Your Playbook for Ages 5 - 6

A curated roadmap by developmental age for navigating the most essential skills and common hurdles of raising children. Evidence-based insights paired with practical tools from early childhood experts.

At-Home Learning Social Skills Challenging Behavior Life Readiness Emotional Intelligence Academics
At-Home Learning
Back-to-School: Your Checklist for At-Home Learning

A practical how-to guide filled with links to buy what you need if your child is doing distance learning. Here...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
24 Clever + Creative Project-Based Learning Ideas

Early learners learn best through hands-on, self-directed experiences. Try our Project-Learning Bingo – 24 project-based learning ideas to fuel your...

Ages
6-7,
7-8
Critical Thinking
Creativity + Imagination
Social Skills
“I” Messages – A Helpful Technique for Conflict Resolution

Empower your child with a valuable life skill – teach them how to express their emotions and desires during conflict.

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Wheel of Choices – Resolve Social Conflict Independently

Help your child learn how to resolve a social conflict on their own with this framework – Wheel of Choices.

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Challenging Behavior
How to Teach Your Child to Independently Calm Down

A go-to list of calming strategies that your child can independently use to get back on track when they feel...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Go-To Parenting Scripts – How to Respond to Your Child

Learn how to respond to your child’s challenging behavior or big emotions with empathy. Use our go-to parenting scripts for...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
On Impulse Control: Part 1 – What Is It?

It may feel like a number of impulsive behaviors are seemingly normal for children. But what is ‘normal’? In this...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
On Impulse Control: Part 2 – What You Could Do

Brain differences make it hard for a child to control their behavior. Understanding your child’s impulsive behaviors can help you...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
*STOP!* An Easy Technique for Impulse Control

Empower your child to manage their emotions and regain control in heated situations with *STOP!*

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Life Readiness
An Awesome Approach to Allowance

Our Awesome Allowance System gives children practice in setting financial goals, making hard choices, and developing a sense for the...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Executive Functioning: Part 1 – Why It Matters

“Executive functioning” is a phrase often cited when talking about child development. But what does it really mean and how...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
Executive Functioning: Part 2 – How to Strengthen It

Nuts + bolts; let’s get tactical. Now that we’ve baselined the 3 primary processes of executive functioning, let’s look at...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Fine Motor + Gross Motor
Critical Thinking
How to Talk to Your Child About Racism

A practical guide for navigating conversations with your child about racism, including helpful What You Could Say scripts on important...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Talk to Your Child About Microaggressions

Teasing, name-calling, social exclusion or any other general unkindness that specifically relates to race, gender, religion or any aspects of...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Emotional Intelligence
*THINK* – Be Powerful with Your Words

Teach your child to *THINK* before they speak. A helpful mnemonic to remind your child that words are powerful. 

Ages
5-6,
6-7
How to Teach Your Child to Fail

If you want to raise a child who grows up to be a resilient, problem-solving, persistent and adaptable adult, let...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Academics
Essential Math Terms, Concepts + Tools for Your Child

Understand how to help your child with math skill development and learn common math terms and strategies that teachers use....

Ages
6-7,
7-8
Language + Literacy
Critical Thinking
How to Encourage Your Child’s Math Thinking

Tips from an elementary school teacher for parents when teaching math. Key things to remember when supporting your child’s mathematical...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
What to Say When Your Child Says “I Don’t Like Math!”

Consider this your guide and script for how to respond and deepen your child’s understanding of math. Learn how to...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Essential Concepts to Know When Your Child is Learning to Read

A simple primer for parents that outlines the mechanics of what it means to learn to read when you’re a...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy
On Spelling – Part 1: What is ‘Spelling’ and When Should My Child Be Able to Spell?

A primer on why and how learning to spell is such a powerful and fundamental concept for early learners and...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy
On Spelling – Part 2: How to Help Your Child Learn How to Spell

A frequent question teachers are asked by parents is, “Should I correct my child’s spelling?” Our short answer – “It...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy
On Spelling – Part 3: A Checklist to Strengthen Your Child’s Spelling and Writing Skills

A simple checklist for your child to know what to look for in their writing to strengthen their spelling skills...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy
On Spelling – Part 4: What to Say When Your Child Asks for Help

A parenting script for when your child gets stuck on spelling and asks you a series of questions. Response ideas...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy
How to Encourage Your Child to Write (and Become a Better Speller)

A curated guide of creative and fun everyday activities your child can do to practice their spelling and writing. Great...

Ages
5-6,
6-7
Critical Thinking
Language + Literacy

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