Each child learns differently and achieves milestones at different ages, but we are always curious to know where our kid stacks up with other kids his or her age. Having an idea of what is generally expected at certain ages on the grid of life helps us guide our child on their own path. Are they behind in a certain area? Are they advanced and excelling?
Great Schools has a wonderful bank of video resources for typical milestones in reading, math, and writing for children K-5.
“School stinks – It’s 6 hours of wasted time!!”
My son said that to me a few years ago–actually, he pretty much yelled it at me. He was the ripe old age of 7 and was 3 months into his 2nd grade school year. I couldn’t help but smirk at first and shrug it off. After all, he was 7. What did he really know about wasting time?