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A Big Day for PreK

A Big Day for PreK

Preschool is big change for your child and for you. Here’s everything you need to know about supporting your new preschooler.

Parent Guides

Review general curricula for preschool, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the classroom.
Whether your child attends school a few hours a week or several hours a day, there's much to do. Help make this transition as easy as A, B, C!
Keep your kids reading with our guide to great book lists, book-related articles, and activities for children aged 3-5.
Take a peek at some of the major achievements of this age, and get a more in-depth view of the many things that children this age are learning!
These free printables are perfect for all kids aged 3-5. Browse by subject.

Articles to Help You and Your Child Get Pre-K Ready

Whether your child is a creature of habit or lives for change, starting school is a big deal!
Understand the many approaches to early childhood education.
Playing and reading with your child is a perfect way to spend time together — and build abstract thinking skills at the same time.
Preschool is a lot more than finger-painting and graham crackers. Here are six skill-builders your preschooler encounters throughout the day.
Preschoolers experiment with ideas to help them figure things out.
Get your toddler ready for preschool with these 7 strategies.
Ease preschool drop-offs with these simple suggestions.
Try these tricks to help your preschooler play the waiting game.
As your child grows, she becomes more sophisticated in noticing and classifying the people she encounters every day.
Look for these signs of progress in your pre-reader.
Welcome to the amazing world of Pre-K reading. Learn tips and brighten your child's future successes.

Parent-to-Parent Blogs

Try these 5 tips to help establish new routines, calm first-day jitters, and prepare your new preschooler for his big day in PreK.
Here are 5 simple ways you can help to develop and strengthen your child's social skills outside the classroom.
10 great books to help prepare your child for the first day of preschool.
You are not simply reading a story -- you are developing and helping to create a reader.
The best way to help kids learn the alphabet is, in my opinion, via fun and games. Here are some resources you might like for your youngsters.

Essential Book Lists

These books can help ease worries and make the classroom a little more welcoming.
Check out these versions of classic tales with less text and more colorful illustrations than the originals. Perfect for preschoolers!
Delight your child with the rhythms and sounds in these perfect books for read-alouds.
Introduce your little one to diverse characters using these diverse books for ages 3-5.
Whisk your little one into dreamland with these charming tales.

Videos

Quizzes & Videos

Prep for success by helping your child to be more organized.
Help your child succeed without stress and grow into a happy kid.
Motivate your child by identifying her learning personality.
Learn how you can help your kids build concentration skills at home.

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