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.
We're now experiencing the effects of less play and pretend in kindergarten as children and teens have higher rates of depression, anxiety, narcissism, and suicide. We need only to look at Germany, Japan, and Finland to get back on track and restore joy and wonder to the classroom.
Tired of hearing the f-word all the time? Here is a list of family friendly f-words that should be used more often.
Is your child ready to take on the challenges of kindergarten? Are you ready to send them off with confidence? Here's a list of things they should know before starting.
This article is about kindergarten which is a lovely stage in a child’s life where they turned three or four but are yet to start primary school.
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.
As a long-time educator, I'm disheartened by the way we now teach reading at school. We make kids memorize sight words, drill them on digraphs and blends, and emphasize speed over comprehension. Most tragically, parents are too often left out when they're the most effective reading teachers of all.
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.
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.
Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.
This article has printable kindergarten worksheets that you can download and print to make learning fun.
I'm a former Kindergarten teacher, and I've also had experience in Pre-K. Now, my daughter is five, and headed to Kindergarten in the fall! Allow me to share with you.
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.