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Is the School Ready for Your Kindergartner?

Many parents have questions about whether their child is ready for kindergarten. Don’t forget that it’s important for the school to be ready for your child as well.
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Help Your Child Become a Great Problem Solver

Families can help children develop problem-solving skills by taking advantage of opportunities to talk about solving problems. Here are some ways to start a conversation.
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What's Too Scary?

The most important thing a grownup can do is to know an individual child and watch for her reactions to potentially scary images and situations.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Here are some ways parents can prepare so they too can be active participants in parent-teacher conferences.
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Why This Toy?

We talked to Dr. Toy (Stevanne Auerbach) about the value of toys and what to think about before selecting a toy for your child.
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Big Jobs at Home

Your child might take 15 minutes to finish a job you can do in one minute. But in 15 minutes your child can learn a lot!
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Help Your Preschooler Gain Self-Control

When asked about school readiness skills, many teachers say children who succeed in kindergarten know when and how to control their impulses. Here are a few ways families can help children learn self-control.
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Encouraging Healthy Sleep Habits

Sleep is critical to children’s everyday functioning. A good night’s sleep helps prepare children to attend to new experiences, positively engage with others, and build memory and attention skills.
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4 Things Kindergarten Teachers Want You to Know

Kindergarten teachers are passionate about partnering with the families of their students. When families and teachers work together, kids win! Here are four things that kindergarten teachers want you know.
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Coping with Violence

We’ve compiled these online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.
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Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

School classrooms are busy places where young children learn all sorts of things, including social and emotional skills such as how to express feelings and how to work together with friends on a project. Here are some suggestions for helping your child de
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Ready or Not Kindergarten, Here We Come!

While many of us focus on the basics of letter and number recognition or reading skills, kindergarten readiness encompasses more than a few isolated skills. Here are some tips to help you prepare your child for Kindergarten.
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