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Kindergarten: Milestones and Development Articles

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.

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.

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.

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:

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:

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.

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.