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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.

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.

Kindergarten Writing: What Happens January to March?

Kindergarten Writing: What Happens January to March?

What can you expect from writing in the spring of your child's kindergarten year? Here's a run down of what's happening in the curriculum, and how parents can help.

Get the Most Out of Story Time!

Get the Most Out of Story Time!

You've been reading nonstop to your kindergartener. But as you read, you may be curious about whether you should be doing things differently. Here are five easy steps to help transform a casual bedtime story into an opportunity to rocket your kindergarten kid towards reading.

When You're Worried About Your Kid's Kindergarten Teacher

When You're Worried About Your Kid's Kindergarten Teacher

Many districts don't tell you what kindergarten teacher you'll have until just before school...when the swirl of parent rumors may leave you feeling even more nervous than before. Unimpressed with your child's new teacher? Here's some advice from the pros.

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.

Math: What Happens in the Early Months of Kindergarten?

Math: What Happens in the Early Months of Kindergarten?

By the end of kindergarten, kids may count to as high as 50, and solve addition facts through 10. But what happens at the beginning? The early months of kindergarten center around recognizing numbers. Once counting is in place, kids move on to patterning, grouping, shape recognition, and time.

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.

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.