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7 great chores for kindergartners
With busy schedules, many parents opt to "just do it themselves," but now is the perfect time to teach your kindergartner how to pitch in.
5 great chores for preschoolers
This is a great age for kids to start pitching by doing a little fun, age-appropriate housework. Here's what your preschooler can handle.
Parent help on school projects: where to draw the line
They're supposed to be done by the kids. But all parents help, don't they?
The basics of learning to read
This video helps parents of beginning readers understand how a child learns to read, from letters and letter sounds to understanding a story. It explains the five foundational skills of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also offers tips on how parents can help their kids practice these skills, and become a better reader. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in preschool and kindergarten.
How to create a love for reading
Helping a child learn about the things she loves can foster a lifelong passion for reading, especially for beginning readers. This video explains how parents of beginning readers should support reading in any form, whether it's a storybook, comic book, or magazine. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
10 tips to boost 6th grade math skills
Try these fun ways to boost your child's sixth grade math skills — without a worksheet or textbook in sight.
As screen time goes up, grades go down
Study shows that as children's screen time goes up, their grades fall.
8 ways to support third grade reading
Try these activities to help your third grader master essential reading skills.
8 ways to support second grade reading
Easy activities to help your second grader master essential reading skills.
Seven fun ways to work math into your kids' everyday routine.
8 ways to support first grade reading
Try these activities to help your first grader master essential reading skills.
8 ways to support kindergarten reading
Try these activities to help your kindergartner master essential reading skills.
8 ideas to win over a picky eater
Parents of picky eaters share their top tips for making sure their kids eat a balanced diet.
Help! My child worries about tests
Our daughter is a good student who likes school, but at the mere mention of the word "test," she gets anxious. How can we help her reduce her test stress?
Board games: More than fun and games
Turn off the TV and get cozy with some old-fashioned board games. Your kids will have a ball and develop valuable learning skills while they play.
Are US parents insane about sports?
Parents are investing more and more time, money, and emotional effort into their kids' sports — despite what the research shows is best for kids.
Who's afraid of Algebra II?
Research confirms what we often see in our own homes: when a parent fears math, they can pass that fear along to their kids like a cold.