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My Child Is Falling Behind in School. Now What?

Is your child struggling or falling behind in school, and you don’t know what to do? Move forward pr…

How Kids Develop Skills From Birth to Age 5

What skills develop during the first five years? Here's how babies, toddlers, and preschoolers typic…

Video: What Reading Fluency Looks Like in Kindergarten

What does reading fluency look like in kindergarten? Get an idea of how kindergartners read by watch…

Developmental Milestones for Middle-Schoolers

What skills do middle-schoolers develop? Here are typical social, language and physical developmenta…

What Your Child Is Expected to Learn in High School

Learn about the academic skills your child should learn in high school. Read about the math, languag…

How to Know If Your Child Is Ready for Preschool

How do you know if your child is ready for preschool? Being potty-trained and somewhat independent i…

Skills Your Child Needs for Kindergarten

Is your child ready for kindergarten? Use this kindergarten readiness checklist to see if your child…

How Kids Develop Thinking and Learning Skills

How do kids learn? Kids learn by building brain connections called “neural pathways.” Read more abou…

Developmental Milestones From Birth to Age 1

What skills do babies typically develop from birth to age 1? See a list of cognitive, physical and s…

Developmental Milestones for Typical 1-Year-Olds

What skills do children develop at age 1? Check out physical, cognitive, language and social develop…

Developmental Milestones for 2-Year-Olds

What skills do toddlers typically develop between ages 2 and 3? See a list of cognitive, physical, a…

Developmental Milestones for 3-Year-Olds

What skills do 3-year-olds have as they approach age 4? Check out physical, language, and social dev…

Developmental Milestones for 4-Year-Olds

What skills do 4-year-olds typically develop? Explore this list of developmental milestones for 4-ye…

Developmental Milestones for Kindergartners

What are the developmental milestones for kids in kindergarten? See a list of typical 5-year-old dev…

Developmental Milestones for First Graders

What skills do 6- or 7-year-olds typically have by the end of first grade? Explore physical, languag…

Video: What Reading Fluency Looks Like in First Grade

Do first graders typically read text fluently? Learn about reading fluency and reading skills in 1st…

Skills Kids Need Going Into First Grade

Is your child ready for first grade? Here are the academic skills (math, reading, and writing) kids …

Developmental Milestones for Second and Third Graders

What are the developmental milestones for second and third graders? Find out what skills kids typica…

Video: What Reading Fluency Looks Like in Second Grade

What reading skills do second graders typically develop? Are they reading smoothly? Watch this video…

Developmental Milestones for Fourth and Fifth Graders

What skills do 10- and 11-year-olds develop? Learn about physical, cognitive and social developmenta…

Academic Skills Your Child Needs for Fourth Grade

Is your child ready for fourth grade? Find out which math, language, reading and writing skills stud…

Academic Skills Your Child Needs for Fifth Grade

Is your child is ready for fifth grade? Learn some of the key math, language, reading and writing sk…

Academic Skills Your Child Needs for Sixth Grade

Is your child is ready for sixth grade? Learn some of the key math, language, reading and writing sk…

Academic Skills Your Child Needs for Seventh Grade

Is your child is ready for seventh grade? Learn some of the key math, language, reading and writing …

Academic Skills Your Child Needs for Eighth Grade

Is your child ready for eighth grade? Learn some of the key math, language, reading and writing skil…

Developmental Milestones for High-Schoolers

What developmental skills are typical in high school? Here are physical, language, and social milest…

Academic Skills Your Child Needs for High School

Is your child is ready for high school? Read about key math, language, reading and writing skills ki…

How to Decode What Teachers Say About Your Child

Teacher comments aren't always clear, including their concerns about learning and thinking differenc…

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