Posts Tagged:Kindergarten

How Much is too Much in Kindergarten?

This article originally found at NPR Nowadays, kindergarteners are learning things that are increasingly more complex. When I was a child, kindergarten consisted of sitting on a mat playing games like duck-duck-goose and who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, naps, and play-doh. It was also about preparing for going to a higher grade. Of…

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The Surprising Connection Between Pincer Function and Kindergarten Readiness

By Felicia Williams What is one of the most important skills your kindergartner needs to know when he enters the doors of his classroom in the fall? He needs to know how to grip a writing tool. It is an action we often take for granted, but for a little kid it is a skill…

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Whatever Happened to Old School Recess?

There are many “never ending” debates in education. One of them is over the positive effects of recess on students.  This debate always puzzles me because, as far as I can remember, there is proof that there is a positive correlation between recess and student achievement. However, it seems that despite the results of the…

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Young Children Reap Benefits by Starting Kindergarten Later

Original article found on educationnews.org. In a recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, children who start kindergarten a year later gained mental health benefits as well as increased self-regulation of attention and hyperactivity span in the classroom. According to researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a child starting kindergarten a year…

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There Are Worse Things Than Not Learning How To Read In Kindergarten

By Giovanni Zaburoni There are many studies that say when children fall behind in kindergarten, it’s hard for them to catch up to the level of their peers in the third grade. Furthermore, if they still aren’t caught up by then, it’s almost impossible to catch up academically. A woman named Gaye Groover Christmus wrote…

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Kindergarten Teacher Gives Useful Parental Tips

Imagine a room full of five and six year-old children overflowing with energy and excitement. Kindergarten is often the first year of formal instruction for most children. It is a critical year in the academic, social and emotional development of a child. Kindergarten teacher, Shamone Mitchell M.Ed gives parents useful tips about being involved with…

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Help Your Kindergartners Learn How To Read With Apps

By Giovanni Zaburoni Kindergarten is an important time for children. They are in the beginning stages of their education. What is learned during this time carries on as they progress in their academic careers. Reading is one of the most important skills a child can learn, and studies show kindergarten is when those skills really take…

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Check Out This 5-year-old Who Embodies Famous Black Women

I am sure that many of you have seen the programs and projects that children did in honor of Black History month, but Cristi, a mother in Kent, Washington, has gone above and beyond in her creative way of teaching Lola, her daughter, about important Black icons. Every day during the month of February, Cristi…

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How Early is Too Early to Send a Child to School?

By Angela Wills Parents are often anxious, nervous, and excited as their little ones approach school age. Although these emotions are quite common, the question lingers if sending children to school so early is actually best. A study conducted by Stanford University reveals that Danish parents who delayed sending their children to kindergarten for up to one…

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