Sometimes called the “magical” years of childhood, children aged three and four use their blossoming imagination, creativity, and spirit of exploration to help understand and navigate the world around them. The good times with your three and four year old will be great and you will often laugh out loud at what your child says and does. Temper tantrums and power struggles, however, are still normal. As your child becomes more independent, she may become overwhelmed by the wide world. Your love and guidance will help provide the support she needs to feel confident in herself and her abilities.

20 Tips For Traveling With Children

Planning goes a long way in helping keep the fun in family vacations. Read these tips for more information on how to keep challenges to a minimum when traveling with kids.

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This video from the CDC's Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers website covers four steps to communicating effectively with your child.

Your Growing Child: Preschoolers 3-4 years

As your child grows into a preschooler her world will begin to open up. She will want to explore her surroundings and will have lots of questions to ask. She will begin to develop friendships and pay extra attention to adults and children outside of the family.

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Choosing Books for Your Child: Preschoolers 3-5 Years

Read these tips for more information on how to choose age-appropriate books your preschooler will love.

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Potty Training

3.5 years

age most children are out of diapers

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This video from Parents Magazine offers parents ideas on what to look for when selecting the right preschool programs for your child.