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 preschool education fun and easy for parents and children.

Teaching Shapes

April 15, 2014shapes chart

Teaching shapes to children is an important educational activity. The ability to recognize and describe shapes is a fundamental skill that provides a foundation for more advanced skills. Read more>>

Alphabet Song

April 15, 2014

This catchy, easy to follow alphabet song will not only teach your kids how to say the letters but also to recognize capital and lower case letters. In the second version, the final letter is spoken as a 'zed' not a 'zee' and is therefore correct for schools in Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Watch Now>>

Math Patterns

April 15, 2014

Patterns are all around us, and learning to recognize patterns is important in every day life. A combination of art and math, patterns are fun for children to create. These hands-on activities will show your child how to identify a pattern, and practice replicating one. Read more>>

Shapes Flashcards

April 15, 2014shapes chart

Shape flashcards are a great way to teach your child to recognize and name shapes. There are 16 shapes that are featured in the flashcard collection covering a range of basic shapes. Read more>>

Double E Song

April 1, 2014

The double e construct is one of the most useful for children to learn. Mastering this sound is an important next step beyond merely "sounding out" unfamiliar words and is a great way for children to expand their reading vocabularies. Read more>>

Mixing Colors

April 1, 2014

Color Mixing Chart

Once your child is familiar with their colors, you can show them how to create colors by simply combining the three primary colors. Here are a few simple tips, charts and worksheets you can use with your child to introduce the concept of mixing colors. Read more>>

Child Driven Education

April 1, 2014

In this TED talk, Sugata Mitra explains the results of some fascinating studies conducted in the area of education technology. His ideas and findings are remarkable and inspirational. Whether you're a parent or a teacher, you will find some great insight to how you can help your child or students learn. Read more>>

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

April 1, 2014

Another classic book from Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle in Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? With the same format and style as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? but this time, children are introduced to sounds of new animals - roaring of a lion, snarling of a leopard, the snorting of a hippopotamus and more! Read more >>

 


Vowel Worksheets

March 18, 2014

Letter A vowel Worksheet

These vowel worksheets will help your child memorize and learn their vowels. Have your child circle the pictures that have the correct vowel sound. Also as a different variation you can use the worksheets where your child needs to circle the correct letter. Read more>>

Count to 10 Song

March 18, 2014

This video gives your child lots of practice at counting from 1 to 10. The counting starts very slowly, building up speed throughout the song, before becoming slow again at the end. And the numbers are displayed in a variety of different ways, including numerals, written numbers and objects. Watch Now>>

Where the Wild Things Are

March 18, 2014

Where the Wild Things Are will lead your child on an adventure through Max's imagination to an island of large creatures known as "The Wild Things". Read more>>

Shapes - Games and Activities

March 4, 2014

Shapes

Learning shapes increases your child's ability to communicate, as they can verbally describe objects in day to day life, such as 'big, square house' or the 'yellow sun that is round like a circle'. Our shapes activities and games are fun ways to reinforce shapes to your child Read more>>

Shapes Worksheets - Coloring

March 4, 2014

Shapes worksheet square

These shapes worksheets will give your child opportunities to trace the basic shapes - square, triangle, circle and rectangle, and also to identify shapes among other shapes. Read more>>

Super E Song

March 4, 2014

Knowing the difference between 'fin' and 'fine' is a crucial landmark in a child's reading development. This simple song highlights twelve words in which a silent E causes an I to have a 'long' vowel sound - words such as 'bike', 'rice' and 'time'. Watch Now>>

Miffy

March 4, 2014

Miffy is a timeless book that young children will enjoy. With simple illustrations and bright, high contrast colors this story is especially appealing for newborns. Read more>>


Australia vs America - Battle of the States

February 18, 2014

Teach your child to memorize the 50 states of America, and have a bit of a laugh doing so. The song gets faster and faster as more and more states appear, before slowing right down for Australia's enormous 6 states and 2 territories!

Preschool Math - Weighing and Measuring

February 18, 2014

These hands-on weighing and measuring activities will demonstrate how numbers are used in everyday life. By engaging your child in a few simple actions and tasks, you can subtly introduce concepts of length, weight and capacity. Read more >>

Skip Counting by Two Song

February 18, 2014

 

This Skip Counting by 2 Song gives children an introduction to skip counting and to their 2 times tables. Before learning multiplication tables, skip counting is a valuable skill to develop as it helps kids come to grips with the concept of multiplication while also helping them start to memorize their two times table.

Subtraction Worksheets

February 18, 2014

Subtraction Worksheet Our free printable subtraction worksheets will help children develop their understanding of subtraction. Each of our 30 subtraction worksheets contains 30 questions in a 5 by 6 grid, with the numbers down the left column being subtracted from those on the top row. Read more >>

 

Magic E Song

February 4, 2014

This Magic E Song gives 12 examples of when a silent E changes the sound of an A from a short vowel sound to a long vowel sound.

 

Multiplication Facts Worksheets

February 4, 2014

Multiplication Facts Worksheet Memorizing multiplication facts is an important skill because the recall of math facts is essential to future success in higher level math. We have put together a range of multiplication facts worksheets to help your child memorize their multiplication facts. Read more>>

 

Puzzles for children

February 4, 2014

Puzzles have educational benefits on many levels, so introducing puzzles to your toddler is a great way to entertain and build on developmental skills. Read more>>

American Presidents

February 4, 2014

 

Learn the American Presidents up to 1901 with this simple song. Each president is listed along with one or two important facts about him. The lyrics rhyme to make them easier to memorize - soon your child will know the names of each person who has lived in the White House.

Subtraction Flash Cards

January 21, 2014

Subtraction Flash Cards - Color

Our free printable subtraction flash cards are a great way to help your child memorize their subtraction math facts. Also, since subtraction is closely related to addition, practicing with these cards will help cement and improve your child's ability to add! Read more>>

Memory Card Game

January 21, 2014

If your child likes snap, then the Memory Card game is for them! As well as recognizing and matching pictures like snap, this game will also build your child's memory and concentration. Read more>>

The TR Song

January 21, 2014

 

This TR song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs. The song introduces the diagraph by featuring 12 words starting with tr, including some sight words. Read more>>

5 Tips for Monopoly

January 21, 2014

 

Quite simply, Monopoly is the world's greatest family board game. But it's not without its critics. It's too slow, too boring and too confusing, people say. So here are our top 5 tips to enjoy Monopoly more.

Addition Flash Cards

January 7, 2014

Addition Flash Cards

Our free printable addition flash cards are a great way to help your child memorize their addition math facts. And, used properly, they are a lot of fun too! Read more>>

Addition Worksheets

January 7, 2014

Addition Worksheet

Our free printable addition worksheets will help children develop their understanding of addition - and get really fast! Read more>>

 

The Gruffalo

January 7, 2014

The Gruffalo is a story with fabulous rhyme and is about the clever ways that a mouse gets out of dangerous situations! A fun tale for every child. Read more>>

The SL Song

January 7, 2014

 

This SL song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs. Children who have learned the sounds made by the letters "s" and "l" will typically be able to sound out "sl" and read it correctly. Read more>>

Multiplication Worksheets

December 6, 2013

Multiplication Worksheet

We think our multiplication worksheets are an ideal way to improve children’s knowledge of their times tables - in a fun, fast way!

Each worksheet contains 30 questions. But rather than simply listing the questions down the page, we have presented them in a multiplication grid format. Read more>>

 

Christmas Worksheets

December 6, 2013

Christmas Worksheet 1

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. And all of them come with completed answer sheets to save you some time. Read more>>

Where is the Green Sheep?

December 6, 2013

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>>


Multiplication Flash Cards

November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Worksheets

Multiplication flash cards are an effective tool to help teach children their times tables. After all, no matter which way you look at it, there is a significant element of memorization needed to master the times tables. Read more>>

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

November 21, 2013

Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle team up to produce "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?". This book has a simple and repetitive rhyming structure making it easy for young children to enjoy as they are introduced to brightly colored animals - brown bear, blue horse, yellow duck. Read more >>

 

 

Alphabet Order Worksheets

November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Worksheets

So your child has learned the alphabet song. What's next? These Alphabet Order Worksheets will help your child practice visually recognizing the letters of the alphabet, in preparation for reading and writing. Read more>>

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

November 7, 2013

A beautiful story about fingers and toes, babies and the joy these small things bring to mothers - and everyone all over the world! Read more >>

Thanksgiving Worksheets

November 7, 2013

Thanksgiving 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>>

Pronoun Worksheets

October 24, 2013

Pronoun Worksheets

Our free, printable pronoun worksheets will give your child a simple introduction to personal pronouns. Read more>>

The Very Busy Spider

October 24, 2013

The horse neighs, the sheep baas, the cow moos - this is a great introduction to animals for newborns and toddlers. Read more>>

Adjective Worksheets

October 10, 2013

Adjective Worksheets

Our free, printable adjective worksheets are designed to help you introduce your child to the group of words known as "describing words". Read more>>

Dear Zoo - A Lift The Flap Book

October 10, 2013

Dear Zoo is a fun, quick read that will keep your child entertained and wanting more! Great for newborns and toddlers, this classic book is a must-have for your library at home. Read more>>

Halloween Worksheets

October 2, 2013

Halloween Worksheets

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

Verb Worksheets

September 26, 2013

Verb Worksheets

Our free, printable verb worksheets are designed to help you introduce your child to "doing words", or "action words" as they are also known. Read more>>

Roman Numerals Chart

September 26, 2013

Roman Numerals Chart

Our Roman numerals chart provides a simple introduction to the Roman numbering system, and how this system relates to our own. Read more>>

Subtraction Table

September 26, 2013

Subtraction Table

We've put together a subtraction table to help introduce young children to the concept of subtraction and to give them some simple practice. Read more>>

Alphabet Learning Games

September 12, 2013

Apple Card

Our free printable letter cards are ideal for a wide range of alphabet learning games. They are a great way to give your young child a head start in letter recognition. Read more>>

Planets Song

September 12, 2013

 

This planets song is to help children memorize the planets in order from the sun. It lists each of the eight planets and also includes the catchy mnemonic of My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos. Read more>>

Magnetic Letters

September 12, 2013

The educational benefits of magnetic letters are sometimes overlooked. Here's a short update on how they can help your child in early stages of learning and beyond. Read more>>

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