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Preschool Practice: Shapes and Colors!

Preschool Practice: Shapes and Colors!

Recognizing objects as red or blue, round or square might seem like child's play, but it's integral to a child's cognitive development, and sets the stage for math concepts from sorting and patterning to geometry. Try these fun activities to help your child master colors and shapes.

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.

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!

Preschool Summer Reading List

Preschool Summer Reading List

Looking for summer reading ideas? Here are our four picks for a solid gold summer of reading with your preschooler.

Preschool Reading: Comprehension and Sequencing

Preschool Reading: Comprehension and Sequencing

Reading comprehension and sequencing are two pre-reading skills that preschoolers can practice before they can read themselves. Here's how parents can help develop these important skills.

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 ...

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.

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?

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.