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Kindergarten: Milestones and Development Articles

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.

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 Learning Disabilities: How to Get Your Child Evaluated

Kindergarten Learning Disabilities: How to Get Your Child Evaluated

With a little research and determination you can get your kindergartener the services she needs to be successful in school, from the very beginning. Here's how.

The First Day of School

The First Day of School

As the first day of school approaches, excitement is in the air. If your child is starting kindergarten, there's probably more than excitement, there's a bit of anxiety, too. Here's how to combat a stomach full of butterflies-- your child's and your own.

Physical Milestones: Kindergarten

Physical Milestones: Kindergarten

The new school year is coming fast. But there are still a few more weeks of summer to get your child ready. Here's a breakdown of what a kindergartener should be able to do physically, so you can keep your child on track:

Sugar and Spice: Why Rhyme Is So Nice

Sugar and Spice: Why Rhyme Is So Nice

Rhyme is a staple of American childhood. Kids learn early on how Jack and Jill went up the hill and the Cat in the Hat came back. As kooky as these rhymes are, they may actually have a serious role in child development: research shows that rhyme is a powerful tool in helping children learn to read.

Throw an "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Graduation Party

Throw an "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Graduation Party

Throw a kindergarten graduation party with an "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" theme.

Could My Kindergartener Have Sensory Processing Disorder?

Could My Kindergartener Have Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory processing disorder, a once little known neurological disorder, is fast becoming a household name, and many kindergarten parents are wondering if their child may be affected.

Kindergarten Routines and Schedules...And Why They Matter

Kindergarten Routines and Schedules...And Why They Matter

Circle Time. Readalouds. Walking in line: these classic kindergarten routines are the bread and butter of the kindergarten menu. How can you help your child adjust? Here's expert advice on how to set up routines at home that will empower your kids and help them in school, too.

The Early Reader Isn't Always the Bookworm

The Early Reader Isn't Always the Bookworm

If you've got a young child, you've probably seen it already: the pressure's on to read early. Maybe you've heard other parents choosing academic preschools or debating different reading software programs. Nowadays, you might even catch a kid or two reading chapter books by the end of kindergarten.