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Kindergarten: Milestones and Development Articles

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.

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.

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.

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:

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.