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Make a story map

How you can help at home: In this activity your child sequences the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Word family flip book

How you can help at home: Have your child create this fun flip book to practice reading.

Make a storytelling board

How you can help at home: In this activity your child acts out a story with a hand-made storyboard.

Act out a script

How you can help at home: Read a script with your child to practice reading skills.

First grade learning games and activities

How you can help at home: These games and activities will help your first grader master important academic skills while having fun.

Insider tricks for assessing elementary schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing elementary schools from a distance.

Seven ways music boosts that brain

Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.

Kindergarten: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your kindergartner's development with this handy checklist.

First grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your first-grader's development with this handy checklist.

Fun ways to read with your child

You have a big influence on your child when you read together. Learn how to make the most of this special time.

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