Welcome to First grade, a grade packed with important and exciting transitions as children leave behind much of the play of preschool and kindergarten, and begin to develop more academic skills. As first graders go through a significant transition to more extensive learning, id important to continue the learning process at home. When a first grader spends time learning new skills with you, it not only makes that time more valuable to them, but also helps them reach the milestones expected at this age.