10 waiting games to play with young kids
Waiting doesn't have to be synonymous with whining. Try these deceptively simple on-the-go games that sneak in skills your child needs in kindergarten.
Could early math skills matter more than early reading skills?
Research suggests early math skills are a better predictor of academic success than early reading skills — but preschools aren't teaching them.
How academic should a preschool be?
The best preschools blend play time and "seat work," helping develop academic skills while allowing children to learn through play.
Getting ready for kindergarten!
Going to kindergarten is an important milestone. Here's how to help your child be ready.
Like a Sponge podcast: The M-Word
Essential? No doubt. Well-loved? Oh, please. In the first episode of Like a Sponge, GreatSchools' new podcast for parents on the science of learning, we explore why math fills so many Americans with fear and loathing, and what experts are doing to change the math story for your child.
One key kindergarten math skill
Counting to 100 is more than 1, 2, 3. For kindergartners, it's learning to count by 10s and learning to count on.
Seven fun ways to work math into your kids' everyday routine.
Shapes and sizes preschool worksheets
Your child will enjoy learning geometric shapes, learning visual discrimination, and, of course, coloring, with these great preschool worksheets about shapes.
Your child will enjoy connecting the dots to find clowns, dinosaurs, flowers, stars, planets, and more — all while improving coloring, counting, and drawing skills.
5 fun spatial awareness worksheets
Help your preschooler learn spatial words — like above, on, and behind — with these early math worksheets. It'll help your child understand (and maybe follow) directions at school.
5 kindergarten worksheets about shapes
Little ones need to recognize and name squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles. Let your child color, draw, and count her way to understanding shapes with these math worksheets.
Kindergarten counting and adding worksheets
Easy as 1, 2, 3! Help your child practice early math skills — counting to 10, adding one more, writing numbers, and more — with these five kindergarten math worksheets.
1st grade addition worksheets
Give your child a little extra practice adding 2-digit numbers — it's a big math skill in first grade.
1st grade worksheets on telling time
Can your first grader tell time to the nearest half hour? Give your child practice drawing hands on clocks, reading digital and analog clocks, writing the time, and more.
Our 5 favorite 1st grade math worksheets
Boost your first grader's math skills — from telling time to counting change and adding and subtracting 10 — with these math worksheets.
Common Core math for preschoolers?
Wondering what your child should know before kindergarten? These are the 8 basic math skills your preschooler should learn.