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Preschool: School and Academics Articles

Preschool Math: Mastering Number Recognition and Counting

Preschool Math: Mastering Number Recognition and Counting

In preschool, math learning is all about counting, number recognition, and one-to-one correspondence. Here's how to help your child practice at home.

Amazing Alphabet: Using Magnetic Letters to Master Early Literacy Skills

Amazing Alphabet: Using Magnetic Letters to Master Early Literacy Skills

Magnetic letters provide opportunities for hands-on learning which are well suited for the way young children learn. Round up those magnetic letters and try a few of these fun, multi-sensory activities to help your preschooler master important early literacy skills

Preschool Accreditation: What it Means

Preschool Accreditation: What it Means

Do you know if your child's preschool is accredited? Should you care? Considering the fact that fewer than 10 percent of America's preschools have gained accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, chances are your child's preschool is not one of them.

Preschool Science: Learning at the Park!

Preschool Science: Learning at the Park!

Integrating science into familiar settings can bring the magic of science to life. Here are some fun ways to introduce your preschooler to science at the park.

What Sign Language Can Teach Your Child

What Sign Language Can Teach Your Child

Did you know there may be a way to improve your child's reading before he even begins to read? In the past decade there's been a lot of talk about Baby Sign. Teaching babies sign language for communication before they can talk started out as a fad and has grown to be a phenomenon.

Preschool Science: Learning at the Playground!

Preschool Science: Learning at the Playground!

Here are great ideas to turn your preschooler's romp at the playground into a fun-filled adventure in science!

Choosing a Preschool to Match Your Child's Temperament

Choosing a Preschool to Match Your Child's Temperament

As a child's first teacher, parents are in a unique position to understand their child's mood and energy. Many in the field of early education say it's important for parents to take this into consideration when choosing the right preschool for their child.

Preschools of Thought: What Are the Different Preschool Philosophies?

Preschools of Thought: What Are the Different Preschool Philosophies?

Do your child's preschool prospects make you feel like a babe in the woods? It may seem like there are more preschool possibilities than ever before, but as it turns out, alternative preschool philosophies have been around for a lot longer than you think.

Study Shows the Right Preschool Leads to Later Success

Study Shows the Right Preschool Leads to Later Success

A study released by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) shows that the type of preschool a child attends at 4 years old, will affect how he or she learns at 7. The study, the largest of its type to date, followed 5,000 preschoolers in 1,800 schools ...

Universal Pre-K Gaining Traction

Universal Pre-K Gaining Traction

Universal pre-kindergarten, the idea that all children should have access to a preschool program, has been building of a lot of steam lately. The presidential candidates have talked about the need to better prepare children for kindergarten, and prominent advocacy groups have been pushing states to ...