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Is your child’s Kindergarten classroom Developmentally Appropriate?

Date: January 8, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Featured Articles, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

A typical day in kindergarten…… The classroom is colorful and inviting as Ms. Stephenson’s friendly face greets every child as he/she enters on this Monday morning. The walls are decorated with the childrens’ art work from the previous week. (stories of Fall, leaf collages, pumpkin art and pumpkin math, etc). At circle time in the…

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Childhood Learning Disabilities… The Great Unknown…

Date: August 10, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Featured Articles, Parenting 0

Something doesn’t seem quite right, but you’re not sure. You ask yourself… “ Is this normal, or could my child have a learning disability?” Rule of thumb —- Go with your gut! You are the parent and you know your child best!!! Here I will lay out some simple truths that most professionals won’t say…

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What is Reading Readiness?

Date: February 16, 2014 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Featured Articles, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

Reading readiness means just that: a child’s readiness to learn to read.  Before a child can learn to read he must master the majority of these pre-reading skills. The child must understand basic “ letter awareness.”  This includes recognizing most of the letters of the alphabet, and knowing the sounds they make. The child must…

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The Importance of Pretend Play and Unstructured Play Opportunities

Date: November 16, 2013 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Featured Articles, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s technological world with “screen time” on the rise, we cannot stress enough the importance for children to get “back to the basics” as much as possible, and just “play.”  Children learn important life skills by interacting with their peers in unstructured play settings without the direction of a parent or teacher.  Socializing at…

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