Parents' Corner

How About Trying These Fun Ways to Teach the Alphabet?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Mar 01, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Learning the alphabet is one of the necessities of life, and there are many fun ways to teach the alphabet to your kids.

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Topics: Kindergarten, Child Development, Learning, Preschool

Why Potty Training Charts Are Only a Good Start For Toddlers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 09:25 AM

Many parents rely on potty training charts to help get their children to use the toilet. This typically starts between the ages of 18 to 24 months. And most children are usually potty trained by age 3.

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Topics: Kindergarten, Child Development, Toddler Care

Preparing for Kindergarten: What Does Readiness Mean?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Parents can play a key role in getting their children ready for kindergarten. But how do you know if they’re prepared for kindergarten? What does readiness’ really mean? 

Here are five specific areas where you can assist your child.

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Topics: Kindergarten, Learning, Toddler Care

6 Things Parents Should Know About Kindergarten Readiness

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Getting your child prepared for kindergarten is important, without a doubt — but it’s also important to educate yourself on the changing requirements for kindergarten. To help, we’ve gathered plenty of quality information all in one post. Here are six things parents should know about kindergarten readiness.

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Topics: Kindergarten

What is Math Readiness?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 01:26 PM

When your child starts preschool — and then kindergarten and then elementary school — he or she should have certain skills to get the most out of his or her education. Here are strategies to use at home to help make sure your child is math ready. 

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Topics: Kindergarten, Preschool

Kindergarten Prep Can Be Fun—and Doesn’t Need to Be Fancy

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

When you think about kindergarten prep, it’s typical to think about reading and math—and, while those are core foundations of learning, there are other areas to consider. Here are a few examples.

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Topics: Kindergarten

When is the Best Time to Start Kindergarten Prep?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

The perfect time to prepare your child for kindergarten is when he or she is 4 years old, according to Karen Golembeski, Assistant Director of School Transformation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Golembeski said early prep does not mean your child should already have the ability of a kindergartner while still in preschool. Rather, it means that it’s a crucial time to make sure your child is strong in age-appropriate skills.

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Topics: Kindergarten

Help Your Preschooler Get Organized

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

If your child started preschool or kindergarten, he or she won’t have heavy homework loads, but it’s never too early to start helping your child to become more organized. That way, when responsibilities do begin to increase, your child will feel more confident and prepared.

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Topics: Kindergarten, Skill Building, Preschool

What Your Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Starting kindergarten is an important transition for your child and it’s important that you prepare your preschooler so that he or she can be successful. So, we at Horizon created an e-book titled Guiding the Way to Kindergarten: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Improve, Maintain & Support Children’s Literacy Skills that you can download for free.

We encourage you to download the e-book. In the meantime, here are some highlights.

In this publication, we share different reading styles and we suggest that you rotate them with your child so you can see what works best for him or her. Take a look at the styles we listed and see how your child responds.

We also included ten steps to becoming a good reader; here are the first three:

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Topics: Kindergarten, Learning

5 Easy Early Learning Activities for Your Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Certain educational programs designed for your toddler can be a little complicated. Early learning tools don’t have to be intricate to be effective, however.

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Topics: Kindergarten, Skill Building, Learning, Toddler Care



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