What Germany, Japan, and Finland Can Teach Us About Improving Kindergarten in the US
In our nation, we're now experiencing the perilous impact of less play at kindergarten. Kids in the US are battling depression, anxiety, narcissism, and suicide at alarming rates. By looking at Germany, Japan, and Finland, though, we can find inspiration to reboot and restore joy to our classrooms.
5 Reasons Why Kindergarten Today Is Unkind to Kids
Our country's obsession with an "earlier is better" philosophy is cruel to children in kindergarten. A teacher points out how homogeneous reading groups, too many standards and assessments, and the elimination of imaginative play are evidence of this.
A Sample Reading-Tutoring Schedule With Materials for a Kindergartner or First Grader
Sometimes kids can use some extra help getting started in reading. These ideas can help get your child up to speed or even ahead academically.
Teaching Place Value and Number Sense With a Magnetic Number Board
Teaching number sense from 1-100 to young children can be challenging, but is important for a strong foundation in math. This magnetic 100 board made a huge difference for us.
How Parents Can Teach Their Child to Read in 3 Easy Steps
A longtime educator argues that moms and dads are best suited to teach their child how to read. She explains that schools have made it onerous, having kids memorize sight words and drilling them on digraphs and blends. She urges parents to bring back the joy so kids will become lifelong readers.
How to Know if Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Important things to consider before starting kindergarten, a quiz to make sure, and the argument for waiting a year.
Jack and the Beanstalk Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergarten
Lesson plan ideas, videos and worksheets for teaching Jack and the Beanstalk.
A Guide to Using Printable Kindergarten Worksheets
This article has printable kindergarten worksheets that you can download and print to make learning fun.
Sending Your Child Off to Kindergarten: Are They Prepared?
Preparing a child for kindergarten can be easy if you know what your child's school requires. Not only does your child need to be intellectually prepared, but also emotionally prepared. Starting school can be scary for a child.