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Snack Steps

Putting the steps of a recipe in a logical order will help prepare your kindergartner for writing stories.

Think 3-D: Make a pop-up book

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a creative book to write a story in.

Are we there yet? Travel games for the road

From counting cows to tracking miles, here's a collection of travel games to keep the whole family happy on your next vacation.

Telling Tales

How you can help at home: This activity will prepare your young child for learning social studies by building an understanding of family and generations.

Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

Create an Obelisk

How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.

Jinx the kindergarten jitters

Prepare your kindergartner for the start of school with activities, stories, and just plain talk about the exciting journey ahead.

Book Nook: Books for Kindergartners With Positive Messages

Darlene Kenny has been the librarian at San Francisco's Clarendon Elementary School, a California Distinguished School, for 20 years. Darlene recommends these books with inviting illustrations and positive messages.

Bright ideas from readers: Test-taking tips

GreatSchools parents share how they help their kids squash test stress.

Play a matching game

How you can help at home: Try this fun game that helps students think about how words are related.

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