How We're Doing Kindergarten All Wrong in the U.S. and What We Can Learn From Countries Doing It Right
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 Ways Kindergarten Has Been Destroyed But Parents Don't Seem to Notice or Care
Kindergarten is a German word that means "children's garden," a poetic way of imagining a child's first year of formal education. Sadly, we've drifted away from that vision of kids playing, exploring, and being in nature. Instead, we demand they learn to read, write, count, sit still, and listen.
A Sample Reading-Tutoring Schedule With Materials for a Kindergartner or First Grader
Sometimes kids in kindergarten need some tutoring. Here are some ideas that can help get your child up to speed or even ahead academically in terms of reading.
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.
Jack and the Beanstalk Activities for Preschool 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.