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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.

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.

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 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?

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.

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 ...

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?

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?

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?