Kindergarten

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Kindergarten is optional in California. Years ago, it was once a time for children to learn to play together and sing and enjoy painting. But schools have made it the new first grade, with reading and writing instruction, and testing! And children are suffering. Kindergartners are not ready for this. If your 5-year-old is ready to learn something without crying, then help them. But if reading aloud and play works best, then make that the basis of your kindergarten.

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101 Books Every Child Needs to Hear Before Kindergarten

101 books that should be read to every child before kindergarten! An ultimate book list with a free printable book list to take to the library.

Your child's social skills in kindergarten are more important than their academics Here are five to focus on building in your kiddo. Play Based Learning, Kids Learning, Early Learning, Early Years Maths, Daycare Organization, Kids Sleep, Child Sleep, Baby Sleep, Social Skills For Kids

Your child's social skills in kindergarten are more important than their academics

Here are five to focus on building in your kiddo.

How To Produce Elementary School Much More Enjoyment New Harvard Study Shows The Dangers Of Early School Enrollment - Foundation For Economic Education Pre K Programs, Health Care Policy, School Enrollment, Education Issues, Preschool Programs, Harvard Medical School, Early Reading, Early Literacy, Kids Health

New Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment | Kerry McDonald

“Our findings suggest the possibility that large numbers of kids are being overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD," said Timothy Layton, an assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard.

Delaying kindergarten enrollment until age 6 reduces ADHD symptoms in Children - Danish study could help parents in viewing the pros and cons of postponing enrolling their child in kindergarten up to a year later. Adhd Symptoms In Children, Adhd Kids, Mental Health Benefits, Improve Mental Health, British Values, Education Issues, Education Quotes, Kindergarten Readiness, Baby Development

Delayed Kindergarten Enrollment Dramatically Reduces ADHD In Children, Study Shows

Delaying kindergarten enrollment for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children, according to a recent study. Researchers found that a one-year delay in enrolling a child in ...

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4 Things Worse Than Not Learning To Read In Kindergarten

The year Sam started kindergarten, he turned 6 in October. He was one of the oldest children in his class, and he didn't know how to read. When he starte...

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5 Tips for Homeschooling with Toddlers

Schooling your children at home can be tricky, but homeschooling with toddlers can be even trickier. Try these 5 tips to make it work.

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What I Learned In One Day at Kindergarten

A mom sends her son to kindergarten because she doubts her ability to continue unschooling, but it only lasts one day.

For various reasons, kids are attending full day school at an earlier age. Starting school early is risky, some kids are simply not ready yet. Training Courses, Training Programs, Kindergarten Registration, Child Care Services, Teaching Skills, Scary Mommy, Starting School, Chicago, School Readiness

What your kindergartener really needs to know - Simple Homeschool

It’s not as tidy as a long checklist of skills. But if you ask me, the following five things are what a kindergartener really needs to know.

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Test prep for 5-year-olds is a real thing. Here’s what it looks like.

'This is kindergarten. We force children to take tests that their brains cannot grasp. We ignore research that proves that children who are 5-6 learn best experientially. We rob them of precious free play that teaches them how to be good citizens, good friends and good thinkers.'

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If Kindergarten Wasn’t So Much Like First Grade, We Wouldn’t Need To Delay It

A new study has found that delaying kindergarten until the calendar year when kids turn seven has serious benefits for students.

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An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

We haven’t met yet, but we will meet soon. I need to apologize in advance because I am going to be one of “those” parents. You know, the ones who are constantly checking in, perhaps over protective…

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Cursive Handwriting Words Worksheets For Kindergarten and Preschool

Download free printable cursive handwriting words worksheets for preschool and kindergarten at http://www.manyworksheets.com

Reading scores have declined across the board. But the reality is that reading pressures are causing kids to read too fast, too much, too soon. Reading Test, Student Reading, Teaching Reading, Pre K Programs, Full Day Kindergarten, Psychology Says, Psychology Quotes, School Psychology, Site Words

We're Pressuring Students to Read Too Fast, Too Much, Too Soon

No wonder reading scores are on the decline.

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Burned Out in Kindergarten?

Our obsession with academic rigor in the early grades has gone too far.

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Want Your Kids to Do Well at School? Send Them Outside to Play

The decline of free play time in favor of structured learning has resulted in never-seen-before sensory issues and emotional problems in young children.