Preschool and Beyond Episodes

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The preschool years are both an exciting and a challenging time for parents. Preschool and Beyond is here to help you and your child make those critical years of life as successful as possible. Each episode, leaders in education, psychology, and other child-related fields join preschool director and host Mike Dlott to help answer many of the most common, and the most challenging issues facing preschoolers and their families.

Recent Episodes

Learning Through Play (Part 1) – Episode 47

Lisa Murphy, author of Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning and founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc, joins us to discuss why play should be an essential element of every child's day. In Part 1, we discuss what playful...

Teaching Kids to Think – Episode 46

Authors Darlene Sweetland and Ron Stolberg join us to talk about their book Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification. We discuss ways families can begin to implement the strategi...

Educational Rights – Episode 45

Blaire Malkin, an attorney at Mountain State Justice, joins us to talk about the legal rights of students and their families. We discuss how to advocate for your child, what types of services and supports are available, and how to...

Building Emotional Vocabulary – Episode 44

Dr. Gail Joseph joins us to discuss the importance of helping build your child's emotional vocabulary during the preschool years. Dr. Joseph is the Bezos Family Foundation Distinguished Professor in Early Learning at the University of Washington. Sh...

Traveling with Children – Episode 42 (Season 2 Finale)

Ashley Steel joins us to share tips for successful family travel. Ashely and her husband, Bill Richards, are the authors of "Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids," and "100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe."...

Successfully Starting School – Episode 41

Jen Lumanlan, host of the Your Parenting Mojo podcast, joins us to discuss ways parents can help prepare their child for school. Topics discussed include: * Common challenges transitioning to school * Developing self-regulation skills * Parent p...

Developing Your Child’s “Yes Brain” – Episode 40

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson returns to the podcast to discuss the new book she has co-written with Dr. Dan Siegel, The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child. Topics Discussed Include: * Fundamentals of the...

Outdoor Fun During the Spring and Summer- Episode 39

Rebecca Cohen shares ideas for outdoor adventures for spring and summer from her book, Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids. Topics discussed include: * Benefits of outdoor play * Playing...

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