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10 Fun New Year’s Resolutions for Preschool Children (2019)

 


New Year’s Resolutions are an interesting way to start the year afresh. 2018 has been another busy year at our Kids Konnect preschools in
Oakland, Pacifica and San Mateo - we’ve even celebrated our 10th year. But how can your child get 2019 off to the best start?

Setting goals is an important part of your preschool child’s early development. Making commitments teaches children how to be responsible and creating resolutions together can be a great way to start good habits from a young age.

Try sitting down with your child and talking to them about how New Year can be an exciting time for growth and change. Letting your child come up with their own ideas is an opportunity for family bonding in a fun and exciting way.

Encourage your preschooler to set some resolutions and then evaluate the options to come up with the most specific and achievable choices. Remember to keep things positive too – challenges that start with “I am going to…” are much more positive than saying “I am going to stop…”

So, would you like some ideas to get started? Discover our pick of 10 fun New Year’s resolutions that are perfect for preschool children in 2019 below.


 

5 Ways to Teach Your Preschooler About Friendship

We all know how important it is to be surrounded by good people as we grow up. Having caring, supportive and encouraging friends going through childhood and beyond makes a huge difference to our development, and as parents, we do all we can to encourage this. While it’s not a great idea to pick your child's friends for them, it is possible to teach them all you can about being a good friend themselves, which in turn will attract the sort of friends they want to have around them.

Why is preschool important?

Not sure of the benefits of preschool? Maybe this blog post can help!

Early childhood is an important phase of life in every child’s emotional, social and intellectual development. As from birth to the age of six, the growth of physical and mental capacity advances at a fast rate. This is a time when your child needs quality learning sessions and great personal care.

Research has shown that children who enrolled in preschool were well behaved and had higher IQ levels after they enrolled in kindergarten than their counterparts who didn’t have formal education. If you’re a parent to a toddler, here are reasons why preschool is important for your child’s development.

3 Activities for Exploring Thankfulness with Your Preschooler

Nothing warms a parent's heart more than hearing from their Kids Konnect preschool teacher that their child is very thoughtful and grateful. Learning thankfulness is an important part of growing up. Do you sometimes feel your children are not as thankful as you wish? Give them opportunities this season to explore and express their thanks with these 3 thankfulness activities for preschoolers:

3 Ideas for Building Kindness in Your Preschooler

Although you probably enjoy hearing from others that their child is good at math, reading or sports, even better is hearing that your child has shown kindness or compassion to someone else. Every parent wants to know that their child was the one that helped stand up to a bully, made friends with the child who felt left out or had compassion on the person who lost the contest. While some children naturally have more empathetic temperaments, with positive parenting, you can teach your child to be more compassionate. Here are three ideas for building kindness in your preschooler: