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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.

Lay the Groundwork for Kindergarten Reading Success

Lay the Groundwork for Kindergarten Reading Success

According to experts, there are three major things that prepare children to read. Read on to learn what they are and how to incorporate them into your child's day.

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.

10 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of Kindergarten

10 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of Kindergarten

In February, your child has been in kindergarten for 100 days. Here are 10 ways to celebrate and practice counting along the way.

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.

Back to School Night Basics

Back to School Night Basics

Whether this is your first Back to School Night or your third, it's an important evening. Think of Back to School Night as the instruction manual to kindergarten, and a glimpse into the goals and expectations of the year ahead. Want to make the most of those crucial two hours or less? Here's how.

Staying On Task: 5 Kindergarten Musts

Staying On Task: 5 Kindergarten Musts

What exactly does your child need to do to be on task, a phrase you will hear a lot this first year of school?

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.

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.

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.