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Grammar. Parts of speech for 2nd grade. Adjective.

Dec. 15, 2021

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If you’re a parent looking to help your second-grader improve their academic record while adding some life to their language, then keep on reading! This series of short articles is your guide to teaching your kid about the magic of adjectives, their definition, features and importance.

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Reading Fictional Stories and Answering Questions About Them

Dec. 6, 2021

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We all know that reading is important, but kids must be offered meaningful activities to go along with texts that stimulate their thinking and grow their skills. And since fictional stories capture children’s imaginations while developing their critical thinking skills, it makes the perfect vehicle for overall literacy development. If you’re looking to boost your child’s reading skills, Kids Academy has the perfect materials to enhance learning using fictional stories and meaningful questions, through lessons, worksheets, and videos!

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Rhythm, Rhyme and Learning to Read

Nov. 30, 2021

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Rhyming poems are popular with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners; they’re playful, they’re interactive, and they help lay a foundation for reading. 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
Walk up the Reading Mastery Ladder Together with T&G

Nov. 29, 2021

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Learning to read is an essential skill that opens the doors to the world of knowledge for children. It allows them to take charge of their learning, become more adaptable and self-sufficient in their academic study, as well as boost their imagination and creativity through exposure to various types of literature. As young students progress through elementary school, their knowledge of specific subjects should increase and deepen to ensure a stronger comprehension of the academic material at each successive grade level. 

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Thanksgiving Activities in Kids Academy

Nov. 23, 2021

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Thanksgiving is a special day to express gratitude for different things we have in life both material and not. Children eagerly enjoy this precious holiday when families get together, prepare a hearty meal and cherish their traditions by telling each other stories of the old days or go out to watch a festive parade.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Training Your Preschooler’s Hand for Writing

Nov. 19, 2021

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Ensuring children develop their handwriting skills is important not just for their educational progress, but also for their ability to express themselves and communicate with others. 

As children grow up, their desire to communicate by mark-making advances, and there are many tools and techniques you can adopt during their early attempts to do so. Whether you are a child’s parent or guardian, caregiver or teacher there are many ways you can support the little writer. Let’s dive into some of them. 

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Adventures in Reading: Picture Books that Will Inspire a Love for Math

Oct. 7, 2021

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There is no question about it, picture books are enjoying something of a golden age. So much so, that multiple sub-genres have begun to emerge, where you and your child can wander off and explore to your hearts’ content. In a previous post, I offered a list of fabulous wordless picture books, and in this article, I suggest some picture books that are focused on Math.

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Learning at Home with KA: Fact Families and Vowel Length

Oct. 4, 2021

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Parents understand how important early childhood education is, but kids might not be too keen on the idea of reading and solving problems over and over again.

However, there are ways to make learning more enjoyable for them, while still ensuring that they are getting quality education. This educative app is perfectly crafted to cater to the needs of grades 1 – 2 students.

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Tips and Tricks on Teaching Your Child to Read

Sept. 21, 2021

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Everyone knows that parents aren’t just there to take care of their child, being a parent means learning multiple jobs to adhere to your child’s needs, and for this they also become a teacher. It can be quite frustrating when the time comes and you have to teach your child to read, the transition from just playing to actually learning can also be sudden for your child too. Read this review to get to know the ways of teaching reading to your kid.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Is Your Child Right-Handed or Left-Handed?

Sept. 21, 2021

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There has been a lot of research since the 19th century about how and why children develop a dominant hand. The capacity to be ambidextrous - use both hands equally - has also been a topic of much debate because there are so few individuals exhibiting this trait. In this article, you will find out the facts about and possible reasons for being left-handed or right-handed and the phenomenon of being ambidextrous.

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