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

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...

Raising a Bilingual Child – Episode 37

Adam Beck, founder of the blog Bilingual Monkeys, and author of Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability, joins us to discusses strategies for successfully raising a bilingual child. Topics discuss include: * Benefits to raising a bilingual child ...

Speech and Language Development – Episode 35

Speech-language pathologist, Jill Odle, joins us to discuss how a child's language develops through the preschool years. We look at common concerns of parents of preschoolers in language development, strategies for improving your child's communication ...

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