We know that kindergarten is a key time for learning and developing, but we’re just starting to get an idea of what that means for the individual and family.
A new survey by The Associated Press found that nearly one in five children are learning in a classroom in kindergarten, and that is a dramatic increase from 10 years ago.
According to the AP, children are getting a wider range of materials, more instruction from teachers and more hands-on activities.
For example, the study found that preschoolers are learning more than one-third of their vocabulary from textbooks, while a quarter of kindergartners are using the iPad to learn and study.
And the AP found that the percentage of preschoolers with a social media account increased by almost a third, from about one in ten to about one-half of one percent.
Here’s what you need to know about kindergarten standards and what they mean for your child.