Year's Resolutions fallen by the wayside? Mine have!! The one thing that never give up on is my attempts to be a better parent to my precious (and sometimes not so precious) children. I have used the tips in this article personally and they work. Try them for yourselves and let me
FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS|JANUARY 01 2007 The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd; and the Committee on Communications; and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS|JANUARY 01 2007 THE BENEFITS OF PLAY
If you’re like most parents, getting your kids to eat more vegetables is a priority. However, instilling a love of veggies in children can be a challenge. Here’s an excellent post full of tips and ideas from registered dietician and author Liz Weiss who hosts a podcast and blog dedicated to healthy and nutritious meals.
Although 2020 has been a challenging year, it has also been wonderful year for reading! We’re pleased to share that PARENTS Magazine recently released their 12th annual list of Best Children’s Books. This year, 30 books were selected from a list of 250 titles nominated by a panel of editors, librarians, teachers and literacy experts.
Handwashing is an important skill taught in nursery school. Please see the article below for fun and creative ways to reinforce this positive habit at home. https://www.makingmotherhoodmatter.com/hand-washing-for-kids/
We might be learning about hibernation, but that doesn't mean Presby Kids are going to hibernate! Outdoor play is essential in all seasons. Take a look at the attached article for some info on the benefits of cold weather outdoor play. See you on the playground! https://www.med.upenn.edu/antibiotics/newsletters/2017_5.1_January.pdf