As you embark on to your next phase of parent hood, you will continue to come across new challenges and explorations as time passes by. Your little one has surpassed toddler hood, and is ready to move on to their next level of age group which is preschool.
You will continue to learn more about your little one, and will continue to learn more about yourself as a parent. As time rolled by, parent hood has gotten more exciting. Parenting tips on preschoolers will give you some insight and information needed for your little to continue on to their journey in life.
Preschool hood ranges from the ages of 3-5 years of age, and during these times preschoolers have lots to learn. There are new milestones or developmental milestones your little one will come across and for you to see as well.
Your little one will start to show affection, name colors and objects, and even start to hop on one foot. They will continue to want to explore more about other children and families, and even gain more independence and confidence in what they do.
Preschool hood is all about asking questions, gaining more information, learning about one’s personality, and coordinating ways to think and move throughout the day.
As your child becomes older, they are going to want to be involved and do more. So try to get them involved in the little things that is part of their life and yours as well. Here’s what you can do.
- Allow your child to make simple choices for themselves: Ask your child when they would want to eat, what they want to play, or what they would like to dress when you go out.
- Help your child to calm down when upset: Help your child solve the little issues in simple steps that caused for them to become upset.
- Become more language efficient: When speaking to your child, try to speak in simple sentences, and try to use bigger words that they can still understand. Correct your child with the appropriate word or phrase when spoken incorrectly.
- Be consistent with discipline: Try to be persistent and consistent in disciplining your child. Explain to your child what needs to be done every time, and correct the behavior if not performed accordingly.
- Encourage play with other children: Encourage and explain to your child that it is ok to play with other children. This will show and allow for your child to learn the value of friendship.
- Let your child help with simple chores: Allow for your child to perform simple chores such as cleaning their room, or putting their toys away.
- Read to your child: Read to your child from time to time when you have a moment. Allow for your child to pick a book from your local library.
Your child will want to play and be more active. Here are several things you can do as a parent to keep your child safe and protected.
- Keep your child in a rear-faced car seat: Keep your child in a rear-facing car seat until they either outgrow the car seat, or your child has reached the car seat’s manufactured capacity. Then you can switch to a booster seat.
- Staying safe around strangers: Teach your child how to be safe around strangers.
- Teach your child how to swim: Buy a kiddie pool, and encourage your child to be comfortable with water, but always supervise them at all times.
- Check outdoor playground equipment: Take a clear sweep of a playground, and be sure there is nothing loose or sharp that might harm your child before they start to play.
- Keep your child safe when riding tricycle: Make sure your child has a helmet on, and strolls down the sidewalk when riding their tricycle.
- Teach your child to stay away from all street traffic: Teach and tell your child why it is important to always stay clear from streets. Tell your child not to run after a loose ball.
Continue to keep your child healthy as they also need to be kept track of. Here are a few things you can do to keep your child healthy during this time frame.
- Be sure they get enough sleep: Make sure your little one gets the recommended amount of sleep within a 24 hr period which is 10-13 hrs that includes naps.
- Provide appropriate toys and equipment: But appropriate toys and equipment for your child that will help with development, but let your child see what he wants to play with when toys and equipment are around.
- Set limits to screen time: Keep television and other screen sets out of your child’s bedroom, and set limits for when your child can watch or even play during the day. The recommended amount of screen time for this age group is 1 hr per day.
- Eat with your child: Try to eat healthy meals and snacks with your child throughout the day to help them encourage for better food options.
You can do it
Parenting tips on preschoolers has showed you what needs to be kept in mind when you’re caring for your little one. Get them to be more involved in daily activities, set some limits, and be confident in taking for them.
You have gained lots of experience throughout their toddler years, and you can carry some of that parenting on to the next level.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this, and please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.