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Camp Kindergarten Family Literacy Night

I am so excited to share some amazing ideas from our Kindergarten team at my school. <br>We are lucky enough to have a corporation foundation that offers …

My love-hate relationship with full-day kindergarten - Today's Parent

Gillian on her first day of full-day kindergarten. Photo: Jennifer Pinarski<p>In the weeks leading up to my four-year-old daughter’s <b>first day of school</b>, …

HOW LONG SHOULD YOU READ TO YOUR KIDS EVERY DAY? - Kids Activities

Why educators say kids shouldn't miss kindergarten

December is a rough month for attendance among kindergarteners at Los Angeles schools where winter sick days and extended family vacations take their …

Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching

In the past, I have covered many studies that look at the efficacy of game based learning. But a recent study from A-GAMES, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, is significant because it looks at the way games impact the learning experience and the …

Helping Kids Get Ready for Big School

Labels: learning<p><b>Helping Kids Get Ready for Big School</b><p>by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com<p>This article was originally published in my Fun with …

Kids

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Parents Should Teach Children How To Write Before Kindergarten, New Research Finds

Children of the Information Age are inundated everyday with written words streaming across smartphones, tablets, and laptop screens. Yet the constant …

Research

Report Rips Common Core for Imposing Standard Reading Requirements on Kindergarten Tots

Huh. Sensible enough. Different kids are ready to learn different things at different times. Apparently, they're not identical products stamped from …

Education

Does Tracing Sight Words Help Children Learn?

Does tracing words help kids learn to read and spell them? Teachers have been asking children to trace letters, words, and numbers as a way to help …

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<i>Part 4 in the series Learning In the New Economy of Information.</i><p><b>By Shawn McCusker</b><p>We live in a world where we are constantly connected to information. …

9 Things Your Kid Really Learns in Kindergarten

November 30, 2014 at 8:54 AM<p>Love them or hate them, the <b>Common Core State Standards</b> are being swiftly implemented into schools and programs throughout …

Common Core

10 Ways to Explore a Book: “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” Alternative

At a recent regional early literacy workshop, a few of us we’re tossing around the idea of starting a “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program at …

What if all classrooms were like Kindergarten classrooms?

If you've never had the opportunity to visit a Kindergarten classroom, you should find time to do so.<p>To be frank, they are really amazing …

Does play-based kindergarten help children academically?

<b>OISE prof observing play-literacy interface in classrooms</b><p><i>Jenny Hall</i><p>When the kids in a kindergarten class that OISE professor Angela Pyle was …

Pedagogy