Fall Morning Worksheets

Need fast and fun worksheets for your students? These morning printouts will help your preschoolers and kindergarteners can start their day in an engaging and mentally stimulating way. They will practice numbers, letters, patterns and ordering. Plus, you and your kids will love the fall-themed decorations!

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Positive Impact of Preschool Education

Some families choose to enroll their child in pre-school education before they enter kindergarten. Programs run on a variety of weekly schedules. Some meet a few days a week for a half-day class, while some are full time.As opposed to childcare, where groups of young children are supervised and entertained, an accredited preschool teaches children how to be good students. Preschool education is based on learning through play. The best way to educate a 3 or 4 year old is by allowing them to become familiar with math, language, science and art through their imagination and inquisitiveness. Classes for preschoolers may consist of books being read aloud, building towers of blocks, finger painting, or acting out a story with costumes. The brains of very young children are asking questions like “Why does my cat have whiskers?” and “Where does rain come from?” Preschool helps children explore answers to those questions and come up with many more to ask.

In preschool classes, children learn to listen to their teacher’s directions, obey instructions, raise their hands and wait until they are called on to speak. They also must learn to be polite and share with other children.All of this prepares them for thriving in a classroom environment once they enter school.The positive socialization with teachers and classmatesbenefits students incredibly throughout life. Children who attend preschool develop self-control, patience, and perseverance. Research shows that these children grow up with a better chance of receiving good grades, graduating from high school, remain married, and maintain financial independence.

Parents may hope that enrolling their child in preschool will guarantee a high IQ, but that may not be the case. Studies show that preschool gives children an intellectual advantage up until about second grade. This is most likely due to the previous exposure to the alphabet and numbers. After second grade, there is no difference in IQ. Intelligence is very much determined by genetics. What preschool does do well is prepare children for the structure of school. They become accustomed to sitting in desks and running on a schedule. Preschoolers begin to understand how to follow the rules and obey instructions of an authority figure. This makes the transition to “real” school much more smooth.

Though preschool does not necessarily increase a child’s IQ, the non-cognitive traits it instills are much more valuable. It teaches kids how to cope with the real world. It seems that preschool makes children, simply, better people. Visit this website to find different Pre-K programs in Cary.

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A Mom’s Guide to Decluttering: Why My Kids Gave Up Almost All Their Toys

I have a habit of starting most mornings before the sun. I like to move through the house in the dark, avoiding artificial light as much as possible. I usually slip outside to watch the stars…read more

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Benefits of Preschool Education

Before children enter kindergarten, families often choose to enroll their son or daughter in a preschool education program to get a head start on their classroom education. There is plenty of research to support the benefits of preschool education. This research, however, points not to only to growth cognitively, but to immense growth of character. Preschool may, in fact, make your child a better person. Here are some ways that preschool positively impacts children’s development:


In a preschool classroom, children must learn to raise their hand in order to speak, take turns with toys and listen to the teacher’s instructions. Children learn that they must follow the classroom rules. They adjust to having the teacher’s attention split between the other students in the room. Conforming to these rules and patterns can be difficult for children, especially if they are not accustomed to a strict schedule at home. Preschool sets students up to be good students.


As opposed to childcare, which entails supervision and entertainment during the day, preschool actively engages children with intellectual stimulation. Preschool teachers read books out loud, let children finger paint the letters of the alphabet and build towers with colored blocks. Young children learn through play. Preschool gives them the opportunity to ask questions about the world, while exposing them to new ideas like numbers, letters and shapes.


In a preschool classroom, separated from their mothers, children must become independent. It is difficult for some children to let go of their mothers when they are dropped off at preschool, but as time progresses, they learn to self-soothe and enjoy their time away. In the classroom, children learn how to calm themselves after an argument or outburst.

Enrolling your child in an accredited preschool education program prepares them for school and increases their likelihood of a successful future. Visit this website to find out more about private preschool classes in Cary.

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Getting Organized

With text at the top proclaiming, “How to Organize a Backpack,” this image shows a backpack that has been stuffed full of supplies. Notebooks, markers, rulers, scissors and more are protruding from its overfull pockets.

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The Benefits of the Carden Method

There are many benefits to going to a school that places its main focus on engaging the students. A place where you can learn with fun and excitement is a vital resource for any child. Cultivating a love of learning early in life ensures that it will stick with the child for a long time. No one is too young to start engaging with the world around them, and the Carden school is the perfect place to do just that.

Here, children are introduced to the structured environment of school, while also being shown that learning is fun and highly rewarding. They will benefit from it in many different ways that can stay with them throughout their lives.

  • Improved speaking skills, both in public and in daily conversation
  • A greater understanding of the world from learning about other cultures
  • Hone social skills by working cooperatively with other students
  • Will recieve basic knowledge like reading and math, as well as more advanced topics like foreign languages

The Carden method focuses on the whole student. It provides children with a full range of topics to engage in, including academics, social skills, the arts, and physical education. Here, everyone can find their niche. Showing kids that learning can be fun sets them on a trajectory that can continue for the rest of their lives. With a good start like this, they will grow into people they can be proud of. Visit this website to learn more about the Carden method in Campbell.

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Thank You, Ordinary Teachers, for Doing Extraordinary Things

This week I’m featuring a guest post by Barbara Gottschalk. Barbara teaches English-language learners in Warren Consolidated Schools in suburban Detroit, Mich. She is an America Achieves…read more

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