Young school age children, particularly in kindergarten and first grade, often hit typical child development stages at different times. Milestones aren’t necessarily reached on a child’s birthday, but certain development is expected within certain age ranges.
Age appropriate books can be invaluable as a parenting tool to help children cope with common childhood problems such as teasing, fitting in, and trying new things.
Elementary school students may need to see the school counselor for various reasons. Developing a lesson plan to introduce the school counselor may lessen student anxiety should that need arise.
Finding appropriate, free educational software for the primary grades online can be difficult. The sites mentioned in this article have been used in an elementary school setting by the author and are appropriate to support math and reading instruction with young students.