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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.

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.

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.

How to Practice Preschool Letter and Name Writing

How to Practice Preschool Letter and Name Writing

Just how do preschoolers make the jump to writing their names and the other letters of the alphabet? And is there a right and wrong way to teach your child to write?

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.

Curious Kids! Scientific Learning in Preschool

Curious Kids! Scientific Learning in Preschool

Preschoolers are already actively engaged in scientific learning, both inside the classroom and out. Try a few of these fun and simple ways to engage your child in science learning.

Preschool Learning: More than ABCs and 123s

Preschool Learning: More than ABCs and 123s

New research shows that teaching preschoolers both academic and social-emotional skills leads to greater school readiness overall. How can teachers do double duty at school, and what can you do to support social-emotional development at home?

Is Your Child Failing Preschool?

Is Your Child Failing Preschool?

How does a child fail preschool? Find out why some children fail preschool, and more important, how to avoid it!

Preschool Math: All Sorts of Sorting!

Preschool Math: All Sorts of Sorting!

Sorting and classifying objects helps children begin to notice how items are alike and different, and creates an awareness that is vital for math learning.