Lions and Tigers and Bears

Miller, Susan A.
November 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p86
The article presents information on ways that scares pre-schoolers and also the different methods by which this can be taken care of. It is very common for preschoolers to develop fears and whether it is of going to school, ghosts, scary animals, or the dark. Their fears are heightened by vivid imaginations, and threes and fours sometimes cannot separate their ideas from reality. While adults think costumed characters and mascots are funny, they are high on the list of creepy things for preschoolers who have trouble seeing beyond the costume. If a child seems overanxious, one should make sure that one does not sets expectations so high that the child is afraid of failing.


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