Category: Preschool

6 ways to enjoy nature with your preschooler

June 23, 2021

It’s officially summer! The sun is shining, the weather is warm, animals are out and about, and families are exploring the outdoors. Below are Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s activity ideas for you to enjoy nature…

6 ways to enjoy nature with your preschooler

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

April 22, 2021

Get outside One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day every day is to spend time outdoors. Take your outdoor adventures to the next level by recording observations through daily, weekly, or monthly journaling. What animals…

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Must-Read Preschool Books for Little Readers

December 29, 2020

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with your preschooler and enjoy a good book! Whether you’re an avid reader or setting resolutions for 2021, Miss Teece shares her preschool favorites for you and your family…

Must-Read Preschool Books for Little Readers

5 ways for children and families to enjoy nature this winter

November 23, 2020

Winter is on the horizon, but your outdoor fun doesn’t need to come to an end. There is a beautiful winter world awaiting for those who seek refreshment and energy from the outdoors. Below are five ways…

5 ways for children and families to enjoy nature this winter

National Pumpkin Day Science Experiment

October 25, 2020

National Pumpkin Day is on October 26! Celebrate with one of our favorite seasonal experiments, just in time for Halloween: 1. Fill a small cup with 30 mL of hydrogen peroxide (12%).2. Add a squirt of dish…

National Pumpkin Day Science Experiment

An Anxiety Guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults: 3 Things You Need to Know

October 7, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. #1 Caveman Brains Cavemen were not known to be very intelligent people. They had smaller brains than humans do today. They were known, and named for, living in caves. When cavemen were at…

An Anxiety Guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults: 3 Things You Need to Know

Practices to Keep Your Mental Health Intact

August 18, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. There’s no doubt that the circumstances around COVID-19 have increased our risk of mental health problems. Luckily, we have strategies to protect our mental health. Engaging in the following practices are likely to…

Practices to Keep Your Mental Health Intact

Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

July 22, 2020

Rob Adams, Psy.D. We are wired to want to be good at what we do, including our job as a parent, but what do we do if it doesn’t always come naturally? Some Dads love to talk…

Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

Dealing With Picky Eaters

July 10, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. At many stages of development, “picky eating” is very normal and can be expected. Kids may need to be exposed to a new food 20 times before they decide if they like it.…

Dealing With Picky Eaters

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

June 24, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. It’s easy to recognize that a child hiding behind a parent’s leg, trying to disappear from a friendly stranger’s questions, may be feeling shy and a little anxious at that moment. It’s also…

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?