Did your child master the skills they need to be ready for next year? Here’s a rough idea of the academic and social skills that kids acquire in second grade. If your child is not proficient in some of these areas, don’t worry. No two kids are alike, especially when it comes to hitting developmental benchmarks. Choose a few to work on this summer, but keep things low pressure — for you and for your child! Keep in mind the bigger goal, which is helping your child love learning.

By the end of 2nd grade, kids should be able to:

Find out more about your second grader and reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

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Updated: May 27, 2021