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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 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.

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 ...

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 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?

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.