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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 fourth grade

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

Fourth grade: What your child should know

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

Your fourth grader and PE

Fitness tests measure fourth graders' strength, flexibility, and aerobic abilities.

Your fourth grader and technology

Fourth graders may do Internet research and use various types of software to complete activities that build on their classroom learning.

Your fourth grader and science

Fourth graders study electrical circuits as well as the properties of conductors and insulators.

Your fourth grader and math

Real numbers in the real world: Fourth grade math emphasizes applying what kids know and knowing what they apply.

Your fourth grader and the arts

In a rich art program, your child will learn about visual arts, music, theater and dance.

Humor books for fourth graders

Your grade schooler will love these stories that make light of rabbit vampires, wimpy kids, and more.

Your fourth grader and reading

In fourth grade, children read across subject areas, thereby building more complex research and analytical skills.