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  • 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...
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    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...
  • 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. ...
  • TallyTots preschool math app
    Mobile Apps
    Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid
    Want to encourage your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Download these cool apps for all ages, which allow kids to dabble in everything from counting and fractions to astronomy and computer programmi...
    Erin Dower
  • Fall Printables
    Fall Fun To-Do List
    Celebrate the cooler weather with this printable checklist of fun fall activities. Print it out to hang on your fridge, and check each one off as you go along! ...
  • Child
    Penmanship
    5 Common Handwriting Struggles and How to Solve Them
    Handwriting is a complex skill, so it isn't surprising that many children have a hard time mastering it. Poor handwriting skills can make your child stressed and anxious, cause problems with his or her schoolwork, and keep him or her from wanting...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Addition and Subtraction Printables
    Play Money
    Print this play money to help kids learn to count and manage dollars and cents! Cut out the realistic bills and coins for hours of math-related fun. ...
  • Spring Printables
    Spring Fun To-Do List
    Celebrate the warmer weather with this printable checklist of fun springtime activities. Print it out to hang on your fridge, and check each one off as you go along! ...
  • 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
  • Winter Printables
    Winter Fun Checklist
    From simple pleasures to exciting excursions for all ages, this winter fun checklist is a sure-fire way to cure your child's cabin fever. Print it off to hang on your fridge, and check each activity off as you go along. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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
  • President baby names, Lincoln
    Choosing a Name
    Which Name Gets Your Vote? Top 12 U.S. President-Inspired Baby Names
    No matter your political persuasion, you must admit that some U.S. presidents' names happen to make very cool baby names — for both boys and girls. Check out our list of the best president-inspired baby names, from Kennedy to Theodore, and see ...
    Erin Dower
  • Young girl in tank top reaching for applw on tree.
    Activities for Kids
    10 Apple-Themed Crafts and Activities
    Cool, crisp autumn weather just screams apple season, doesn't it? Get your kids in the mood for fall with these apple-themed crafts, activities, and recipes. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Painting
    Geometry, Color, and Piet Mondrian
    Geometry, Color, and Piet Mondrian Age: Elementary and upTime: 30 minutes or moreType of Activity: Art Materials needed: White paper Red, yellow and blue paints, markers, or crayons Black marker Ruler Pencil Paintbrush Water Containers ...
    Andrea Mulder-Slater