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My Preschooler Just Finished the Kindergarten Curriculum

As one of the National Board Certified Teachers instrumental in building DreamBox Learning K-3 Math, it’s especially rewarding to watch my own child play and learn!

After years of watching her cousin play, she was eager to get started. She’s been playing a lot this summer, likely a result of “You need to use your brain before you rest it”. In other words, play DreamBox or practice reading before you watch TV. Although I knew she’d been playing (I get the parent emails on her accomplishments while I’m at work), I was literally stunned when I saw she’d reached the end of the kindergarten curriculum.

Around this time, she also started asking me for more help. At 4 ½ years old, it was obvious to me that she’d reached a point where she would benefit from more practice. Again, easy for me to resolve. I restarted her from the beginning of the kindergarten curriculum.

As a teacher and a parent, I know the importance of practice (Read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code or Geoff Colvin’s Talent is Overrated), and of making learning fun. There’s no hurry for my daughter to finish DreamBox, so I’ll gladly let her practice as much as she needs. After all, there’s more than a year to go before she starts kindergarten!

I’d love to hear your surprise stories. Share them here and I’ll send your child some DreamBox tattoos. My daughter’s favorite is the Hemmy & Bunny tatoo.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, please contact our fabulous customer support group (email, or just click here). They will tell you about your options and help you customize your child’s experience.

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