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Preschool Reading Comprehension Activities

Sept. 16, 2021

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Teaching reading strategies to a preschooler may be quite a difficult task for inexperienced parents. At Kids Academy, we’re always working hard to find new ways to get the highest-quality learning resources into the hands of parents! That’s why we’re presenting our preschool reading materials in a variety of ways, to give parents options and flexibility in teaching their little learners to read. Now you can find preschool worksheets and videos on our website, in the app, or from our YouTube Channel, which are all wrapped up into our easy-to-navigate English Language Arts lessons!

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

The Importance of Interactive Learning

Sept. 13, 2021

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Interactive learning covers many different aspects of the learning process. Automatically we may assume it refers to the usage of technology within the classroom and home environment, however, this isn’t the only explanation of interactive learning. In this blog we will explore what interactive learning really is, and understand the ways in which it aids children and supports learning journeys. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Counting Activities

Sept. 9, 2021

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To help parents get their hands on the highest-quality learning resources, we’ve made it our mission to provide you with our preschool and kindergarten counting activities and early math lessons in a variety of different ways. Not only can you find our worksheets on the websites, but parents and their kids now have options in how to complete them with the flexibility to complete entire lessons in the way that works best for them!

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

How to Shape a Home Learning Environment to Boost Children’s Development?

Sept. 6, 2021

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Every parent, whether homeschooling their child or not, wants to ensure that the home environment is one that fosters the rounded development of their little one. A study from Peeple - a UK-based charity supporting parents/carers, babies and children to learn together - shows that a positive home learning environment is the single most important factor in ensuring children’s developmental outcomes through childhood. Continue reading to explore more about the research!

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Would You Like to Play? Kids Academy Online Games are Available!

Aug. 24, 2021

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Hola-hola! We are happy to notify you about our progress in sharing new valuable materials with you. This time it is interactive online games. Let's take a look at what they are in this article.

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Helpful Hints for A Successful Start to the New School Year

Aug. 23, 2021

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For kids across the country, they are returning to school this fall without ever having stepped on campus in over a year! For many of them, they are entering school for the very first time as kindergarteners or 1st graders. With so many disruptions, it’s easy to see why parents and kids may feel nervous about stepping foot on campus this fall. Luckily there are strategies parents can take to help little learners prepare for the big day. Read this article to find helpful hints to ensure a smooth start to the new school year!

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Personalized Learning for Pandemic Learning Loss: Strategies to Try for Both Teachers and Parents

Aug. 6, 2021

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As we get ready to embark on a new school year, the topic of closing learning gaps caused by the pandemic has been buzzing throughout the educational world. Thanks to standardized test scores from around the country, educators and parents know that online learning has taken its toll. Thankfully, there are many strategies to use for teachers and parents who are helping their kids get caught up. Keep reading to learn about personalized learning, and strategies to differentiate lessons to reach the needs of all students!

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Rethinking Homework for Remote Learning

March 10, 2021

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Even before the pandemic, reducing or even eliminating homework has been a subject up for debate in both teachers and parents. Now that many classrooms have pivoted to online learning, it has again become a controversial subject. Understandably, homework poses unique challenges in the online learning environment, when there isn’t very much to separate home versus classwork. Read this article to discover how rethinking homework might be necessary and explore 5 strategies for creating successful assignments geared toward online learning environment.

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Incorporating STEM Activities into Online and Hybrid Classroom

Nov. 30, 2020

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With so many students learning from home or transitioning back and forth between the classroom and online classes, planning for lessons that incorporate STEM can seem daunting for even the most experienced educator. So far, 2020-2021 school year has undoubtably been a challenging one for teachers, who are struggling to adapt lessons for various learning models. If you’re worried about the quality of your lessons, these tips can help you to develop easy STEM lesson plans. Read this article to learn how to incorporate more STEM projects into your online or hybrid classes!   

 

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Building Social-Emotional Skills During the Pandemic

Nov. 24, 2020

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As the pandemic wears on, it’s obvious that many months of social distancing and school closures have taken a toll on students’ emotional health. With schools turning back towards online learning, many parents and teachers are looking for ways to promote social-emotional learning with the lack of in-person classes. Luckily, there are some meaningful ways to build social-emotional learning, or SEL. Keep reading to discover the importance of SEL and to find advice to foster its growth throughout the pandemic.

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