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The brain of a first grader can be tough to predict. One minute, your little one has it all figured out, and the next, he's making no sense at all. As a parent, you may not know what to think. Luckily, we've got it broken down for you. Check out this slideshow to learn what first graders are like and what you can do with yours.
As second graders show a sharp growth of body, they are also experiencing an amazing growth of mind. They're getting smarter, which changes their lives at school and at home. For parents, this can be an exciting change, but it also brings new challenges. Read this slideshow to learn what's going on in your child's head and what you should do as a parent.
Kindergarten marks a year of huge intellectual growth in children. They're learning to read, talk and listen. They're getting better at following rules. Their memories are improving. All these new powers mean new skills for you to master as a parent. Read this slideshow to learn what intellectual milestones your child will pass during kindergarten and what you can do to help.
In third grade, children are really growing up. They have a couple years of elementary school under their belt, and they're past many basic learning milestones. So what comes next? What can you expect to see from your child this school year? Read this slideshow to find out what's happening in the excited minds of third graders.
Hopscotch, jump rope, dodgeball; these playground games for kids aren't only fun, but they actually boost brainpower! Check out our picks for games that promote learning while busting up boredom.
Here's a quick review of some of the best rhyming games for toddlers, as well as the important skills your child will learn as she plays.
An expert guide to the mental development of kindergarteners.
Expert advice from a school psychologist on how parents can better understand their first grader.
It's bedtime, and your 4-year-old is ready for her nightly story, and you reach for a worn, beloved print book instead of an eReader stocked with fairy tales. Most parents shy away from eBooks for kids, but can they help your young reader?
Ages-old philosophical concepts are embedded in books, films, music, TV shows, comics, and video games, and can add meaning for young thinkers.
Everybody procrastinates, but not everybody is a procrastinator. Here's why kids procrastinate getting things done, and what parents can do to help.
Find out if your preschooler is developing normally, as well as what to do if you suspect she might be experiencing a developmental delay.
Self-regulation is increasingly being seen as a good predictor of a child's academic success. What is it, and how can parents help their child learn it?
Early Childhood Screening is probably not something that most parents are familiar with, but heads-up: it may be coming to your area soon!
An overview of developmentally appropriate block play.
Play dough can enhance children's cognitive development, fine motor skills, language development, and science and mathematical understanding.
This article discusses the different theories of child development including maturational theory, psychoanalytic theory, behaviorist theory, and more.
It's the morning of the standardized test and your first grader has inexplicably come down with a stomachache. Is the timing a coincidence, or is your child worried about the exam? Here's how to tellâand test anxiety solutions to ease his worry.
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