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3rd Grade Expert Picks

So, you have a 3rd Grader! Or, shall we say, you have an independent, problem-solving, creative-thinking little human! Here are nine milestones collected from our experts on early childhood education you'll probably be seeing him or her cross soon, if you haven't already:


Eight-year-olds begin to understand the concept of masking emotions and develop coping skills. In peer interactions, they may start to engage in leadership and setting goals for themselves and their peers. It is important to help them develop their emotional intelligence. See more >>


They read for pleasure and choose their own books. These are some 3rd-grade favorites. See more >>


They should be building early multiplication skills and counting up to 1,000 (often for anyone who'll listen). See more >>

Moving Around

Motor skills like throwing, catching and balacing become more important in the child's development. At this age, a child is likely to start identifing as “athletic”... or not. Experts say that sedentary children will not mature as quickly as those who participate in activities like dance lessons, team sports or backyard play. Here are some products that can help get them off the couch and away from the glow of the digital screen. See more >>

Art and Culture!

Exposure to art at this age can stick with a child for life. Children at this age should start becoming familiar with music terminology and other cultures. You will start to see your child sing and perform with improved skill. See more >>


3rd Graders write their own stories that are informative, entertaining and actually make sense! Make sure your child is encouraged to pretend, explore and tell stories. Here are some Educents products that can help them fill up their story books (without emptying your pocketbook). See more >>


Cursive handwriting might seem dated in the age of emoji, but it helps kids develop their artistic talents and hand-eye coordination. Plus, they'll be able to save later in life by writing their own wedding invitations, and will never have to ask a security guard for help when they see those old documents at the local museum! See more >>


One of the best and first ways to teach a child about science is to deepen love of the world around them. Help them increase their comprehension of how science is all around them even start simple scientific investigations. Adults can help children achieve these goals with a supportive environment and some basic equipment to makes science fun. See more >>


Spending time in nature reduces stress, boosts health and is just a great form of good clean fun. Here are some products to help your child understand and appreciate the natural world. See more >>


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