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Immediate rewards for a 5yo that are not candy or cheap plastic crap.

Title says it: Help us identify ways to reward our 5yo for desired behavior that are easy for the parents to follow through on, have immediate payoff, and won't clutter up the floor too badly. We want mostly small rewards, with a few medium-to-large ones mixed in. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Oct 16, 2015 - 34 answers

Preschooler hates bedtime

My 3-year-old has recently raised the bedtime stakes to intolerable, and I'm looking for ideas on how to address it. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Oct 10, 2015 - 30 answers

Waterproof shoes for a preschooler

My rapidly-growing preschooler needs new shoes for fall and winter. [more inside]
posted by stowaway on Sep 22, 2015 - 22 answers

Help us get the most out of our first developmental ped. appointment

Micropanda is 4 1/2, has great verbal skills, some mild delays in motor skills, and is a total space cadet in the absence of direct 1-on-1 adult interaction. He's in occupational therapy for sensory processing disorder. He is underweight and hates eating. We're coming to the end of our six month wait to see the developmental pediatrician, and the appointment's next week. Please tell me what to expect, help me think through prioritizing concerns, and offer any suggestions you have about how to get the most out of this appointment. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Jun 19, 2015 - 9 answers

Any good videos to prepare a three year old for getting shots?

My daughter will be getting two jabs soon (second dose of MMR and 4-in-1 preschool booster). She has not needed a vaccination since since was too young to remember. Can anyone suggest any videos etc that would help her to be a little more prepared for it? I'm imagining something like an episode of a kids TV show about vaccinations but any other suggestions are welcome, e.g. books or iPad apps.
posted by tomcooke on May 25, 2015 - 19 answers

Best Android Apps for 2.5 yo

Please recommend me your best Kindle Fire apps for a 2.5 year old who doesn't get a lot of screen time (she watches a little TV every week but doesn't play games on phone/tablet normally). I've got some Amazon credit to burn, a 3 hour flight, and a complete lack of interest in trying to guess which of the hundreds of kids apps are going to entertain her the most. I don't so much care about educational value - what will hold her attention and hopefully doesn't allow in-app purchases? She likes Daniel Tiger and Elmo but isn't familiar with any other kids programming.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on May 22, 2015 - 6 answers

I think my child has a sensory processing disorder. Now what?

Micropanda (4) is sweet, bright, kind, and empathetic. He is also hypersensitive to sound, messy fingers, car motion, and water temperature, among other things. He had a rocky transition to preschool this fall - he behaves ok at school, but appears to exhaust his coping skills there, and has become volatile and meltdown-prone at home. Some deficiencies in his gross motor skills are also becoming apparent. I am becoming increasingly convinced that he has a sensory processing disorder with a motor component. On advice of our pediatrician, we have recently started him in once-weekly occupational therapy. I am wondering what other steps I need to be taking. Wall of snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Jan 30, 2015 - 17 answers

Normal or cause for worry?

4-year-old suddenly having accidents at school, fearful, should I worry? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Nov 19, 2014 - 19 answers

A book that answers kids' questions

Please give me recommendations for books that explain how the world works to pre-schoolers. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Nov 1, 2014 - 9 answers

For the kid who likes to read in bed

Micropanda (3) likes to read in bed after lights out, but for obvious reasons we don't want a light to stay on after he falls asleep. He has a flashlight that stays on as long as he squeezes the trigger switch, then shuts off on release, but it has died. He is sad and we are sad. We are having a devil of a time replacing it. Please help. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Sep 29, 2014 - 23 answers

Preschooler sensitive about laughing

My almost-3-year-old is cute and delightful in all the typical ways. So, people smile and laugh when she says or does cute things. So what's the problem? The laughter makes her cry. [more inside]
posted by barnoley on Aug 29, 2014 - 31 answers

Summon us a dinner genie

I have a baby, a preschooler, a commute, and a spouse who works late. I need dinner to magically appear on the table within minutes of walking in the door. I don't know if this will involve a genie, a person, a recipe, or "one easy trick restaurants don't want you to know" like those shady sidebar ads. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Aug 15, 2014 - 51 answers

My preschooler is the slowest eater on the planet

I have a 3 1/2 year old who will be starting preschool in the fall. He currently attends a home daycare, where he has breakfast and lunch, and often dinner. Once he starts preschool, we will have to manage breakfast and dinner at home. He is an incredibly slow eater and when we eat dinner at home, it literally takes him until bedtime to eat. This makes breakfast a major challenge as well. Getting him up earlier doesn't necessarily help because then he's groggy and uncooperative and will spend that extra 20 minutes moving at the speed of molasses in terms of getting dressed and toothbrushed. Please help. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on May 12, 2014 - 31 answers

Pacific Northwest Travel to see Orcas--Preschool Edition

Where is the best place to stay in the Pacific Northwest for one month with easy access to (1) orca watching (2) day or overnight trips to Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Olympic Peninsula (3) nature. We want to spend the month of August 2014 to escape the heat of Austin. Cost is somewhat of an object but I will only camp in limited circumstances. Here are more details about what I am looking to find: [more inside]
posted by murrey on Oct 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Children's books that include children of color?

I'm looking for board books that do not just portray white children. Books appropriate for ages 1-4 would be fine, but I'm buying for a 2-year-old so a bit on the simpler side is better. Thank you!
posted by the young rope-rider on Sep 23, 2013 - 47 answers

stop the yelling

I'm embarking on a 20 hour drive with a 4 1/2 year old and an almost-2 year old. Hit me with your best travel games/activities/snacks. Specific requirements inside. Bonus challenge: Terrible books on tape. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Aug 8, 2013 - 22 answers

My child will be in Depends at his 2032 freshman orientation.

Potty trainers of MetaFilter - parents, non-parents, if you have any modicum of experience potty training, please help! [more inside]
posted by Leezie on May 6, 2013 - 35 answers

Go the f&*% to Sleep - 3 year old Edition

3 year old son (just turned 3 on March 17) is also potty training after we moved into our new house two weeks ago and he will NOT. Go. The. F&@*. To. Sleep. at night without godawful whining, crying or begging to go to the potty. [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Apr 9, 2013 - 22 answers

Teaching kids to deal with frustration

How did you teach your toddler/pre-schooler to best deal with frustration?
posted by drezdn on Dec 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Transition from nap to quiet time

NapFilter. I think that my kid is done napping. How can I set up 'quiet time' for him? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Any ideas on my kid's red cheek problem?

I have a red cheeked preschooler. Trying to talk to doc, but wanted thoughts from others. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Dec 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Preschool book recs please

Preschooler books - recommendations please! [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 6, 2011 - 27 answers

Help us eliminate the invisible bear.

We need inventive ideas and strategies to help eliminate a seemingly invisible bear from our son's room (Slightly <3 yrs old). [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Aug 21, 2011 - 58 answers

Game recommendations for a Monopoly-obsessed 5 year-old

What games, puzzles, and activities would you recommend for my almost 5 year-old son who is currently obsessed with Monopoly (real life version) and Plants vs Zombies (iOS)? [more inside]
posted by alms on Feb 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Preschool workout

How best can I include my three year old in a strength workout? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Jan 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me potty train my four-year-old

My four-year-old daughter is still not potty-trained. We've tried everything. What are we not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Nov 12, 2010 - 43 answers

Severe child sensitivity

I have no idea how to discipline my 3 year old's particular sensitivity. [more inside]
posted by esereth on Apr 28, 2010 - 35 answers

Help me write letters to my nephew

What's the best way to talk to a four-year-old boy? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Feb 10, 2010 - 37 answers

Nap time's over: now what?

How to occupy 15 non-english-speaking preschoolers/kindergarteners for four hours a day without toys, games, books, or crafts supplies? [more inside]
posted by levijk on Oct 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Kid Friendly OS for windows pc

Recommendations for an Operating system for Kids ages 3-6 [more inside]
posted by Mr_Chips on May 11, 2009 - 14 answers

My 3 1/2 year old is trying to put me in an early grave.

Help me deal with my defiant and difficult almost-4-year old. [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Apr 20, 2008 - 35 answers

Should we invite the class?

Birthday party etiquette question: Would it be in bad taste to invite my son's preschool classmates to his fifth birthday party? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Mar 26, 2008 - 18 answers

I refuse to buy any more pull-ups

Why is my son suddenly peeing everywhere BUT the toilet? [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Jun 27, 2007 - 17 answers

Gifted toddlers

Resources for parenting gifted toddlers and pre-schoolers. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Dec 14, 2005 - 8 answers

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