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Math for Preschoolers: More Than Just Counting

Math for Preschoolers: More Than Just Counting

With all the focus on language and literacy in the early years, math seems to be a forgotten subject. But in order to prepare for the math skills they'll be expected to grasp later, children need early exposure to mathematical concepts.

Kindergarten Readiness: More Than Academics

Kindergarten Readiness: More Than Academics

Parents struggle every year to decide if their child is ready to take that first big step into formal education. Even in this day and age, when many children get their feet wet in preschool, not all kids are prepared for kindergarten. True, they may be able to do some basic reading and writing, but ...

12 Ways to Foster a Love of Reading in Your Preschooler

12 Ways to Foster a Love of Reading in Your Preschooler

Here are twelve ways to engage your preschooler, every time you open a book.

High-Pressure Preschools: How Much is Too Much?

High-Pressure Preschools: How Much is Too Much?

How can parents tell whether their child's preschool is adequately preparing him for school, or placing way too much pressure on him?

The Essential Guide to Preschool Math

The Essential Guide to Preschool Math

Here's our essential guide to all things preschool math, plus expert book picks to make learning fun!

Kindergarten Sight Words List

Kindergarten Sight Words List

This list contains the most common kindergarten sight words. Although kids won't need to be able to read these sight words until the end of kindergarten, if you've got a pre-K child itching to get started with sight words, this is a great place to start.

All About Preschool: Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

All About Preschool: Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

Just what are phonemic awareness and phonics, and how can you help your child master these important early learning skills?

Academic Preschools: Too Much Too Soon?

Academic Preschools: Too Much Too Soon?

Once upon a time, many children didn't attend preschool at all, and those who did spent their mornings cutting, pasting, and playing house. These days, preschool is a rite of passage, and "academic" preschools that promise to prepare kids for the cutthroat world of kindergarten are becoming more ...

10 Ways to Teach Your Child About the Seasons

10 Ways to Teach Your Child About the Seasons

The science of seasons includes lots of observation, outdoor exploration, and flat-out fun for parents and kids alike. Get started with these 10 ideas.

Preschool Social Studies: Exploring Me and My World

Preschool Social Studies: Exploring Me and My World

Social studies permeate the preschool classroom, from learning about holidays and jobs around town to exploring identity in terms of family and community. Help your child gain insights about himself and the world he lives in with these fun social studies activities for preschoolers.