Kindergarten: Milestones and Development Articles
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.
What do kids really gain from working and playing in the garden? Here are the skills that kindergarteners learn from all that digging.
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.
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 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:
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.
Reading, writing, and arithmetic are headline items in kindergarten, but there's a crucial skill that underlies success in all of them. It's a child's capacity for focus, and without enough of it--well, a young learner can get into big trouble. Read here to see how you can help.
Throw a kindergarten graduation party with an "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" theme.
As kids make the jump to kindergarten, they'll be expected to do more and more on their own. You can help, by encouraging independence at home. Here are seven items that teach kids to get ready, without help from mom and dad:
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.
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