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.
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.
Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.
Through verbal praise, behavior charts, and reward systems, discover positive ways to reinforce good behavior in young children.
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.
Today, we're experiencing the effects of less play and pretend in kindergarten as children and teens now 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 bring back the joy and wonder.
As a long-time educator, I'm disheartened 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 often left out when they're the best reading teachers of all!
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.
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.