Demystifying the Preschool Years
a book by Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, published by Alfred A. Knopf

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 2010 Winners of
The Blackboard Awards for Excellence in Education

Practical Wisdom picked as favorite by

"Regular readers of Being Savvy know that we turn to this book all the time! What would we do without it? There is really no other book that delves into the nitty-gritty of a preschooler's existence in today's world like this one. The authors are long-time preschool teachers and parents as well, and their experience and hard-earned wisdom is evident on every page. From the ins and outs of finding the right preschool and helping your child thrive in this first school setting to toilet-training, playdates, family time and on and on -- this book has you covered. The approach to each topic is admirably balanced and thorough, and aimed to promote children's (and parents'!) self-confidence and happiness through these precious early years. Just the helping hand we all need! "

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Named a best book of 2007
by Publishers Weekly
"Early childhood educators Schulman and Birnbaum have distilled their extensive knowledge to create this indispensable primer for parents of preschoolers."


Preparing kids and parents for Preschool
Today Show 7/24/2007
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