First Grade Development and Resources - FamilyEducation

1st Grade

Discover what's going on in your first grader's classroom, find out how you can improve her academic performance in school, and learn how to encourage her educational development at home.

Addition and Subtraction at Home

These math games are perfect for children to play at home so they can improve their skills in addition and subtraction. read more

Addition Practice

Children practice making a variety of number sentences that total 12. read more

Advanced Curious George Double Vision Activity

Promote attention to detail with this visual discrimination game. Children must closely compare and contrast these two Curious George illustrations to find twelve subtle differences. read more

Animal Hide and Seek

Kids can learn more about animals with this word search and guessing game. read more

Class Vote for Favorite Season

Children practice reading a pictograph by surveying the favorite seasons of their classmates. read more

Counting Zero

Children identify which objects are missing to learn the number zero. read more

Cozy Cats

See if you can find all 19 of the listed items hidden in the cuddly kitties printable. read more

Curious About Math?

Develop addition skills with this Curious George math activity. read more

Curious About Spelling?

Improve children's spelling with this printable activity. Illustrations from the Curious George series provide clues to the missing letter in each word. read more

Curious George Double Vision Activity

Challenge young children to find the twelve differences between two Curious George illustrations. This early learning printable gives kids practice with visual discrimination. read more

Curious George's Transportation

Explore the many ways Curious George traveled during his adventures. This printable activity uses illustrations to review transportation vocabulary. read more

Decision Making

Children must use logic to answer word problems. read more

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

Explore Addition with Fish

By drawing fish in bowls and sorting them, children can write math stories. read more

Family Portrait

See if you can you find a dozen differences between the two family portraits in this printable. read more

Family Reunion

Look through this family reunion printable to see if you can find all the "hugs" and objects listed. read more

Find the Sum

Children practice adding objects in the multiple choice printable. read more

First Grade Science and Health

First Grade Science and HealthWhat Kids Should Learn in Science read more

First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School

Print off this guide of fun and educational activities that will help prepare your students over the summer for the first-grade school year. Included you'll find book suggestions for improving reading skills, grammar worksheets, lessons for community involvement, counting and measurement activities, and more! See our summer learning guides for second grade and other grades. 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

First Grader's Reading Level

According to our expert, there is no reading level that a first grader should be at when school year begins. read more

First-Grade Writer's Block?

How can you help your early writer come up with writing topics? read more

Follow That Line

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

Good Night!

See if you can find the seven monsters and the three "monster" words in this printable. 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

Language Arts in First Grade

Language Arts in First Grade read more

Long Live Literacy!

Where would the three "R's" be without literacy? Take our quiz and learn the facts about reading and writing. read more

Make a Table

Children use a table to solve addition problems. read more

Mathematics in First Grade

Mathematics in First GradeAs in kindergarten, mathematics in grade one is more concrete than abstract. Children's work consists not of hundreds of worksheets with problems such as 2+2=__ but of manipulating buttons and other objects, seeing patterns, and understanding the various uses of quantitative concepts. In this sense children use math in the course of working with science, cooking, health, social studies, reading, and writing. read more