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Preschool: School and Academics Articles

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?

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.

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.

Preschool Math: All Sorts of Sorting!

Preschool Math: All Sorts of Sorting!

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.

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.

The Essential Guide to Preschool Science

The Essential Guide to Preschool Science

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!

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.

Is Your Child Failing Preschool?

Is Your Child Failing Preschool?

How does a child fail preschool? Find out why some children fail preschool, and more important, how to avoid it!