Illnesses & Symptoms: Preschooler, Puppets

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Need Air Travel Tips for Traveling with 4 Year Old

My husband and I are traveling to Washington D.C. with our 4 year old daughter to see his mother for Thanksgiving. I haven't flown since '94 and this is my daughter's first flight. I need any advice that will make things go smoothly at the airport for check-in and security and for the flight. I know we'll have to take the car seat as well as our umbrella stroller. She'll need a stroller since we'll be spending all day at the museums and walking back and forth from the Metro stops and I know she'll get tired of walking.


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3 Year Old Boy Is Afraid of Animals and Characters

My three-year-old boy is terrified of most animals and anyone dressed up as a character. He's never been bitten, scratched, growled at, or jumped on by any animal. We have a cat that he does pet, but he runs screaming from my sister's. We had two shelties when he was born, which have since passed from old-age, but he was even scared of them. We did keep them behind a gate inside and in a kennel when outside to eliminate any risk of accidental toe stepping. Even our neighbor's tiny pug sends him screaming for the door. We have tried to...


Play Time in the Bath

How long do you let you kids play in the bath? My husband lets our almost 3...


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Where to Find Puppets

I am looking for a store in the Sterling Heights/Rochester area that might sell puppets that I can use to help teach my 4 year old Sunday school class. I can't find any puppets anywhere. I have tried Lakeshore Learning (they had some but were for kids to hold -- too small for my hands), Toys R Us and the Family Christian bookstore. I was hoping to not have to buy one online. Anyone have any ideas?