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Adventures in Reading: 20 Wonderful Picture Books

Sept. 19, 2021

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We know that children who read for about twenty minutes every day, do better academically than those who don’t. Picture books make great reading materials since they can be consumed from cover to cover in just a few minutes. Continue reading the article to get to learn these wonderful books!

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)
Helping Your Child with Speech and Language Development

Sept. 16, 2021

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Speech and language are an important part of every child’s development, this is a way to communicate, understand, express, and develop relationships. Speech delay may affect the child’s learning and socialization skills. Continue reading to find out the levels of child's speech development according to their age.

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Adventures in Reading: Wordless Picture Books

Sept. 14, 2021

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Reading may be fun for your kid if you supply them with the books they really enjoy! But what about wordless picture books? Do they bring learning value to your kid? In this article, we will review some wordless books with illustrations and show you how to read them!

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Inspire Play with a Book a Day: Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Books and Activities

May 17, 2021

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The summer is drawing near, and after a year of learning at home, you and your kids may be struggling with fresh new ideas for play. But what if we told you to just go to the nearest bookshelf and pick up your child’s favorite book? Sometimes the best ideas for playful activities can be inspired by those that are unrelated to games. Read this article to discover how to use early learning books to inspire your child’s play and find the best titles and activities to fill your little learner’s time and mind!

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Announcing a Big Update to all ELA Courses

May 5, 2021

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As we round out the school year, now is the time to tackle new content in our refreshed and expanded English Language Arts course in the Talented and Gifted app! Kids Academy is proud to announce a big update that includes new content and expanded lessons in all grade levels of our ELA courses! Keep reading to find out what’s new, and the topics and skills that are covered in this incredible new update!

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What Is Reading Fluency, and Why Is It So Important?

May 3, 2021

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“My student can read every word in this book, why does his teacher say it is too hard?” As a teacher this is a phrase we hear every year. When it comes to a student’s ability to understand or comprehend a book there is a lot more than just being able to pronounce all the words. The gold standard of reading is reading fluency. 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
Helping Your Dyslexic Child Learn and Maintain Reading Skills at Home

April 20, 2021

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Children with dyslexia often have trouble learning new skills, particularly those with multiple or complex series of steps.  To more effectively embed reading skills, use multi-sensory exercises to incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile techniques. 

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Tips for Parents on How to Improve Handwriting During Remote Learning

March 29, 2021

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All around the world, remote learning is becoming the norm. Schools and families are navigating their way around during these unprecedented times, trying to find ways to support their students and children learning from home. There are so many resources that are available to help children learn to read and write but what happens when you’re stuck without access to a computer, tablet or even Wifi? It is without a doubt that handwriting is something that is lagging due to our world becoming so tech-driven. Read this article to discover ways that you as a parent can help support and encourage the improvement of handwriting skills at home. 

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Introducing Foundational Reading Courses in Kids Academy App

March 10, 2021

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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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Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Pre-K through Grade 3 (Part I)

March 3, 2021

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When teaching your child to read, you probably haven’t given much thought to chapter books. When we’re busy helping kids decode words, and read sentences, we might fall into the trap that longer books are only for older children. But if you think about it, one of the most important missions in teaching kids to read is to plant the seeds for enjoyment. Reading should be fun, and chapter books can immerse your child in the world of the story! 

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