Preschool Education

Find preschool education articles, tips and advice to teach your children reading and maths. Plus you can keep up to date with the latest educational resources for your child's reading and mathematic development. Guruparents is here to make education fun and easy for parents and children.

Community Activities

January 21, 2015

If you’re looking for fun, educational activities to keep your child entertained look no further than your local community! There are countless opportunities to try something new and exciting with your child and the great news is, often these are free! Read more>>

Guess Who?

January 21, 2015

Another classic that you may already have in the attic, Guess Who? has more educational benefits than you might think. Most importantly, it is fun for everyone! Read more>>

Alphabet Chart - food theme

January 21, 2015ABC chart phonics and words - Food

We think that learning sounds should be fun! Our newest themed ABC Chart includes food, glorious food - most of which are delicious fruit and vegetables. Read more>>

Phonics Worksheets - Ending Sounds

January 21, 2015Ending Sounds Worksheets

Each of our Word Ending worksheets targets sounds from the Word End Chart, so your child will have the opportunity to practice the ending sounds with more word examples. Read more>>

Bilingual Kids - What's the Secret?

December 09, 2014

childrenA first-hand, French perspective on raising bilingual kids - and the challenges faced. Read more>>

The Four 'C's

December 09, 2014

The four 'C's have a whole new meaning in today's classroom. Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration are the key to learning in the 21st Century. Read more>>


Room on the Broom

December 09, 2014

A magical tale about friendship and family that follows a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom. Read more>>


Sight Words 5 - Simple English Words and Pictures

December 09, 2014

This video adds a further 16 words to your child's spoken or reading vocabulary. It is ideal for infants learning to speak and for young children learning to read.
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Christmas Worksheets

December 09, 2014Christmas Worksheets

Our Christmas worksheets are designed to give children some quick educational fun during the holiday season. The nine worksheets cater to a range of ages across mathematics, reading, writing and geography. Read more>>

Connect Four

November 26, 2014

A classic game that has stood the test of time! If you remember this one fondly, you might feel your age but you won't need assurance that you will enjoy playing this game with the kids. Read more>>


Second Language

November 26, 2014

If, like me, your vocabulary beyond English extends about as far as "bonjour",then this article is for you. While it's true you won't personally be able to teach your child a second language, you can at least make a start. And there are more advantages to this than you may think. Read more>>


Sight Words 4 - Simple English Words and Pictures

November 26, 2014

This video adds a further 16 words to your child's spoken or reading vocabulary. It is ideal for infants learning to speak and for young children learning to read.
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English Errors

November 11, 2014

We all make mistakes when we write. Many don't matter, but some have a real stigma attached to them. People shouldn't judge others because of these mistakes - but they do.

So, here are five of the most common English errors you should ensure your children do not make. Read more>>


Sight Words 3 - Simple English Words and Pictures

November 11, 2014

This video contains 16 simple words, written and spoken clearly and accompanied by bright pictures and a pleasant melody. It is suitable for preschool and kindergarten children learning to read, write and spell. It is also aimed at parents of toddlers who are helping them learn to speak.
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Months of the Year Worksheets

November 11, 2014Months of the Year Worksheets

Throughout the year, your child may question the passage of time (for example birthdays or Christmas). So, we've developed some Months of the Year Worksheets to give your child plenty of practice to learn, write and recite the twelve months of the year. Read more>>


Thanksgiving Worksheets

November 11, 2014Thanksgiving Worksheets

Our Thanksgiving worksheets are quick and colorful and we hope they will be an ideal way for you to add a touch of education to the Thanksgiving holiday. The worksheets are aimed at young children aged from about three to six and focus on math, reading and writing. Read more>>


Where is the Green Sheep?

November 11, 2014

Where is the Green Sheep?

Yet another classic by Mem Fox. There's a blue sheep and a red sheep, a bath sheep and a bed sheep.... but one seems to be missing!

Your child will be taken on the search for the adorable green sheep and along the way learn colors and opposites. Read more>>


Kindergarten Math Worksheets

October 29, 2014Halloween Worksheets

Our kindergarten math worksheets are designed to help kids excel at mathematics and to enjoy it. These colorful, free, printable worksheets teach kindergarten children math facts in line with Common Core Standards. Read more>>


October 29, 2014Halloween Worksheets

UNO is an all-time favorite card game, suitable for the whole family. A great game to play with the kids - it has many educational benefits, and can be played almost anywhere! Read more>>

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Math for Kids - Baseball Batting Average Video

October 29, 2014

We think math is great fun - but we know that some kids don't. If you have a child who is into sports, then discussing the math behind batting average is a fun way to introduce them to all sorts of math concepts. This short video shows you how to do it! Go to the video >>

Sight Words 2 - Simple English Words and Pictures

October 29, 2014

This video is suitable for preschool and kindergarten children learning to read. It is also aimed at parents of toddlers who are helping them learn to speak. Go to the video >>


Halloween Worksheets

October 15, 2014Halloween Worksheets

Our Halloween worksheets will help you add a touch of education to traditional October 31 festivities. These worksheets focus on helping young children (aged approximately three to seven) enhance their basic literacy and mathematical skills. Read more>>

Sight Words 1 - Simple English Words and Pictures

October 15, 2014

This video contains 16 simple English words and pictures, spoken clearly and slowly. It will help add sight words to infants' reading vocabulary and is also suitable for toddlers learning to talk. Go to the video >>

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

October 15, 2014

Alexander's day goes from bad to worse in this story that shows children that other people have bad days too! Read more>>

Learning Measurement Worksheets

October 15, 2014Learning Measurement

When introducing your child to the concept of measurement, you can use our free and printable learning measurement worksheets to get them thinking about height and length!
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Celsius to Fahrenheit - teach kids how easy it is

October 15, 2014

This is a great trick to show slightly older kids, especially if they like math. Most adults can't convert temperatures in their heads - yet it is very easy. Watch your child's mathematical confidence grow when they realize they can do something that most grown ups can't! Go to the video >>

Months of the Year Chart

October 15, 2014Months of the Year Chart

Teaching the months of the year to preschoolers can be a challenge, as children may find it hard to understand the concept of time. The first step is familiarizing your child with the months' names with our Months of the Year Chart!
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Alphabet Phonics Song - Zed Version

September 30, 2014

This song teaches pre-schoolers the alphabet and the sounds the letters make - using the British/Australian/Canadian 'zed' rather than the American 'zee'.

The tune is catchy and each letter is accompanied with a simple animation. Your child will learn their letters and sounds in double quick time and will want to play the song over and over again! And if you're looking for our 'zee' version you'll find it here. Go to the song >>

Skip Counting by 10 Song

September 30, 2014

This skip counting by 10s song gives children an introduction to skip counting and to their 10 times tables. Skip counting helps kids come to grips with the concept of multiplication and kick starts the process of memorization. Go to the song>>

Green Eggs and Ham

September 30, 2014

Green Eggs and Ham is another one of Dr. Seuss' trademark classics - with rhyme, rhythm and repetition that make reading and learning to read fun and exciting for children. Join Sam-I-am as he convinces his friend to try something new! Read more >>


American Flags Chart

September 16, 2014American Flags Chart

This colorful chart features all 50 United States flags. The flags are arranged in alphabetical order, with the name of each state appearing below each flag.
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Number Line Worksheets

September 16, 2014Number Line Worksheets

Our printable Number Line Worksheets are designed to give your child plenty of practice counting on number lines. We have a range of worksheets that you can work through with your child as they are ready.
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Number Line Charts

September 3, 2014Number Line Charts

Teach your child how to 'count on', using our Number Line Charts. Counting on is when your child is able to count from a number other than one, and continue a sequence of numbers picked at random. Read more>>

Alphabet Phonics Song

September 3, 2014

Learning the sounds of the alphabet may well be the most important part of your child’s education. Our new alphabet song makes this easy. It's clear and fun, with a very catchy tune, and it has vibrant animation that your child will love. The song contains each letter's name and sound, along with a vocabulary-building sight word. And, importantly it is in clear English - sung by a native English speaker. Read more >>

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