Rhyming Words

Effortless Rhyming Strategies for Ages 3, 4, and 5

Rhyming skills are one of the best predictors of future reading and writing success. Use these strategies to give your child a literacy head-start with rhyming skill-building activities.

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Four Tips to Teach Your Child to Count to Twenty

Helping your child to develop strong number sense is one of the best ways to help them prepare for math in school and later in life. Luckily, there are many fun and easy ways to help your child learn to count to 20. The following tips will help you teach your child to count to 20, […]

Project & Collaboration Based Learning

Effective Project Based Learning for Young Children

Project based learning can be a truly effective way for young children to learn new skills. This is especially true for children in kindergarten and preschool. It is a way to teach a child not to isolate itself. It teaches a child to problem-solve and work in a group. This new, modern way of learning differs […]

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All About Dolch Sight Words

The Dolch sight word list represents the most common words in daily language and, if learned at an early age, can help children master early literacy skills well ahead of their peers.

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What Does Common Core Mean for Early Learners

As school curriculums and employer demands become ever more challenging, it stands to reason that children need to prepare more thoroughly for their future academic and business endeavors. This has led to the creation of the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as a way to ensure that children receive sufficient training in the core academic […]

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Is Preschool Worth it or Recommended?

Is preschool worth it? In fact, is it really all that important? As soon as children turn 3 or 4, these questions start bothering most devoted parents. There’s both a lot of pressure to send the kids to preschool and arguments that they are better off at home with the parents. Therefore, it’s understandable if you […]

Your Child Can Learn Life Skills Through Games

While we all like playing games, children are especially drawn to games and game-like activities. This makes games the perfect vessel for children to learn life skills. Specially designed “learning games” are some of the most efficient learning tools you can find. Utilizing such games with your children, will help them acquire valuable skills that will serve them immensely later […]

Assessing Early Literacy Skills

Think your child may be ready to start reading? A child with a head start on reading and literacy has a greater chance of success in the first years of school and is more likely to finish college compared to children who begin to read at a later age. There are a number of methods […]

Computers in Early Childhood Lesson Plans

Today’s children are more exposed to technology than ever before. Lesson plans developed for preschool and kindergarten children can benefit from including a technology component. Computers, as well as tape recorders, video recorders and other technical tools, will help children experience the digital world in fun, new ways that weren’t possible before. Incorporating computers into […]

Four Fun Kindergarten Educational Games

When children are between the ages of about three and six, one of the most important things you can do for them is to integrate their play with learning through fun educational games. Your child may think that he or she is playing a “game,” when in fact they are learning a variety of skills, […]