At LeapFrog, we’re focused on helping kids reach their full potential. Whether your child is starting preschool, kindergarten or grade school, our expert advice will help you kick off a great school year.
Check your child’s school readiness with our grade-by-grade skill checklists.
Many preschool teachers agree that a child's preschool readiness depends more on her individual personality and temperament—a combination of mental, physical and emotional traits—than her so-called "academic" abilities. Even so, our developmental checklist can help you and your child get ready for this big step.
Preschool Skills Checklist >
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and developmental experts agree upon a certain set of skills as essential tools for further development and achievement in school. Here’s a checklist of the developmental skills children need exposure to and knowledge of before they enter kindergarten.
Kindergarten Skills Checklist >
Is your child ready for first grade? As you look through this checklist of essential developmental skills children need before they enter first grade, please keep in mind that young children need continued opportunities to attain any new skill; a “one-shot” approach to teaching is not sufficient for building a strong base of attitudes, aptitudes and abilities.
First Grade Skills Checklist >
10 Things Kindergarten Teachers Wish Parents Knew
Kindergarten teacher Shelby Moore shares tips and advice to help parents survive the first day—and the first year—of school.
Q&A: Is My Toddler Ready for Preschool?
When is a child really ready for preschool? Dr. Kyle Pruett says your child's readiness depends on his personality.
New schools mean big changes, which can be stressful for young kids. Preparing ahead of time helps children accept change as a challenge.
Back to School... Ready or Not?
Starting school again can make some children anxious. While a few butterflies can be healthy, your role is to boost his confidence so he starts the year off right.
Starting School with Special Needs
Parents of students with special needs may face individual challenges and concerns. Here are tips for a successful school start.
Are You Up for School?
With lazy summer days coming to a close, use these suggestions to reestablish your child's morning and evening routines.
Dealing with Dawdlers
Parents of school-age children rate school mornings as one of the most stressful times of the week. Discover reasons why some kids dawdle and tips for getting them out of the house on time.
Parent Involvement for Working Parents
If you're a working parent, staying connected to your children’s school life can be challenging. Here are some ideas for ways to fit in school involvement around your work schedule.
Class Dad: Making a Difference in Your Child's Education
The research is clear: Parent involvement makes a positive impact on the quality of our schools. Start the school year off right by making a commitment to participate in the classroom.
Back-to-School Coloring Pages
Get excited for school with these fun school-themed coloring sheets from our friends at RoseArt.
Math is Everywhere!
Join Tad and Lily on an exciting educational adventure! Encourage your child to find the examples of math on this coloring page.
Letter Factory Coloring Book
Join Tad as he learns his letter sounds in the Letter Factory, where Js jump and Ks kick.
Step right up for learning and fun! Three practice books based on the popular Leapster Kindergarten game introduce math and reading skills.
Rip's Letter Challenge
Enjoy Rip's alphabet jokes as you practice correct letter formation.
Rip's Number Challenge
Use your groovy skills to practice writing numbers 0-9.
This activity will make trips to the store more fun, and it will teach your children about all our American states.
MOMS KNOW BEST
Share your best back-to-school tip or a cherished memory of your child's first day.
School Readiness Bundles
Enjoy big savings and free shipping on bundles to help build essential school skills for the coming year!
Help toddlers explore books and build confidence as they begin their journey toward academic success.
Build confidence and kindergarten readiness with the #1 selling reading system!
Teach 1st graders about the world with these winners of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Toy Award.
Get ready for 2nd grade with LeapPad, winner of the 2012 Educational Toy of the Year!
Tiny Prints Smile for School Supplies Sweepstakes
Share your child’s first day of school photo for a chance to win more than $300 in back to school prizes!
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