Kindergarten Educational and Parenting Articles

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Identifies ten themes from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS, 2004) that can guide teachers’ planning and curriculum development in
Summarizes the four broad goals associated with listening, speaking, reading and writing in early childhood education.
Summarizes the issues surrounding the entrance age for kindergarten including 'red shirting', academic achievement, and retention.
This article discusses in depth about grade retention.  It talks about the prevalence and cost of retention as well as academic achievement.
Characteristics of social play are discussed to include variations in the development of social play, sociodramatic play, and play as expression of feelings.
Describes the similarities and differences between infant/toddler, preschool, child-care, children with special needs, and primary education programs.
The article discusses how community, home, school, peers, and media exert a greater or lesser influence on children’s learning, depending on their age.
Provides a short description of four types of reading done within the classroom environment including reading aloud, independent, guided, and shared reading.
Emergent literacy research suggests that children benefit from experiences with print beginning at a very young age.
What materials can your preschool or kindergarten-aged child play with that will help nurture their cognitive development?
An overview of the physical, social, and cognitive characteristics of kindergarten children. Some teaching tips for this age are provided.
Research suggests that a child’s knowledge of the alphabet is one of the best predictors of his or her success in early reading.
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