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5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss
May 1, 2020 Blog post 5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss main image

Summer break gives both kids and teachers much-needed rest, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Researchers know that kids lose about a month of learning by the time they arrive back in the classroom in the fall! Known as the summer slide, this phenomenon have been plaguing kids and robbing them of their learning gains. Since reading is important to all subjects, it’s important that kids don’t fall behind during the summer months. This article will discuss the importance of summer reading, and how to engage your kids in reading this summer!

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Kids Academy Introduces Interactive Quizzes
March 31, 2020

Kids Academy is proud to announce a brand-new feature within our Talented and Gifted program that brings both teachers and parents a powerful new tool for both assessment and remediation. Tailored for our Mathematical Practice class for Pre-K and Grade K, our new interactive quizzes can revolutionize your virtual classroom or home learning with the feedback needed to close learning gaps in math. 

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Talented and Gifted Program: General Questions
March 25, 2020

Kids Academy Talented and Gifted learning activities are curated by a team of certified US educators with years of classroom experience. Kids Academy membership gives you access to over 5,000 learning games, educational videos, quizzes, and more smart worksheets.

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Ways to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids
Feb. 3, 2020 Blog post Ways to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids main image

In America, Black History Month serves as an excellent time to study the many historical contributions and accomplishments of notable African Americans. It’s especially important that our little learners understand the history as they grow older since our youngest citizens will one day be in charge. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, read this article to learn more about the importance of celebrating Black History Month with kids, and find ways to honor it both at home and in the classroom! 

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Meet us at Future of Education Technology Conference
Jan. 8, 2020

Kids Academy is proud to announce that we’ll be attending the National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Miami, Florida, from January 14-17th.

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Kids Academy Teams Up with Rivet
Dec. 12, 2019

Kids Academy is teaming up with yet another amazing app to bring high-quality reading materials to the screens of kids across country! We’re happy to announce a new partnership with Rivet, an innovative app that offers free leveled reading books to help children grow their literacy skills using the same technology they already love! 

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Reading Levels: Choosing the Right Book No Matter Your Child’s Reading Level
Dec. 12, 2019 Blog post Reading Levels: Choosing the Right Book No Matter Your Child’s Reading Level main image

For kids, learning to read can be a stressful task, but sometimes teaching kids to read can be just as big of an undertaking for parents and teachers alike! If you’re struggling with supporting your little learners as they learn to read independently, you’re not alone! This article will help you to discover how to use reading levels to choose the right texts for your child. Then, learn how to create your own home or classroom library to support kids no matter their current reading level! 

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Benefits and Activities of Using Reading Games for Kids
Dec. 2, 2019 Blog post Benefits and Activities of Using Reading Games for Kids main image

As teachers or even parents, when we think about utilizing games in learning, most of us think of objective subjects with clear answers, like math or science. In preschool and kindergarten, kids might play games using sight words or phonics. But for older children who already know the basics of reading, how can games possibly enrich reading comprehension when questions are text-dependent? The answer requires a bit of creative thinking, but we’re here to tell you that it can be done! Read this article to discover the benefits of using games for reading, how to use them effectively, and to try out the best reading games to play in class!

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Best Read-Aloud Books for Kids in Kindergarten & Preschool
Oct. 21, 2019 Blog post Best Read-Aloud Books for Kids in Kindergarten & Preschool main image

When children are born, any pediatrician will tell parents to begin reading aloud to infants and toddlers. Some parents will even play music or read to babies while still in the womb! But what about older kids who are gaining literacy skills, and those that have started reading independently? You might be surprised to find out that reading aloud can help kids throughout childhood, and even until middle school! Check out this article to learn how this can bolster early reading skills and to discover the best read aloud books for kids of all ages!

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How to Teach Rhymes with Actions & Activities — 8 Ways to Develop Child’s Language Skills
Oct. 14, 2019 Blog post How to Teach Rhymes with Actions & Activities — 8 Ways to Develop Child’s Language Skills main image

Nursery rhymes have been around for ages, but have you ever thought about what gives them the staying power to stick around preschool classrooms? The answer is because of the rhymes! Learning to rhyme is fun for kids, but it’s also an important pre-reading skill. This article explores the importance of teaching children to isolate and listen for phonemes and letter sounds and offers easy and fun activities to teach rhyming words! 

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