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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 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.

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.

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?

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 ...

Curious Kids! Scientific Learning in Preschool

Curious Kids! Scientific Learning in Preschool

Preschoolers are already actively engaged in scientific learning, both inside the classroom and out. Try a few of these fun and simple ways to engage your child in science learning.

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.