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  • Smiling Kindergarten Girl Holding Stack of Books
    Indoor Activities
    Make Your Own Book Mobile
    Make Your Own Book Mobile Your child's first book report assignment can be very stressful. It's hard to know what elements go into a book report, how much detail to go into, and how to present the information. You can circumvent this anxiety by...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Vocabulary Memory Game for Kids
    Vocabulary Memory Game for Kids This game is best played when your child has a set of vocabulary words he needs to learn. In school, this frequently happens when there are words that are specific to a theme or are found in a book he's reading. I...
  • 5-Year-Old Write Backward
    Cognitive and Psychological Development
    I Need Help! My Five-Year-Old Writes Backward
    Is it normal for a kid to write backward, especially when they're learning? Our expert weighs in on this grandmother's concern. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Learning to Read: Sight Word Catcher Game
    Learning to Read: Sight Word Catcher Game As your child begins to learn sight words, practice vocabulary, and look for high-frequency words in the world and print around her, she needs a way to do it without it feeling like work. It can be more...
  • Preschool boy holding red pencil
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Name Writing
    Kindergarten Prep: Name WritingThe step following mark-making is letter writing, creating symbols that are recognizable to you and to your child. Young children often make the most progress writing the letters in their name before writing any ot...
  • Young girl on floor painting picture
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Writing Tools
    Kindergarten Prep: Writing ToolsIn learning to write, your child first needs time to explore a variety of writing tools. Over time you will introduce how to hold writing tools properly and your child will begin to perfect her skills in using tho...
  • Travel Games Printables
    Word Fun -- On the Beach
    Have someone give you the parts of speech that are listed under the blank lines. Fill them in and then read the story out loud to hear about a funny day at the beach. ...
  • common core confusion: a guide to understanding your child
    Helping With Homework
    Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork
    Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork If you have a school-aged child currently learning under the Common Core Standards, you might have noticed that the curriculum your child is learning is vastly different from...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Close up of child
    Reluctant Readers
    10 Tips to Engage Reluctant Readers
    According to the U.S Department of Education, a child's interest in reading for fun diminishes after the age of 3. Lack of interest, reading difficulties, and a fear of being made fun for what they read are all reasons why your child might be hes...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • learn to spell flash cards 4
    Spelling Printables
    Learn to Spell Flash Cards 4
    Color and cut the flashcards, and fill in the missing letter to spell what is in the image. ...
  • Interactive Alphabet ABCs App
    Mobile Apps
    10 Best Apps to Help Kids Learn to Read
    From learning the alphabet to stringing letter sounds together, reading requires a foundation of many skills. These interactive apps can help provide the building blocks of reading, focusing on literacy skills including phonetic awareness, site w...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Learn to Spell Flash Cards 1
    Spelling Printables
    Learn to Spell Flash Cards 1
    Color and cut the flashcards, and fill in the missing letter to spell what is in the image. ...
  • School and Learning
    Spelling
    Spell That City!
    Can you spell the names of these cities in the United States? ...
    Holly Hartman
  • School and Learning
    Spelling
    Spelling Quiz
    Test your spelling skills with these tricky words. ...
    Holly Hartman
  • School and Learning
    Reading Difficulties
    Reading Disability and Driver's Test
    Find out how to request modifications in the written driver's test exam for someone with a documented learning disability. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grammar
    Misused Words Quiz
    See how much you know about commonly confused and misused words with this quiz. ...
    Borgna Brunner and Erin Martin
  • School and Learning
    Literature
    Poetry Movements and Genres
    Test your knowledge on notable poetry movements and genres. ...
    Borgna Brunner
  • School and Learning
    Literature
    Little Women Quiz: Quotes
    Test your knowledge on the book Little Women with this quiz on memorable quotes. ...
    Shmuel Ross