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Kindergarten: School and Academics Articles

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.

Kindergarten: What to Expect from April to June

Kindergarten: What to Expect from April to June

Kindergarten children often bloom by spring, but there's pressure on too: everyone's scrambling to meet End of Year Standards. Take a look at what's coming up--and how you can best help your child.

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.

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.

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.

The First Day of School

The First Day of School

As the first day of school approaches, excitement is in the air. If your child is starting kindergarten, there's probably more than excitement, there's a bit of anxiety, too. Here's how to combat a stomach full of butterflies-- your child's and your own.

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.

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.