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First Grade: Milestones and Development Articles

Gender Differences: 1st Grade

Gender Differences: 1st Grade

Although every human being is unique, researchers have pinpointed differences in male and female brain development and hormone levels that affect children’s learning styles. Here are some of the neurological differences you may notice in the years ahead:

How a 1st Grader Thinks

How a 1st Grader Thinks

Your rambunctious first grader is always curious and asking questions, but how much actually gets through? Here's what the experts have to say on the topic.

Physical Development Milestones: 1st Grade

Physical Development Milestones: 1st Grade

First graders have a year under their belt and are feeling pretty confident. They love to demonstrate their abilities and aren't too inhibited as to where, whether in the grocery store, the bank, or a crowded restaurant! Here's the lowdown on movement milestones for first graders:

Teach Problem-Solving

Teach Problem-Solving

Clinical psychologist Erik Fisher says most first graders understand that they have many choices when deciding how to act, but they often rush head-long into the wrong ones.

Help for Speech Development: 1st Grade

Help for Speech Development: 1st Grade

If your child reaches first grade with a speech problem, whether a lisp or mispronouncing a sound, she should see a specialist. But you can help, too. And you can do it from home, in ways that feel more like fun than practice.

Lucky Age 7: Why and How Kids Change

Lucky Age 7: Why and How Kids Change

For many parents, 7 is a lucky number. And we're not talking about gambling. We're talking about kids. At the ripe old age of 7, many kids go through a major transformation. Here's why: