Try to broaden your ideas of what our students are capable of—besides math and reading—this year. And just for fun…look at this list checklist from a 1979 child-rearing series: Can your child “draw and color and stay within the lines of the design being colored?” Of course. Can she count “eight to ten pennies correctly?” Heck, yeah, I say for parents of kindergarteners everywhere. “Does your child try to write or copy letters or numbers?” Isn’t that what preschool is for? “Can he travel alone in the neighborhood (four to eight blocks) to store, school, playground, or to a friend’s home?” What the what?! (click to read more)
This article, @Slate was a parent resource in a recent newsletter.