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    Mastery of Early Math and Reading Skills by Kindergarten Linked to Better School Performance Later


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    Everyone knows letters and numbers are a basic part of any good preschool curriculum. But a new study shows just how important these early skills are. In fact, when kids enter kindergarten with a good grasp of fundamental math and reading concepts, they do far better in school in the long run.


    Looking at existing data from six separate large studies of child development, the researchers found that mastering early reading and math skills by the start of kindergarten was associated with better performance in elementary and middle school. Although reading and attention skills were somewhat linked to later performance, entering ... Continue reading Mastery of Early Math and Reading Skills by Kindergarten Linked to Better School Performance Later.