Tags >> Kindergarten
Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Ready, Set, Read!
When my son, Michael, was four years old someone gave him a video of his favorite movie “Star Wars.” The problem was he could not yet read. So, each time the movie started, as t... Read more
Reading programs at your local library are an awesome way to get your kids to read over the summer. But not all kids are inspired to read by these programs. Some just need that extra nudge. Turning reading into an adve... Read more
Is it me, or does it feel like it’s tough for kids to find time to read for pleasure during the school year? Sure, there’s the book before bed, but I am talking about having a stack of books and no schedule. No s... Read more
Why don’t all school districts, across the country, have full day kindergartens?
Spring is the time of year when parents usually register their children for the upcoming kindergarten year. For many parents, whose schoo... Read more
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s great to relax with some family games that will keep learning skills sharp. Here are two family-friendly games that are easy and fun to play:Game 1 “Find the ... Read more
This past Monday night I chose to be the voice of my young students.
In front of school committee members, the superintendent, and 300 or so parents of my school community, I spoke on behalf of all East Providence elementary ... Read more
The first day of kindergarten is undoubtedly near the top of the “parenting memorable moments” list. My oldest is going into her junior year in high school and I still remember her first day of kindergarten... Read more
I love the fact that the unstructured nature of summer gives kids a chance to explore, discover and experiment. When my kids were little they would spend hours in the woods in our backyard exploring, building, creating... Read more
Getting ready for Kindergarten was top on my mind on my way to work this morning. You see, I was at a cookout last night with a bunch of families who had soon-to-be kindergarten kids and many of the conversations center... 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