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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.

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.

Focus: The Big Challenge in Kindergarten

Focus: The Big Challenge in Kindergarten

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.

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.

Speech Development in Kindergarten: What's Normal?

Speech Development in Kindergarten: What's Normal?

Does your kindergartener still struggle to pronounce certain sounds? Although your first reaction might be to worry about speech delays or impediments, difficulty with a few sounds in kindergarten is still normal. So how much of what your child says can be understood, and how will you know when to ...

Kindergarten Independence: 7 Products That Teach Kids to Get Ready for School Themselves

Kindergarten Independence: 7 Products That Teach Kids to Get Ready for School Themselves

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:

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.

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.

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.