A parenting plan for a preschooler is for those children age three to five years. This is the time to allow them to play with other children and outdoors, where they will learn the most through play.

Here are some things you need to know about preschool aged children to make your parenting plan more effective.

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Children at this age learn to share and work well with others. They are also learning how to be social. This will make it easier for their transition to Kindergarten. It is advised that your plan should include time for your child to be spending time with other children.

Your plan should allow your preschooler to keep a consistent routine.

Try to make your child feel comfortable being at one or both homes. This includes allowing ample time to spend with both parents.

coParents must be prepared to switch up their plans to accommodate preschoolers. Remember, it’s all about the child and what they are comfortable doing at that time. Monitor their growth, and adjust the play time to their age and experience.

Above all, communicate without conflict. They are watching, learning and taking in the emotions of the coParents. Focus on the love!



About Lori Denman-Underhill

Lori Denman-Underhill uses the power of the press to raise awareness about endless causes. She is the Content Director for the company, coParenter.

Mothering is Lori’s top priority. She understands the importance of raising a healthy and happy child. She appreciates the opportunity to offer helpful advice to coParents as a mother and also as a preschool teacher of many years.

As a professional journalist, Lori’s work graces the pages of 20 publications, in print and online. She also attains a BA in Journalism and Sociology from the University of New Mexico and is certified in Childcare Education. For the past eight years, Lori has cared for and worked with young children. She hopes to share her endless amount of childcare knowledge with coParenter readers.