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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.

Volunteering in the Kindergarten Classroom

Volunteering in the Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten is an intense year, and many teachers welcome your help in the classroom. Here are some practical tips for getting involved and starting a relationship with your child's teacher.

Count Down to Kindergarten

Count Down to Kindergarten

Are you ready for the first day of school? More importantly, is your child ready? Here are 5 steps to make the transition as easy as possible.

Don't Cover the Pictures!

Don't Cover the Pictures!

Emerging readers love to boast, "I can read!" Sometimes they sneak looks at the pictures to give them clues about the text. To worried parents, this can look like cheating. But it's a normal stage in learning to read. Here's how and why to encourage it.

Tests? In the First Weeks of Kindergarten?!

Tests? In the First Weeks of Kindergarten?!

If the word assessment has popped up as you and your child prepare for school, you are not alone. Schools across the nation administer all types of assessments to students of all ages. Here's what to expect in kindergarten.

Kindergarten Reading: What Happens from January to April?

Kindergarten Reading: What Happens from January to April?

What kind of reading skills can you expect your child to be practicing this winter and spring? Schedules and skills vary, but here are the common areas that most teachers focus on from January through April.

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation

While kindergarteners may seem wild and loud sometimes, they're actually quite vulnerable, and all the hoopla at the end of the year can feel downright overwhelming. Try these practical tips from a veteran teacher, to make kindergarten graduation as smooth as possible.

Reading: What Happens in the First Few Months of Kindergarten?

Reading: What Happens in the First Few Months of Kindergarten?

Wondering what's in store for your kindergarten child this Fall, when it comes to reading? While all teachers take different routes based on the needs of their students, there are some foundational reading skills that every kindergarten teacher teaches in the first trimester of school.

Handling Kindergarten Paperwork

Handling Kindergarten Paperwork

Remember those Three R's: reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic? Well, parents, now that your child is in kindergarten, get ready to add a special "P" to the list: Paperwork! This year, there will be a lot to manage. Before it gets out of hand, check out these strategies from two organizing pros.

Kindergarten Math: What Happens from January to April?

Kindergarten Math: What Happens from January to April?

Addition and subtraction in kindergarten? Things sure have changed since the days of counting to three and calling it kindergarten math! These days, math gets more advanced, and winter and early spring is when teachers get to the heart of it.