Books for Beginning Readers

online picture books

Picture books are a fun way for kids to start reading.  The pictures encourage kids to figure out the words as they move through the story.  Although reading isn’t a skill necessary for Kindergarten readiness, many children pick up reading at a very early age.  Even if you have a child that isn’t interested in… Read More

Help Preschoolers Learn to Write Their Name

One of the skills children need to learn for Kindergarten is being able to write their own name.  It is a skill that gives kids a real sense of accomplishment when they know what their name looks like and that they can actually write it themselves. But it is important to know how the children… Read More

Fun Number Writing Activities

Playing games is often a fun way to help preschoolers learn basic concepts.  Rather than make it drudgery, make learning fun.  Both parents and teachers can help make learning fun when they think outside of the box and try some novel ideas to learning.  Kids will be much more receptive to learning new things when… Read More

Tips to Help Kindergarteners Practice Addition and Subtraction Skills

The following tips are creative ways to seamlessly integrate addition and subtraction facts while playing board games that use dice.  (To see the video version of these tips, case visit Kidnexions) Tip #1: Opposites attract. Did you know that the opposite sides of a rolling a die great for practicing the combinations that make ‘7’.… Read More