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Kindergarten: School and Academics Articles

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.

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.

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.

Lay the Groundwork for Reading, with Concepts About Print

Lay the Groundwork for Reading, with Concepts About Print

Want to begin teaching your child to read, but don't know where to start? Begin at the beginning, with something teachers call "concepts about print". If you can get your child comfortable with this ever-important skill set, she'll be ready to roll when school begins.

Easy Ways to Increase Your Child's Reading Fluency

Easy Ways to Increase Your Child's Reading Fluency

Help your child along towards reading fluency with these easy and enjoyable activities.

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.

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.

Kindergarten: What to Expect January to March

Kindergarten: What to Expect January to March

Starting in January, kindergartens have entered a "sweet spot" when routines are set, and academic gains are steady. Read here to see what's up.

Kindergarten Math: What Happens April - June?

Kindergarten Math: What Happens April - June?

By the end of kindergarten math, your child will be asked to take what she's learned and apply it in more abstract ways. It may seem like there's still plenty of time to brush up on all the math skills your child will need for first grade, but there's still a lot to cover, and time will fly.

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.