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Kindergarten marks a year of huge intellectual growth in children. They're learning to read, talk and listen. They're getting better at following rules. Their memories are improving. All these new powers mean new skills for you to master as a parent. Read this slideshow to learn what intellectual milestones your child will pass during kindergarten and what you can do to help.
By age five, girls are studious junior academics while boys are rough and tumble little terrors. That's an exaggerated view, but not a complete tall tale.
Making the jump to kindergarten is a huge milestone for children. They are well aware that they are growing up, and they're eager to learn new things and take on new responsibilities. But while their school lives are moving faster than ever, they are still at an early stage of emotional development, which can make kindergarten a complicated, confusing time—for you and your kid. Learn what emotional characteristics you can expect, and get a few tips on what you can do about them.
There is an increasing population of male students who have developed a distaste for school. What's changed in American education over the past 30 years?
An expert guide to the mental development of kindergarteners.
An expert parenting guide to understanding your kindergartener's speech development.
Parenting advice on how to teach your kindergartener the basic fundamentals of etiquette.
Most experts agree that while children are curious about difference, they learn prejudice from others.  Here are some parenting tips to help promote tolerance.
It's hard to see your kindergarten kid distraught over one of his first friendship dilemmas. Here's how to teach him how to deal with conflict with peers.
Here's a breakdown of what a kindergartener should be able to do physically, so you can keep your child on track:
Every parent of a teenager understands the relevance of appropriate friends. But what about young children?
Provides a list of activities to develop prewriting skills in preschoolers and primary-aged children and ideas to make handwriting fun for struggling writers.
Examines how the use of technology can enhance childrenâs cognitive and social development. Includes a list of grade-suitable technology standards.
Promoting physical activity, allowing practice with small-muscle skills and providing nutritious food and rest for children can increase positive behavior.
Characteristics of social play are discussed to include variations in the development of social play, sociodramatic play, and play as expression of feelings.
The article discusses how community, home, school, peers, and media exert a greater or lesser influence on children’s learning, depending on their age.
Read about drama and role play as an intervention in an educational setting. Role playing enables children to express themselves and understand their behavior
Examines a number of important issues related to kindergarten education, including redshirting, high-stakes testing, and entrance age.
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