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Kindergarten: Milestones and Development Articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Kindergarten Teacher Tricks that Parents Need to Know

Kindergarten Teacher Tricks that Parents Need to Know

At home, lots of kindergarteners struggle with issues like transitions and directions. Kindergarten teachers see this in school, too. But there's good news: lots of great teacher tactics work just as well at home.

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.

How a Kinder Thinks

How a Kinder Thinks

Kindergarten, the first big step in your child's educational career. Your child might be a little nervous, and you might be, too! One way to fight those nerves is to understand your child's mental development, so you'll know not to sweat it if there's an idea he just doesn't understand yet.