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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.

Child telling time

Quick Tips for Teaching Time Concepts

There are many abstract concepts children might struggle with, including the idea of time. Here are a few tips to help teach time quickly and easily.

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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, […]

kindergarten testing explained

Understanding Kindergarten Testing

Kindergarten is a major event in your child’s life. It’s a point of transition from a safe environment into new, unfamiliar surroundings, with many other children, teachers and a different daily routine. Also, many schools administer kindergarten testing as a readiness evaluation tool. As a parent, your job is to help your little one cope […]

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Kindergarten Testing Explained

There was a time not too long ago that when a child turned a certain age, they simply went to kindergarten, whether they had any preschool behind them or not. There were no tests, and the only requirement was that the child was a certain age. That seems to have changed in many parts of […]

The Most Important Factor For School Readiness

In 2007, research data from six longitudinal studies covering over 36,000 preschoolers was analyzed to determine factors important for school success in children preparing for kindergarten. According to Northwestern University researcher Greg Duncan, “We find the single most important factor in predicting later academic achievement is that children begin school with a mastery of early […]

10 Things Children Should Learn in Kindergarten

The kindergarten year is packed with activities and lessons that children absorb in order to be successful throughout their entire school career. Today’s kindergartners are expected to begin the year ready and willing to learn. By the end of the year, here are 10 areas teachers are hoping new first graders have a handle on. […]

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The Five Domains of Kindergarten Readiness

Ready for school? The National Education Goals Panel* defines kindergarten readiness through five domains or pillars: Physical and Motor Development, Social and Emotional Development, Approaches to Learning, Language Development, and Cognitive Development. A Closer Look at the Five Domains of Kindergarten Readiness Physical and Motor Development refer to a child’s physical development, physical abilities, and living […]

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