Preschool: School and Academics Articles
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.
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?
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?
Here are twelve ways to engage your preschooler, every time you open a book.
In preschool, identifying and creating patterns is just the beginning of the mastery of life-long mathematical skills. Here's how to introduce your preschooler to patterning.
Wondering what preschoolers should know when it comes to scientific concepts, and how best to help them? Here's our essential guide to all things preschool science, plus expert book picks to make learning fun!
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.
How can parents tell whether their child's preschool is adequately preparing him for school, or placing way too much pressure on him?
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.
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 ...
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