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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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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 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.