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Kindergarten: School and Academics Articles

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Can School Districts Eliminate Kindergarten?

Can School Districts Eliminate Kindergarten?

Is it legal to wipe out an entire kindergarten program? Isn't it mandatory for districts to offer kindergarten? The reality is that parents in some districts have found that no kindergarten programs are available for their children.