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Wondering about your fourth grader's social life?  Here's the skinny on what's going on.
First grade science is a welcome opportunity for kids to do lots of hands-on exploration.  What sort of things do they learn? Read on to find out!
Learn what your child should be able to do at the beginning and end of second grade math.
You may have thought your child was social before, but you haven't seen anything yet! Second grade is the year when children truly become social creatures. They become immersed in their school lives, withdrawing from adults and forming circles of friends. For children, this is very exciting but also comes with some stress. For parents, it means that a whole new set of parenting skills need mastering. Read on to find out what happens in the social lives of second graders and how you can help your kid through this important developmental stage.
An expert guide to the mental development of first graders.
Getting ready for second grade?  What parents can expect this year.
Here's a cheat sheet on where your child's writing skills should be at the beginning and end of third grade.
Here's a cheat sheet on where your child's reading skills should be at the beginning and end of third grade.
During the fourth grade school year students crave physical challenges more than ever. Here's a checklist of new movement milestones in your fourth grade child:
Learn what your child should be able to do at the beginning and end of first grade writing.
Learn what your child should be able to do at the beginning and end of second grade science.
Beginning first graders are sometimes put off by having more homework than they did in kindergarten. Use the following tips to help avoid homework battles.
If you thought the end of kindergarten meant the end of all the arguments, tantrums, crying, ups, downs and in-betweens, we've got bad news for you. Children in first grade are bound to endure a storm of emotional whirlwinds. Some of it makes sense and some of it doesn't, but how you react can help your child through this stage of life. Check out this slideshow to find out what your first grader will do and what you should do.
Learn what your child should be able to do at the beginning and end of second grade writing.
The brain of a first grader can be tough to predict. One minute, your little one has it all figured out, and the next, he's making no sense at all. As a parent, you may not know what to think. Luckily, we've got it broken down for you. Check out this slideshow to learn what first graders are like and what you can do with yours.
Third graders are ready to really learn about physical education. Here are some examples of third grade movement milestones:
Use this list of common first grade sight words to help your child's reading skills improve quickly. Download the list today.
Here's a cheat sheet on what your child's social studies curriculum should be at the beginning and end of third grade.
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