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Top Ten List on Why Preschool is Important

There are a number of reasons it is a good idea to send your child to preschool. The following is a look at ten reasons that preschool is important:   Reason one: Preschool helps prepare children academically for kindergarten. Most preschools focus on learning letters, numbers, shapes, days of the week, etc. When a child […]

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Reasons Why Preschool is So Important

Preschool is important because it helps kids become kindergarten ready. When a child attends a regular preschool, they obtain the skills necessary to be successful in kindergarten. Here are a few of those skills: Listen to stories without interrupting. Granted kids are going to interrupt on occasion, but younger children have shorter attention spans, and […]

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Why is Preschool So Important?

There are a number of reasons that a parent should consider sending their child to preschool. Preschool is a great learning and social environment that can aid in preparing a child to enter kindergarten and go to school on a regular, full time basis. When a child has the experience of preschool first, they are […]

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When Should You Consider ‘Redshirting’ Your Kindergartner?

Academic redshirting is the practice of delaying a student’s entrance into kindergarten to allow another year for emotional, intellectual, and physical development, thereby improving the student’s likelihood of success. It also allows an additional year to develop the necessary motor skills to thrive in a kindergarten setting. This can greatly benefit some children, but does […]

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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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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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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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What is Redshirting?

The word or term redshirting can be used in a couple different contexts.  The most familiar way that redshirting is used is for an academic reason. When you use academic redshirting you are allowing the student or child an extra year to gain different skills.  This will allow the child to be current with the […]

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How to Determine Your Child’s Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten readiness involves several aspects. It is important that your child is academically ready for kindergarten. However, it is equally important that they are emotionally, physically, and mentally ready as well. If your child is going to suffer from separation anxiety, or doesn’t have the hand coordination to write, etc. then kindergarten will be a […]

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Clues to Kindergarten Readiness

  Even though most of kindergarten readiness is determined by the age of your child, there are certain developmental skills that they should have mastered before starting kindergarten. In addition, in order to succeed academically, there are some certain skills they ought to have mastered.  Here are the academic things your child needs to be […]

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Tips for Starting Preschool at the Right Time

Preschools tend to take kids from ages two to four, and so it can be hard to know when it is the right time to start your child in preschool. Of course, there is not a blanket answer to that question, in fact, it depends highly on both the child and the preschool you want […]

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When Does My Child Start Preschool?

Preschools will allow children to enroll at various ages. Some preschools are only for kids who are four and up, others start as young as two, others say the child simply has to be potty trained, etc. So, how can you know when to start preschool for your child? Consider the following: It depends on child. […]

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Alphabet Songs

Does your child need to learn their ABCs? Does he or she struggle to remember the letters and the sounds they make? One great, classic way to teach your child the alphabet is to match them the ABC song. The following are some great examples of alphabet songs that will help your child remember the […]

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