Free Kindergarten Skills Assessment
This free Kindergarten Skills Assessment is designed to be completed by kindergarten-aged children, with the help of parents and caregivers if necessary.
The assessment consists of approximately 16 to 20 fun, Flash-based questions to test your child's knowledge across multiple kindergarten learning areas (the exact number of questions will vary based upon your child's responses). Additional questions can be answered if desired.
Children are not expected to score perfectly across each question category. However, it is hoped that the questions and the topics they cover provide insight into your child's unique core knowledge and highlight areas that may still be in need of skill development. Click here to get started.
Kindergarten Testing Explained
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. (continue reading)
Three Early Childhood Writing Activities
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. (continue reading)
The Most Important Factor For School Readiness
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." (continue reading)
Assessing Early Literacy Skills
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. (continue reading)
Expanding Vocabulary with Rhyming Games
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. (continue reading)
Reading To Your Child - 10 Reasons To Do It
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. (continue reading)
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