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Itís important to understand what is reasonably expected of your child(ren) at various developmental levels. 

The two links below are simply meant as a general guide in understanding your childís development and will likely be adjusted to fit your needs as you work with them.  Straight from the Minnesota "horse's mouth", The Early Childhood Indicators of Progress are intended to be used as a guide for children in the preschool period of ages 3 to 5. The indicators are based on widely held developmental expectations observed in a child approximately four years of age. It is expected that most children will meet the majority of these expectations by the end of the pre-kindergarten year. Because normal development varies greatly from child to child, the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress document is intended to be a flexible guide in describing a child's individual progress.  The same is true for the Arkansas Infant/Toddler Care Frameworks, adjusting for age, of course.

Depending on the age(s) of your child(ren), look over (don't try to memorize) the guide applicable for you to get a feel of whatís expected.  Since it was written for educators used to the jargon, don't feel silly is some of the wording is confusing to you.  It can be a bit overwhelming if you try and remember all the information given.  Remember, it's there if you want to go back to it, just get a feel for what's expected.  If you want real specifics and your child is close to age 4, contact your childís school district for a Kindergarten readiness checklist specific for your school system. 

Minnesotaís Early Learning Standards for ages 3-5 - Minnesota is known for its successful academic programs.

Arkansas Framework for Infant and Toddler Care - for birth to age 2, easy to follow

More Links:

Most Frequently Used Words - This great resource has broken down the top 1000 most frequently used English words into sets of 100 based on usage.  Approximately one-half of all written works contain the first 100 of these words.  Many of them are simple words (articles, prepositions, pronouns) that a kindergartener/first grader can learn - based on his/her skill level.

Everyday Spelling - Find out the 25 most misspelled words at each grade level (grades 1-8)

Enchanted Learning - produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.

Learning Fonts - for traceable fonts to use in handwriting or simply for game creations

ABC Teach - For kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers, ABC Teach has
free printables (5000+ free printable pages and worksheets) as well as membership printables (over 15,000 worksheets).

Starfall - A myriad of online activities for children, parents and teachers!

 

Children's Classes

Michaels Kid's Club - Imagination Saturdays - Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join.
30-minute sessions at 10am, 10:30am, 11am or 11:30am.
Cost includes supplies.

 

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