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Activities for Readers, Grades 2-5

Talking, playing and even cooking with your child can help reinforce the reading skills learned in school. Here's how.

What to expect in second grade

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

Second grade: Helping your child with reading

One simple secret for helping your second grader with reading.

Second grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your child's progress in second grade with this handy checklist.

Second grade: What your child should know

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

What worked: Creative learning tips for second through fifth grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

Your second grader and music

In a rich music program, second graders develop their understanding of pitch and melody, play instruments and learn about famous musicians.

Your second grader and PE

By putting a creative spin on games, second graders exercise their bodies (and imaginations).

Your second grader and technology

Your second-grader will learn to use technology tools like clip art, email, and even simple graphing software.

Your second grader and science

Second graders study the states of matter and how they transform through heating and cooling.