1st Grade Milestones and Obstacles

Learn about some of the academic and social benchmarks your child will face this year.

Do You Know What Your First Grader Should Know?

Will he spend this year learning about math and reading? Find out with this quiz. read more

First Grader Having Problems in School

How can parents go about identifying the real reasons for their child's difficulties in school? read more

Follow That Line

Use this printable to help strengthen your child's fine-motor skills. read more

How They Grow in First Grade

How They Grow in First GradeWhere They AreThe average six-year-old is extremely egocentric and wants to be the center of attention. She: read more

Is My First Grader Being Challenged?

Read tips to determine whether your young child is being challenged in school. read more

Ready for First-Grade?

What tests or evaluations should be performed to decide whether a child is ready for first grade? read more

Starting First Grade Without Reading Skills

First grade is when children traditionally learn how to read; a child does not need to enter the grade already reading. read more

Summer Birthdays

See what our expert has to say about appropriate ages to start first grade. read more

What's Missing?

Use this printable to help strengthen your child's fine-motor skills. read more