Ten Things Your Child Should Know (Pre-K through 5th Grade)

Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade

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Ten Things Your Child Should Know about Reading, Writing and Math: Pre-K and K

This book focuses on key skills you should focus on before your child starts school and during their first year in kindergarten. Shapes, letters, sounds, basic words, recognition of numbers, counting and basic arithmetic are all skills you can focus on with your child when he or she starts school.

Ten things Your child Should Know about Reading, Writing and Math: 1st Grade

Now that your child is in first grade, he or she will be expected to take addition and subtraction further. She will be asked to master fact families, to count higher, to read slightly more complex words, and to prepare for more advancements in her mathematical skills.

 

Second Grade and Third Grade

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Ten Things Your Child Should Know about Reading, writing and Math: 2nd Grade

In 2nd grade children should focus on learning more of the mechanics of reading, taking on more letter combinations, understanding more about how books are organized and taking their mathematical skills further. You can support your child in the areas of math and reading because many children who don’t pick up the skills they need in reading (especially) tend to fall behind in future grades, such as third grade and beyond.

Ten Things Your Child Should Know about Reading, writing and Math: 3rd Grade

Now you really begin to see your hard work pay off. Many teachers will not focus on the basics of reading beyond this point, so it’s important to still work with your child on the fundamentals. Children will be introduced to multiplication, will read more frequently to learn information, will begin to write short paragraphs and sentences and will already be expected to have mastered carrying over and multi-digit addition and subtraction.