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Kindergarten: Milestones and Development Articles

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.

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:

Sugar and Spice: Why Rhyme Is So Nice

Sugar and Spice: Why Rhyme Is So Nice

Rhyme is a staple of American childhood. Kids learn early on how Jack and Jill went up the hill and the Cat in the Hat came back. As kooky as these rhymes are, they may actually have a serious role in child development: research shows that rhyme is a powerful tool in helping children learn to read.