Additional Resources on Preschoolers (3-5 yrs)

References to websites and resources used in this publication are not an endorsement of one product over other similar products.


Diet and Sleep

Healthy Tips for Pick Eaters from MyPlate may help your child learn to like a variety of healthy foods.

Mayo Clinic has several helpful suggestions for establishing an effective bedtime routine, especially for parents struggle to get their children to go to sleep on time.

WebMD provides a slideshow with helpful information and strategies if your child still struggles to make it through the night without a bedwetting accident.

Behavior and Development

The University of Michigan School of Medicine has a guide to information and support for parents that helps parents understand the sources of sibling rivalry and solutions to the problem. A good place to start if it seems that siblings are always fighting.

The Raising Children’s Network acknowledges that preschoolers often struggle with sharing and provides advice for helping children learn this critically-important skill.

The Raising Children’s Network also offers tips for answering questions from your child about where babies come from or her or his body. It can be difficult to know just how to respond and this site provides helpful guidance for fostering good emotional and physical health.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning helps answer parents’ questions about their child’s behavior. The site has a number of useful handouts on how to help children learn to understand feelings and become independent

Zero to Three takes a unique approach to child development by connecting those who can truly make a difference in the life of a child with the research, resources and tools they need. Check out their “Explore our Topics” section for a variety of early-development and well-being research-based articles.

School Readiness

Scholastic, home of Parent & Child Magazine, interviewed five kindergarten teachers to identify the skills they think are important for your child to have to be ready for school.


For questions or suggestions related to this page, please contact the Preschoolers (3-5 yrs) page editor, Rob Nix robert.nix@wisc.edu.

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