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10 Reasons You and Your Students Are Both Looking Forward to Spring Break

Teachers and students couldn’t be more different. With 10 reasons why you are both looking forward to Spring Break, you might be more similar than you..

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What’s in a Name?

A child’s name is one of the first learning tools he or she will use. Your little ones have likely already spent a dedicated amount of time saying and..

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10 Animals Your Students Become on the Last Week of School

We know how you feel. You’re loving every minute of this end-of-year fun. You are also thinking that some of your students have a renewed, wild-animal..

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Why Every Teacher Should Tweak Their Thinking

As an early childhood teacher, the Alphabet Song was one of my staples. One November morning, as my students sang out confidently, I found myself..

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What is Kindergarten Readiness?

If you’re a Pre-K teacher or administrator, you’re familiar with the word more—more skills, more learning, and more results from your students.

Your..

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Tips for Oral Language Practice in Pre-K Classrooms

Finding a routine for oral language practice is a daily struggle for many teachers, especially in Pre-K. Integrating oral language into content areas..

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Three Keys to a Solid Start

In a previous post, we suggested that you look to the sand for the secret to preparing Pre-K learners for the demands of Kindergarten. But what does..

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The Two Parts of Kindergarten Readiness Infographic

How can pre-k teachers and administrators ensure that their students are “ready for Kindergarten?”

In our report, 2016 State of Kindergarten Readiness,..

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The Power of Print

Pre-K children are highly observant creatures. Since most Pre-K learners do not yet possess the Power of Print — that is, the power of being able to..

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The Anatomy of a Pre-Kindergartener

Although pre-kindergarteners have left babyhood and toddlerhood behind, they still need lots of emotional and physical support. They’re the youngest..

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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...