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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Parents want to give their Kindergarten or First Grade child a "jump start" for reading and math success, but are often overwhelmed on how to do it!
Experience has taught me that there are three main skills to master. This s... Read more
Remember the excitement and joy you felt when your child started to speak? Sounds led to words, words to sentences, and sentences to conversations. You encouraged their speech with interactions, imitation, questions and comm... Read more
"Wouldn’t my students love this," I thought as three little hummingbirds were feeding from my outstretched hand. I could hear the tiny bird’s distinctive hum and see their rapidly beating wings. I felt their lit... Read more
Here’s an activity that combines visual, auditory, and tactile skills in a game that can help improve national reading standards. I used this game with my own children to increase their interest in reading at an early a... Read more
Playing "logical" games with your child helps them develop critical thinking skills needed for math and reading success. Analogies are just a comparison of two things. These analogy games promote making connections and seein... Read more
|Basic Educational Benchmarks for Your Four, Five, and Six Year Old Child
Apr 22, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy
Parents often ask me what young children should be able to accomplish before entering nursery school, Kindergarten, or First Grade. Following is a basic list of important skills any young child needs for school success. Nat... Read more
This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities:Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City U... Read more
Research confirms the importance of grandparents in a child’s life. The time that grandparents spend, their patience, and their full-life experiences are invaluable to grandchildren. Grandparents are a wonde... Read more
The New Year is a time for reflection and resolution. We tend to get rid of what doesn’t work in our life, and fine-tune what does. Parents want to know how to maximize their young child’s early learning su... Read more
The New Year is the perfect time to hang unmarked calendars, make resolutions and revel in the feeling that we can "start over." And, while it certainly does feel as though our collective slates have been wiped clean, let's n... Read more