Before the big day
Make sure your preschooler is ready for kindergarten with our four-week plan. We know that sounds intense, but it's actually just simple things you can do each week to make the transition to school easier.
At age three, you can start teaching your kid how to properly hold a pencil. And don't worry, there are lots of fun ways to teach this fine motor skill.
Want to raise a voracious reader? Here are five ways you can encourage your preschooler to get reading.
Just like your little one, the list of school supplies necessary for kindergarten is quite short.
So you've taught your kid the ABCs...now what? These fun alphabet games will help them start to recognize letters, which is one step closer to learning to read.
"If you're worried that your child isn't ready for kindergarten, you're not alone." One mom shares what she and her daughter learned after a year of full-day kindergarten.
I hope that starting kindergarten will help my baby grow up (but just not too quickly, please!).
"When I signed Addy up for junior kindergarten, I had mixed feelings. Well, more skeptical than mixed. The thought of starting school at three-turning-four seemed a little intense (and/or insane). But I was wrong."
"I couldn't help but feel I'd made a horrible mistake. I wondered if I should have held Isaac back, effectively 'redshirting' my December baby."
Tricks from teachers
Nobody knows this age group better than kindergarten teachers. We spoke to the country’s best to find out the most effective tactics and strategies they use to manage kids' behaviour.
So your kid is about to start kindergarten and you're not sure if either of you are ready. A few kindergarten teachers revealed what you can do now to get your preschooler prepared for the classroom experience.
Help your kid prepare for school with a little help from some adorable bears, a Norse goddess and even a teacher!
Both you and your preschooler are probably feeling anxious about the first day of kindergarten. These tips can help make the transition to school less scary.
What to pack in their lunch bag
No sandwich, no problem! Find new lunch inspiration with these make-ahead ideas.
It’s time to break out the Thermoses! These soups, pastas and saucy meatballs are perfect for school lunches.
Your thirsty kid will love sipping from one of these awesome water bottles at school.
Let your kids know you're thinking about them by putting one of these funny cards in their lunch bag. Click the image to download our fun and free PDF.