Recess Time Declining

Ideally, students should receive 15 to 30 minutes of recess and 30 to 45 minutes of gym daily, says Cathy Ramstetter, founder of Successful Healthy Children, a nonprofit that promotes health and wellness in elementary schools. Surveys show the time allotted for recess...

Tips for Kindergarten Parents

The big day has arrived. You have put your child’s new outfit on and combed her hair (and yours), The time has arrived to meet your child’s first “big school” teacher. Follow these tips for kindergarten parents to make the most of your and your child’s...

Parents Reading Aloud

Five-year-olds, now more than ever, are being asked to read to their parents. A recent report from NPR reported an increased expectation of independent reading of 31% between current kindergarten teachers and those surveyed in 1998. Does this push out the importance...

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Visit the Reach Out and Read website...