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Why Teach Social-Emotional Development in Preschool?

Social-emotional development teaches students how to manage their emotions and rely on themselves. When you teach social-emotional lessons in the..

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Phonological Awareness vs. Phonemic Awareness in Pre-K

They sound similar—and they are—but they’re not the same thing. How are phonological and phonemic awareness related? One is a subset of the other, but..

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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist for Pre-K Parents

Cluing in to Kindergarten readiness gives your child the best start. Be sure to download the free Kindergarten Readiness Checklist at the bottom of..

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52 Pre-K Activities and Why You Need Them

As former teachers and parents of our own little learners, we understand the importance of providing developmentally and academically appropriate..

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How Do Children Learn the Alphabet?

Alphabet knowledge is all about a child’s ability to name letters and identify letter shapes. Research calls alphabet knowledge a strong predictor of..

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5 Unexpected Ways to Improve Reading (Hint! Use Math)

What hinders language acquisition? We want to believe that children really do have unlimited opportunities to learn language and vocabulary. We know..

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What to Look for When Purchasing a Pre-K Program

Choosing a Pre-K curriculum is a large task. Whether you are tasked with selecting a new program for your school or you are a member of an adoption..

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8 Ways to Recharge with Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

Self-what?

Spending five days a week with growing humans can really take a toll, even on the most veteran of teachers. That's why we teamed up with ..

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12 Spot-On Teacher Gifts They’ll Love

“It’s the thought that counts.”

It’s a true quote and super accurate when it comes to buying for others. But life is happening and time's slipping..

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5 Ways to Pamper Your Teachers This Week—for Administrators

There’s no one more appreciative of your teachers than you. Their hard work, dedication, and long hours keep your school humming with purpose and..

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Contributors

  • Brian Childs

    Brian Childs is a veteran and former teacher in the Greater Orlando area. He has experience teaching in every grade level from elementary to adult education. He is the creator of the parenting...

  • Lesley Fields

    On my last day of kindergarten, my teacher encouraged the class to come dressed as the person they wanted to be when they grew up. Amidst a sea of cheerleaders, ballerinas, cowboys, and a...

  • Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

    Carrie Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy,...

  • Jill Eggleton

    Jill Eggleton is the author of the Key Links Literacy series. As an international educational consultant and teacher, Jill has 30 years of teaching and administration experience. She is...

  • Aimee Karr

    As a former elementary school teacher, Aimee knows the value of balance in the classroom. She uses her hands-on knowledge to create products with just the right balance of rigor and play — right...

  • Alison Schmerler

    A lifelong Letter People lover and experienced Kindergarten teacher (18 years in the classroom in fact!), I have called Abrams Learning Trends my professional home for the last 16 years....

  • Abrams Learning...

    As former educators, parents of school-age children, and former quirky kids ourselves, education is near and dear to our hearts. That’s why we have dedicated our work to supporting schools...

  • Erin King

    Like you, I wear many hats—proud mama, devoted wife, passionate teacher, life-long learner, sister, daughter, friend, colleague...and VP of Marketing for Abrams Learning Trends.

  • Gare Thompson

    Gare Thompson started his educational career as a kindergarten teacher. Over the course of his career, he has taught each grade level and has educated hundreds—maybe even thousands—of children in...

  • Aaron Mayers, CEO

    Similar to many of our stories, my personal interest in improving literacy was stoked by a mother who was an elementary school teacher, and a father who published one of the most successful...