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  • Naptime for a Very Tired Little Girl

    Napping Linked to Reduced Sleep Quality After Age 2

    Although many young children continue to take at least one nap daily as older toddlers and preschoolers, new research published in Archives of Disease in Childhood suggests that daytime napping results in poorer sleep quality in young children after age 2. Sleep recommendations for young children include allowing toddlers to take a nap during the […] More

  • Picky Eater at Dinner

    New Study Describes Behaviors and Preferences of Picky Eaters

    The picky eater makes many parents dread mealtimes. Although no scientific definition of picky eating exists, a new study from the University of Illinois published in the Journal of Sensory Studies defines four categories of picky eating through definable preferences and mealtime behaviors and demonstrates that parents define and experience picky eating differently. Explains Sharon […] More

  • Preschoolers and Depression

    Depression Can Start by Preschool Age

    A new report published in the American Journal of Psychiatry has found that depression in children can start by preschool age. According to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, preschoolers who are depressed are two and a half times more likely to continue to experience symptoms in elementary and middle school. The study included […] More

  • Childhood Obesity Rates Declining

    Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Have Fallen in Many States

    Obesity rates among preschoolers have begun to fall in many states. The decline marks the first time rates have fallen in decades, according to the¬†head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC says it has recorded “small but significant declines” in¬†obesity among low-income preschoolers in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin […] More

  • Green Collage

    Three Fun Activities for Preschoolers for the Color Green

    Preschoolers love all things colorful. The color green is a secondary color formed by mixing the primary colors blue and yellow. Green is the color of many things in the world including plants, food, clothing, and money. Green is also my infant daughter’s favorite color. Doing the following preschool activities with green as the central […] More