parenting

Parenting Pearls

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~ our family flying in a rocket ship past a rainbow

My girls are in pre-kindergarten and this past week we had our first parent-teacher conference. Lucky for us the girls are doing well and are on track for starting kindergarten in the fall… yay! Their teacher is a veteran preschool teacher with decades of experience, so we asked her for advice/tips on what we could do as parents to help our girls at home. She shared several tips with us that she encourages all parents to consider, and I thought I would share them here on the blog for those of you who also have little ones in your life:

1. Let your kids take baths as opposed to showers. Warm baths with extra time for water play is relaxing and gives kids a much needed chance to unwind.

2. Let your kids see you reading regularly, and if appropriate, share what you are reading with them. It’s important for kids to view reading not as work, but as something enjoyable and fun for people of all ages.

3. Encourage kids to help with cleaning up/chores by telling them that if everyone helps, there will be extra time to play a game or read a story. Kids value time spent with parents more than anything.

4. Limit screen time, and be aware of what your kids are watching and/or what video games they are playing.

Happy monday! 🙂