Preschool: School and Academics Articles
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.
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.
Here's our essential guide to all things preschool math, plus expert book picks to make learning fun!
Looking for summer reading ideas? Here are our four picks for a solid gold summer of reading with your preschooler.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
How can parents tell whether their child's preschool is adequately preparing him for school, or placing way too much pressure on him?
Here are twelve ways to engage your preschooler, every time you open a book.
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