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Does our approach to teaching math fail even the smartest kids?

Here’s why the math education your children need is most likely not what their school is teaching.

Your kindergartner’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Reading is all about developing knowledge, which is something kindergartners do all year long – even while they’re learning their ABCs.

Frijole formula

Help your kindergartner build math skills with this bean-counting activity.

What to expect in first grade

Learn about what to expect for your child in first grade.

How Can I Help My Child with Homework?

My child is absolutely ecstatic about going to kindergarten, or "big kid" school as she refers to it. However, we are having a problem with her weekly homework assignment. She refuses to adhere to the guidelines of her assignments. For example she will...

How Can I Help My Left-Handed Child?

How do you help a left-handed child with various fine motor skills like cutting correctly (she cuts very awkwardly), and writing (she writes mirror image)? Is it purely developmental, or should I be encouraging her to turn it around? Lefties think differently as well, and...

Is my kindergartner expected to read?

What is the developmentally appropriate expectation for kindergartners with regard to reading? I have a 6-year-old boy who is in kindergarten. He knows his letters and the sounds of each letter. He is making progress blending the sounds and reading words. He is not...

My Kindergartner Reverses His Letters

My son reverses some of his letters. Should I point this out to him, or is this just part of learning to write? How can I help him to write the letters the correct way?

My Kindergartner Refuses to Write or Draw

My child refuses to write his name or make any attempt at drawing pictures. When given a pencil, crayons and paper he just makes small marks in the same place until there is a hole in the paper. He just says, "I can't."...

My kindergartner already reads. Will she be bored?

I am the mother of a 5-year-old girl currently attending kindergarten. We've spoken with her teacher about the curriculum planned for this year and among other great things, he stated that he will be teaching the kids to read. The problem is, our daughter...

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