preschool

Should You Red-Shirt Your Kindergartener?

Should You Red-Shirt Your Kindergartener?

For parents of kids with birthdays close to the cut-off date for kindergarten registration, the debate can start almost as soon as they’re born: Should we red-shirt him? Will she be ready for kindergarten that soon?

Use This Trick For Teaching Your Kid Colours 

Use This Trick For Teaching Your Kid Colours 

When my daughter was very young, we would read the toddler classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? In the story, the title character spots a red bird, a yellow duck, a blue horse, a green frog, a purple cat, a white dog, a black sheep and a…

How To Teach Your Kid To Hold A Pencil 

How To Teach Your Kid To Hold A Pencil 

I recently attended a kindergarten orientation meeting, where – to my relief – the principal said there are only two things parents need to do to get a kid ready for school: 1) Keep reading to your kid. 2) Make sure they have a good pencil grip.