When the day arrives for your child to start his or her first day of school, you may be overcome with emotion as you watch them enter into their new academic environment. It is important to understand that learning processes begin far earlier, as all children possess a natural curiosity and constantly try to make […]
Early childhood education experts say that universal pre-school programs have positive benefits for children, even if the government thinks pre-k resources should only be focused on low-income families. According to researchers, federally-funded pre-k plays an important role in brain development during the early years of life, and preschool helps prepare kids for the increased demands […]
Determining how your child learns will help you to become a more effective aid during the formative stages of his or her academic training. Unfortunately, most kindergarten prep often occurs outside of the home. This means that parents commonly gauge their children’s progress and abilities based on teacher feedback and on the quality of the […]
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In continuing the hot topic of Executive Function in regards to preparing children for kindergarten, according to H. Lee Swanson, PhD with the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside, says “Use your child’s preferred way of processing information. If your child is strong with verbal (auditory) or visual-spatial working memory,” he suggests taking information […]
Is your child ready for kindergarten? School is officially over for most preschoolers. So now the BIG question, did your child’s preschool truly prepare your child for the skills they need for kindergarten or is the real work about to begin for you as the parent? Preparing Children for Kindergarten and Beyond When parents think […]
Preparing preschoolers for kindergarten requires a little prep. During the summer, kids have a lot of fun playing and seldom think about school work. This “summer slide” can make it harder to learn in the first few weeks back to school. Even small children (getting ready to start kindergarten) can experience this problem. The summer […]