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Back-to-School Resources for September

Your little one has grown by leaps and bounds. Maybe they’re attending Preschool now, and putting their shoes on all by themselves! Your preschooler loves to assert her independence in many ways. Pouring her own drink, getting her own snack, and choosing which show to watch, in some cases, over and over again! Here are […]

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How Do You Know If Your Child Is Ready For Kindergarten?

Is your child ready for kindergarten? Many parents are concerned when that particular summer rolls. While most children are ready, children mature and develop at certain rates. The differences in development can be significant in young children, and some children will benefit from another year in preschool or staying home with mom and dad. There […]

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The Importance of Your Preschool Lesson Plans

As a child, when did you start to learn how to socialize with other people and understand what teachers and parents have been teaching you?  Each person is different and remembers at different points in their life when something began to make sense to them.  Did you know that the many things you have learned […]

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Preschool Lesson Plan Basics

Teaching preschool is a fun and interactive way for an adult to associate with preschool aged students and children.  Having the right lesson plan is very important.  The more effective your lesson plan is, the more the student will learn and the more they will achieve throughout their life.  The lessons need to not only […]

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Basic Preschool Skills

Your child is starting school in a year or two, and you are worried that they won’t cope. Here are some of the basic skills you can teach your child to help them prepare for school. 1. Your child needs to be able to hold a wax crayon, pencil or felt tip pen properly. Coloring […]

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What are the Benefits of Preschool for Parent and Child?

There are a number of benefits for sending your kids to preschool, here are some of the top reasons preschool is a great idea: One of the best benefits of preschool is that they get to be with a teacher, and are introduced to a classroom setting, where the teacher is the authority figure, and […]

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Redshirting for the Right Reasons

Making the decision to redshirt your child needs to be made for the right reasons.  Do you send your child to kindergarten because they are of age or do you redshirt them for a year so they gain a year of maturity?  This decision needs to be made by the parent.  Delaying your child a […]

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Reading, Rhyming and Arithmetic with Your Preschooler: Preschool Songs

Have you ever noticed that preschool songs are very repetitive?  Authors, educators and song writers have purposely written the preschool songs this way.  The reason they do this is to help your preschool student learn the different skills that are needed to succeed.  Among those skills that are needed are: Reading Memory Listening Communication Movement […]

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What are the Benefits of Preschool?

Many parents like the idea of preschool just to get their kid out of the house for a few hours a week and doing something different, but what are the real benefits of preschool? Should you send your child? Exercise: Believe it or not, one of the biggest benefits of preschool has to do with […]

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All About Ring Around the Rosy and Other Preschool Songs

Have you ever stopped and listened to the preschool songs and nursery rhymes that your child is singing?  Many of the songs will have a rhyme or a repetitive phrase that is being used over and over.  Educators, authors and songwriters have created the rhyme and song that way to help your preschool student use […]

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Redshirting Basics

Redshirting is many times referred to when you hold a student or child back a year in school.  This will give the student a chance to increase their academic and social skills with the teacher and other students.  Making the decision to redshirt a child usually happens around the cutoff of the child’s birthday or […]

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Is Redshirting A Good Idea for Your Child?

Redshirting your child can be used for two different things.  You can redshirt your child to improve their athletic capability or you can redshirt your child for their academic career.  Redshirting is becoming more popular with the academics.  Making the decision to redshirt your child can be a difficult one.  While you want your child […]

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Your Preschooler’s Cognitive Development

Enrolling your child into preschool is the beginning to your child’s academic career and social interaction.  In preschool, your children will learn how use their cognitive development, which includes their memory, creativeness, senses (see, touch, hear, smell) and also use their imagination to communication what they are thinking and how to put their thoughts into […]

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Cognitive Development in Preschoolers

Cognitive development is the development of the brain that we all use.  The functions that are included are thinking, learning, awareness, judgment and processing information.  Learning these functions is key to a preschooler.  In children between the ages of 2 to 7, they are in the pre operational stage of their memory.  They use symbols […]

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Kindergarten Readiness and Your Child

As a parent it is smart to worry about what your child should be able to do and what they should know before kindergarten. You do not want your child to start off behind, so making sure they are kindergarten ready is key. The following are some of the skills a child to should have […]

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What to Look for in Your Child for Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten readiness is something that can really worry parents. Is my child ready? Are they going to be behind? What do they need to know before they start? There are all kinds of questions about what you need to do as a parent to get your child ready for kindergarten. Many of the skills a […]

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