We are excited to introduce our podcast, Preschool and Beyond. Our goal is to answer common questions that arise during the preschool years, and provide helpful tips and ideas on how to engage with your preschool children. You will hear from teachers, researchers, and other early childhood experts.
Lisa Murphy joins us for part 2 of our discussion on the importance of play.
Lisa Murphy, Author and founder of Ooey Gooey Inc discusses her book about why play should be an essential element of a child's day.
Dr. Gail Joseph, professor in Early Learning at the University of Washington discusses the importance of building your child's vocabulary during the preschool years.
Jen Lumanlan, host of the, "Your Parenting Mojo" podcast discusses ways parents can prepare their child for school and overcome transition challenges.
Compilation of 10 strategies from our guests promoting positive behavior in children, families can start implementing today.
Pathologist, Jill Odle discusses child's language in early preschool years, common concerns, strategies for improving and early intervention.
Registered nutritionist Liz Weiss shares tips and tricks for creating healthy and enjoyable family meals.
Dr Marie Claire Arrieta, co-author of "Let Them Eat Dirt" discusses the dangers of over sanitizing and what research teaches us about ways to keep our children healthy.
Dr. Laura Markham, author of "Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings" discusses ways parents can help support positive relationships between siblings.
Kindergarten teachers Aileen Clougherty and Scott Larson discuss ways to prepare children for Kindergarten, and how parents can best support them during school year.
New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr Ross Greene shares strategies to support children with behavioral challenges.
Dr. Gabriela Stein and Discovery Director Dr. Alejandra Livas- Dlott discuss the pros and cons of having students wait an additional year before kindergarten.
Dr Gabriela Stein returns to the podcast to discuss shyness in children, and ways parents can support their social development.
Kara Curtis of First Daze and Nightzzz, is our guest this week to discuss how toy rotation can help keep your home organized.
Dr Alejandra Livas - Dlott, Director of Discovery Child chats with Mike about public and private school options and how to choose an elementary school.
Gifted Educator Lissy Wood shares her experiences identifying and working with academically gifted children.
Pre-K teacher Courtney Garver joins the podcast to discuss ways to foster independence in preschool children.
Rae Pica discusses her new book: Acting Out: Avoid Behavior Challenges with Active Learning.
Authors Darlene Sweetland and Ron Stolberg discuss their book about raising children to be confident, independent, thoughtful, and problem solvers.
Author Rae Pica, discusses topics from her book, "What if Everybody Understood Child Development?" Straight talk about improving education and children's lives."
Dr Tina Payne Bryson discusses the book she has co-written with Dr. Dan Siegel, "The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child."
Adam Beck, the famous blogger and author of, "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability" discusses strategies for successfully raising a bilingual child.
Heather Spohr discusses strategies for successfully making it through the toddler years with your child.
Psychologist Dr. Kristen Wynns shares strategies for parents feeling frustrated, helpless, stressed, and how to change the home dynamics and feel confident again.
Dr. Suzanne Bouffard, author of "The Most Important Year: Pre-K and the Future of Our Children" discusses her research on why high quality programs are so valuable.
Dr. Heather Lampel of the Cary Dermatology joins us to discuss how to keep children safe while they are outdoors enjoying the sun.
Dr. Kristin Olson discusses anxiety in young children, and offers ways parents and caregivers can help children manage it.
Mike is joined by Courtenay Garver and former school technology integration specialist, Ann Marie Dlott, to discuss how to use technology effectively at home.
Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of "The Mindful Child and Mindful Games", visits the podcast to discuss introducing preschoolers to mindfulness.
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of the NY Times bestseller, "No Drama Discipline" discusses the importance of discipline from a teaching and learning perspective.
Melissa Stephenson, preschool teacher at Discovery discusses ways to make the potty training process as smooth as possible for both the child and the parents.
Pam Diamond, baby sleep whisper and owner of First Daze & Nightzzz talks about common sleep problems and solutions to getting your child a full night's sleep.
Dr. Alejandra Livas-Dlott share ways and recommendations for helping children become excited about books.
Preschool teacher, Kate Curran discusses ways to help make the transition to school as smooth as possible.
NC Senator Jeff Jackson discusses why it is important for parents, educators and community to advocate for early childhood education.
Attorney Blaire Malkin talks about the legal rights of students and their families, type of services and support available, and how to access them.
Authors Ashley Steel and her husband, Bill Richards discuss their book, "Family on the loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids," and "100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe."
Rebecca Cohen shares importance and ideas for outdoor adventures from her book, "Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 ways to Get Out the House and Connect with Your Kids."
Family therapist and author, Susan Stiffleman shares ideas on how parents can create strong relationship with their child and help manage frustrations and struggles.
Brendan Mahan discusses ADHD in the pre-school years, early intervention, and parenting strategies for children have or may have ADHD.
Lara Kelly talks about importance of learning self-regulation and strategies to help children develop skills to manage their bodies, emotions, focus, and attention.
Dr. Kristen Wynns of Wynns Family Psychology in Cary, NC discusses the process of early entry into Kindergarten and factors parents should weigh when considering early entry.
Sarah Coeyman returns to Discovery to discuss how families can get the most out of parent teacher conference. Sarah is currently a teacher at Green Hope Elementary School in Cary.
Attorney Orly Reznik of Reznik Law in Cary, North Carolina joins us to discuss wills and estate planning, and why preparing for un-forseen events is so important for families with young children.
Authors Joanna Faber and Julie King discuss their new book on how to talk so little kids will listen.
Dr. Erik Strunck of Grace Park Animal Hospital in Morrisville visits the podcast to discuss pets in homes with preschoolers and toddlers and how to keep children and pets safe.
Tammy Herr of Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios in Cary, NC joins us to talk about involving children in meal preparation, and other tips to help develop healthy eating habits.
Jessica Jenkins Davis, Director of the Community School of Music chats with Mike about benefits of music and how to introduce and instrument to your preschooler.
Joanna Snyder of Lawrence Hall of Science, joins us to talk about the importance of connecting children with nature and tips on how your family can get started outdoors.
Dr. Gabriela Stein discusses ways to improve your child's listening and increase their compliance.