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Little Larks - Need More Shut-Eye? Here's How to Entertain Your Early-Bird!

Many families struggle to rouse sleepy children in the morning, but what if you have the opposite problem? If your preschooler is wide awake and chirpy with the dawn, you need rest and solutions to keep your early riser from waking the household. Adjusting your child’s bedtime is an obvious first step, but if that is not an option, or does not have the desired results, there is still hope.

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Moving from Crib to Bed

When your child moves from crib to bed, it’s a milestone in his life as well as yours. There is no precise time for making this move, though typically it’s between the first and third birthday. The key to success is to be patient and allow your child time to adjust to the change. Why move a child from crib to bed?

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What Kids Really Learn in Preschool

It may look like they're just playing, but pint-sized pupils are developing skills that will last a lifetime. Playing dress up, finger painting, pushing trains around a track - preschool certainly looks like a lot of fun, but you may be wondering, Will my child really learn anything? And in today’s tough economic climate, is it worth the expense? Most definitely, say early-childhood experts, who insist that play is the ideal way for three and four year olds to develop essential academic and social skills. Here are some of the important lessons young children will absorb under the guise of play.

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Prepped for Potty Time

When it’s time to potty train, many parents learn the hard way that it’s not nearly as cute as when their toddler takes a step, not as endearing as the first time they hear “mama” and nowhere near as adorable as the first wave. It can be messy, exhausting and downright hard to keep your cool when it’s time to start the potty training process.

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