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Introducing Kids Academy Chess Course
Dec. 28, 2020 Blog post Introducing Kids Academy Chess Course main image

When parents or teachers think of extracurricular activities that can boost academic skills and learning, they usually don’t think about chess. We live in a society that seems to have put more traditional activities on the back burner, while turning more towards athletics and the fine arts.

However, with the pandemic halting rehearsals, concerts, and sporting events in their tracks, it’s never been a better time to explore something new! Kids Academy has a new learning course that will introduce your child to chess. Start your students on an extracurricular journey that can boost learning skills in a huge way. Keep reading to find out more about Kids Academy chess course!

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Announcing Draw and Count Games in Kids Academy App
April 2, 2021 Blog post Announcing Draw and Count Games in Kids Academy App main image

Supplement your preschooler’s learning with these fun, unique, and hands-on Draw and Count games.  We promise your little learner will not want to wait to finish them all!  Don’t forget to check out the rest of our exciting and educational activities in our app, which you can download and try for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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Introducing 'Dress Up Eddie' - a New Feature of Kids Academy App
March 18, 2021 Blog post Introducing 'Dress Up Eddie' - a New Feature of Kids Academy App main image

At Kids Academy, we’re always working hard to offer your kids the very best learning resources! That’s why we’re proud to announce an exciting new feature integrated within the Kids Academy app! Meet Eddie the Elephant: a lovable character that your child will love to dress using stars from an innovative new reward system. Keep reading to find out more about this exciting new gamified learning experience!

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Track Your Child’s Learning with Weekly Progress Reports
March 17, 2021 Blog post Track Your Child’s Learning with Weekly Progress Reports main image

Understanding your child’s learning is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to support their academic achievement! You’ll have the necessary tools to track your child’s progress and discover their strengths and weaknesses. Use this information to your full advantage to monitor learning, remediate for gaps, and celebrate success! 

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Introducing Foundational Reading Courses in Kids Academy App
March 10, 2021 Blog post Introducing Foundational Reading Courses in Kids Academy App main image

Kids Academy is proud to introduce a new Foundational Reading courses for kindergarten through 3rd grade added to the app! Much like the other features included in the app, these courses were developed with the expertise of early childhood educators. What makes it different is that it targets all the necessary skills in comprehensive curricula packed with units and lessons that will transform your little learner into a reader. Keep reading to find more details about what’s included in the Foundational Reading program!

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The Impact of Learning Chess on Math Skills
Feb. 25, 2021 Blog post The Impact of Learning Chess on Math Skills main image

Here at Kids Academy, we love to talk about the many benefits of teaching children to play chess! We’ve already written about how learning to play can pay off in the form of academic success, but did you know that it can directly impact your child’s math skills in a multitude of positive ways? Read this article to discover the amazing chess and math connection and explore how teaching your kids can both directly and indirectly improve their math skills and performance.

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The 5 Best Chess Books for Kids
Feb. 8, 2021 Blog post The 5 Best Chess Books for Kids main image

In previous articles, we have talked quite a bit about the plethora of amazing online apps available for teaching kids how to play chess. While there are truly amazing resources on the web for kids to learn and practice the game, nothing can replace the level and quality of learning a child can glean from reading a book! Read this article to explore our list of the top book titles from renowned authors that will transform your little chess player from beginner to master!

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The Benefits of Teaching Kids Chess Game Before Kindergarten
Jan. 26, 2021 Blog post The Benefits of Teaching Kids Chess Game Before Kindergarten main image

If you’re like many parents, you might have signed your kids up for activities such as dance, music lessons, or sports. But what about chess? This ancient game might at first glance seem too difficult for young learners to master, but in fact even preschoolers can start to play. Studies show that the benefits of chess for kids are long-ranging and multifaceted. This article explores what the research has to say about starting kids on chess before they even start school!

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Top Mobile Apps to Learn and Play Chess for Kids
Jan. 11, 2021 Blog post Top Mobile Apps to Learn and Play Chess for Kids main image

When it comes to athletics and the arts, there is no shortage of community resources and opportunities that organize children into teams and troupes. But if your child wants to learn how to play and compete in chess, where does a parent turn for lessons and support? Fortunately, there are plenty of quality online programs available to get little learners started! This article focuses on the best apps available that offer meaningful online chess lessons and gameplay! 

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Chess in the Digital Age
Feb. 11, 2019 Blog post Chess in the Digital Age main image

The amazing game of chess has withstood the test of time, becoming known as one of the world’s greatest games! While gameplay has remained much the same, the culture of chess players, tournaments, and the access to training software has evolved to reach and connect with younger generations. While your child learns how to play chess, excite him or her with the fascinating ways technology has influenced game for good!

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10 Cool Facts About the History of Chess Your Kids Will Love
Dec. 29, 2018 Blog post 10 Cool Facts About the History of Chess Your Kids Will Love main image

You probably already know teaching chess to kids is a wonderful way to stimulate your child’s intellect and grow his or her critical analysis skills through exciting gameplay. However, sometimes it’s easy for kids to be tempted by the technology that surrounds us every day. More and more often, kids are turning to video games and TV for entertainment, both of which aren’t very stimulating and are hardly educational. Give your child motivation to get started or keep going. This article focuses on the fascinating facts surrounding the history of chess your child will love! 

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