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Kindergarten: Milestones and Development Articles

Routines: Getting Your Kindergartener Out the Door

Routines: Getting Your Kindergartener Out the Door

Is it possible to get a kindergarten kid out the door without losing your sanity? Absolutely, say the pros! Here's advice for making the morning routine easier, from several professional organizers who also happen to be parents.

10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs

10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs

What do teachers really want your child to know on the first day of kindergarten? The top 10 kindergarten readiness skills your child needs, and how to help.

11 Ways to Teach Your Kindergartener Financial Literacy

11 Ways to Teach Your Kindergartener Financial Literacy

Kindergarten is the perfect time to start building financial literacy skills, as kids learn about coins, wants and needs, and how to spend money. Here are 11 ways to introduce financial literacy.

Gender Differences: Kindergarten

Gender Differences: Kindergarten

According to popular lore, by age five, girls are studious junior academics while boys are rough and tumble little terrors. That's an exaggerated view, but not a complete tall tale.

Backwards Letters: Could It Be Dyslexia?

Backwards Letters: Could It Be Dyslexia?

When kindergarteners and first graders reverse letters, are they just hitting a natural bump, or is there something else at work? There's lots of misinformation out there when it comes to dyslexia. Here's advice from two experts on what you should worry about, and what you shouldn't.

Are Today's Kindergartens Anti-Boy?

Are Today's Kindergartens Anti-Boy?

There is a growing body of evidence showing that boys in the United States and Canada are less enthusiastic about school than boys were 20 or 30 years ago. In fact, there are an increasing number of male students who have developed a distaste for everything related to school. What's changed in ...

Developmental Delays: When You Sense Something Wrong

Developmental Delays: When You Sense Something Wrong

As reluctant as your child's teacher may be to admit it, there are a few milestones teachers see as possible indicators for learning disabilities. Here's a list of red flags to look out for in kindergarten.

Your Six Greatest Worries About Kindergarten, and What to Do About Them

Your Six Greatest Worries About Kindergarten, and What to Do About Them

Just because your kid has conquered rookie jitters doesn't mean you don't have Major League anxieties of your own. Here are six questions we hear a lot, about reading, math, attention, speech, hand-eye coordination. Read what experts say about what's on track and what's not.

Kindergarten Gardening: What Kids Learn

Kindergarten Gardening: What Kids Learn

What do kids really gain from working and playing in the garden? Here are the skills that kindergarteners learn from all that digging.

Kindergarten Cooking: What Kids Learn

Kindergarten Cooking: What Kids Learn

When kindergarteners help out in the kitchen, they're learning math, science, and reading. But they're also learning social skills, by working together to make the meal, sitting down together, and helping to clear their plates when they're finished.