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Kindergarten Science: What to Expect

Kindergarten Science: What to Expect

With State and Federal standards for language arts and math getting tougher, science is a subject that sometimes gets put on the back-Bunsen Burner. Still, kindergarten teachers manage to weave science into subjects that are truly under the microscope. Here's what to expect from science this year.

Kindergarten Summer Reading List

Kindergarten Summer Reading List

We've combed the shelves for brand new titles that will turn your child on to reading, and make for a wonderful summer together. Here are our favorite kindergarten summer reading picks.

Kindergarten Lingo: 10 Terms You Should Know

Kindergarten Lingo: 10 Terms You Should Know

Modeling. Assessment. Phonemic awareness. Every world has its lingo, and kindergarten is no different. Here's the scoop on some common kindergarten lingo, so you'll know what the teacher's talking about, when she throws some terms your way...

10 Things About Kindergarten You Need to Know Now

10 Things About Kindergarten You Need to Know Now

Stressing about the seemingly treacherous trek into kindergarten? Have no fear! Here are some tips to help make this exciting transition an enjoyable adventure for both you and your child.

What to Expect in Kindergarten

What to Expect in Kindergarten

By now, you've probably heard the scary rumor: Kindergarten is nothing like the good old days. Want to know what to expect from the year, and in each of the key subject areas? Read on!

A Parent's Guide to Phonics

A Parent's Guide to Phonics

What exactly is phonics? Many parents hear the term when their child is learning to read but a lot of them have no clue what teachers are talking about, let alone how they might be able to help.

Writing: What Happens in Kindergarten?

Writing: What Happens in Kindergarten?

Have you been waiting for the day when your child starts writing on paper instead of everything else? That day is here, my friend.

Should Your Child Repeat Kindergarten?

Should Your Child Repeat Kindergarten?

Sometimes kindergarteners just aren't ready for first grade. But retention is a controversial option. Should your child repeat kindergarten? Here are some things to consider.

What to Expect in Kindergarten Math

What to Expect in Kindergarten Math

Don't let your own phobia about math keep you from encouraging your kindergartener kid to try it! Math is a lot of fun in kindergarten. Here's what to expect.

Math for Kindergarteners: Getting to Know Numbers

Math for Kindergarteners: Getting to Know Numbers

Much like in preschool, your kindergartener is learning the fundamentals of counting, measuring, sorting, and number operations. But kindergarten children are expected to work more independently, more quickly, and with less prompting from adults.