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.
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.
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.
Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.
As an educator, I'm saddened by the way we now teach reading to young children: making them memorize sight words, drilling them on digraphs and blends, and emphasizing speed over comprehension. Most tragically, parents are left out of the equation when they're the very best reading teachers of all!
Through verbal praise, behavior charts, and reward systems, discover positive ways to reinforce good behavior in young children.
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.