Emotional Rewards of Reading to Your Child: 5 Years Old

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As your 5-year-old is most likely thinking about starting school, reading can be an emotionally rewarding way to reconnect for both parent and child: As your child starts school, she will be exposed to reading in a more academic way. But keeping it personal and fun at home is important. In … [Read more...]

Best Books for 5-Year-Olds

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Your child is starting on the journey toward reading independently, but this is a more important time than ever to keep reading books out loud to him. Here’s why: Kids this age still enjoy beautiful picture books, but they can also focus on and enjoy chapter books. Their listening … [Read more...]

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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There is no single list of things your child should be able to do before entering kindergarten. And as long as your child meets the age and residency requirements, American public schools must accept your enrollment. Most children will not have already mastered every item in this quiz before … [Read more...]



Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

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Did you know that August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month? Here are a couple easy things that you can have your child do to get ready for the big transition: Practice writing her name. One fun way to do this is to send postcards to loved ones, and have her "sign" the bottom. Practice … [Read more...]