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Language Development: 3-4 years

Language Development: 3-4 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Now that your child’s a preschooler, you can expect longer, more complex conversations about all sorts of things. His vocabulary will continue to grow, and he might show that he understands the basic rules of grammar. You can also look forward to some entertaining stories!
Language Development: 4-5 years

Language Development: 4-5 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Now that your child’s a preschooler, you can expect longer, more complex conversations about all sorts of things. His vocabulary will continue to grow, and he might show that he understands the basic rules of grammar and you can look forward to some entertaining stories.
Learning to Share

Learning to Share

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sharing is an important life skill. It’s something toddlers and children need to learn in order to make friends and play cooperatively.
Preschoolers at Play

Preschoolers at Play

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Preschoolers love to play. They love to play with parents, other children and on their own, and with toys or other objects. Play helps preschoolers learn about social relations and teaches them about sharing and taking turns.
Why Play is Important

Why Play is Important

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Play is more than just fun for kids. It’s how they learn, and how they work out who they are and where they fit in the world.

Dental Care for Preschoolers

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your child’s general health. You can get your child off to a great start by cleaning her teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Healthy Drinks for Children

Healthy Drinks for Children

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Water and milk are the best drinks for children. Healthy drinks for kids do not include sugary drinks such as pop, fruit drinks, vitamin enhanced waters, flavoured waters, energy drinks and sports drinks.
Making Family Meals Enjoyable

Making Family Meals Enjoyable

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

With busy schedules, it can be challenging to get the whole family to sit down together around a delicious meal. But a regular family mealtime is worth the effort.
Crying

Crying

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

It’s OK to cry sometimes. For both children and grown-ups crying can be a healthy way to deal with loss, pain or sadness. When your child expresses these feelings, try to listen, comfort and reassure him that his feelings are OK.
Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Tantrums are extremely common in toddlers and preschoolers. They’re how young children deal with difficult feelings. It helps to avoid situations that trigger your child’s tantrums, and to have a plan for managing them. Hang in there – tantrums tend to tail off after children turn four.

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