Your Child's Checkup: 5 Years
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What's Funny to a School-age Child?
Around 6 or 7, kids start to understand language well enough to know that words can have two (or more) meanings. Riddles, jokes, and puns really start to make sense, and are a top source of enjoyment!
Helping Kids Deal With Bullies
Unfortunately, bullying is a common part of childhood. But parents can help kids cope with it and lessen its lasting impact.
If your kids come in from school and head straight for the kitchen for something to eat, here's how to make sure they still have room for a healthy dinner.
Bike riding is a great way to get exercise and fresh air and share time as a family. But there's an important factor that you need to consider - safety.
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.
Group Games for School-age Kids
They might be too old for pin the tail on the donkey, but there are plenty of great games for school-age kids to play at parties and play dates.
Fitness and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
Take advantage of your child's natural tendency to be active. Staying fit can help improve kids' self-esteem and decrease the risk of serious illnesses later in life.
From kindergarten through third grade, kids' ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, parents continue to play a role in a child's reading life.
Music and Your School-age Child
Whether dancing around the living room or singing along to the radio, school-age kids love music. And there are loads of good reasons to encourage this enthusiasm.
Motivating School-Age Kids to Be Active
Being active is a key component of good health for all school-age kids. So how do you get kids motivated to be active, especially those who aren't gifted athletes?
Cooking With School-Age Kids
Why encourage school-age kids to join you in the kitchen? Because the lessons learned there can be helpful both at home and in school.
Back to School
Kids often have a tough time making the back-to-school transition. Here's how to help them.
Getting Involved at Your Child's School
Whether their kids are just starting kindergarten or entering the final year of high school, there are many good reasons for parents to volunteer at school.
Growth and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
Kids who are 4 to 5 years old continue to learn in a very physical way, but are more focused than when they were younger.
Communication and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
Communicating with a child is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child. Learn how to connect with your 4- to 5-year-old.
As practical as they are, backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they're too heavy or are used incorrectly. Here's how to help kids find the right backpack.
Medical Care and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
Regular well-child exams are essential for keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous childhood diseases. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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