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Choose from a selection of dozens of printable skills worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarteners organized by broad learning areas to print and complete at home.
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Make sure your child is ready for school with online and printable versions of our free kindergarten readiness checklist.
Use our expandable kindergarten curriculum page to review detailed kindergarten state academic standards broken down by major learning area.
If you’re a parent uncertain about whether to send your child to preschool, consider that preschool offers invaluable benefits that can greatly impact the course of your child\'s life.
A child\'s ability to learn and understand language begins in infancy. Some pediatricians believe that reading to a child in the womb not only familiarizes them with words and sentences, it also sets the stage for early vocabulary expansion.
Early education is a fundamental part of building a foundation of lifelong learning through the support of emotional wellness and cognitive development for every developmental stage. By training in Early Childhood Education, important opportunities become available to help build the future of children from birth to young adult.
Try these fun and educational lessons, games, and worksheets to help kids start reading and prepare for kindergarten.
Here are a few educational games for kindergarteners that have proven to be fun for children while teaching them fundamental skills they will need later in life
There was a time not that long ago that when a child turned a certain age, they simply went to kindergarten, whether they had any pre-school behind them or not. Now you may find that they need to take a kindergarten test.
Many children begin writing or \"play writing\" well before they can read even the simplest words. Here are three early childhood writing activities you can use to guide your child\'s writing enthusiasm and help develop their creative talents.
According to Northwestern University researcher Greg Duncan, \"We find the single most important factor in predicting later academic achievement is that children begin school with a mastery of early math and literacy concepts.\"
Think your child may be ready to start reading? A child with a head start on reading and literacy has a greater chance of success in the first years of school and is more likely to finish college compared to children who begin to read at a later age.
Rhyming is one of the first skills that children can practice to start understanding letter-sound-word relationships and can be a fun way to expand early vocabulary by building on familiar word patterns that children are already comfortable with.
Getting ready to start school today is dramatically different than it was when we were children in many ways. Children are more aware of the adult world, more sophisticated and certainly more aware of technology and the internet than was imaginable even a few years ago.
Many young children have held more computing technology in the palm of their hands than most of us experienced in the first several decades of our existence. Computers are smaller, lighter, faster, and more ubiquitous than ever before and will play an ever increasing role in our children\'s lives, especially in their education.
Before kindergarten and preschool children learn to read phonetically, they can begin memorizing common words (also known as sight words or Dolch words) that make up most of the written text they\'ll read in their lives. About 200 words make up between 50% and 70% of all English text!
Ready for school? The National Education Goals Panel* defines school readiness through five domains or pillars: Physical and Motor Development, Social and Emotional Development, Approaches to Learning, Language Development, and Cognitive Development.
Few dispute the benefits of reading aloud to young children, and there are many reasons that reading to children is important. Here are 10 of the best reasons to make a habit of cracking open a book with your child on a daily basis.
Today\'s children are more exposed to technology than ever before. Lesson plans developed for preschool and kindergarten children can benefit from including a technology component. Computers, as well as tape recorders, video recorders and other technical tools, will help children experience the digital world in fun, new ways that weren\'t possible before.
Playtime with your child should be fun and stimulating for both you and your child. While your little one is learning from your behavior, you can take cues from your child as to his or her learning style and attention span.