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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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Arts and Crafts Based Upon Your Child’s Favorite Chapter Books (Part II)
Sept. 29, 2018 Blog post Arts and Crafts Based Upon Your Child’s Favorite Chapter Books (Part II) main image

When kids engage with books beyond the physical pages, they improve critical analysis and comprehension skills by thinking more deeply about the book, its themes, characters, and more! We’ve already explored some of the best chapter books and series for kids, so let’s expand the conversation and take a look at four fantastic arts and crafts activities based on books!

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6 DIY Toys from Nature
Aug. 13, 2018 Blog post 6 DIY Toys from Nature main image

As summer comes to an end, kids often become bored and are in need energizing activities to stimulate curiosity and creativity. Get your child off the couch and out of the house by creating DIY kids toys from nature! Keep reading to discover fun-filled ideas that will keep your child busy creating and innovating from now throughout the fall!

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7 Life Lessons Chess Can Teach Your Child
July 30, 2018 Blog post 7 Life Lessons Chess Can Teach Your Child main image

If you think about it, chess is a lot like real life, but on a much smaller scale. Every chess move alters the way the game turns out, just like the decisions we make in life. Since we utilize complex critical decision-making  processes while playing chess, kids can learn incredible life lessons that mirrors the skills they’ll need to be successful, just by learning chess! This article explores 7 amazing life skills your child will develop while learning to play chess!

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How to Teach your Child Chess When You Don’t Know How to Play Yourself
June 18, 2018 Blog post How to Teach your Child Chess When You Don’t Know How to Play Yourself main image

Avoid spending a lot of money enrolling your child in a local chess course, and learn chess alongside your child with Kids Academy! If you’re wondering how to teach kids to play chess, but you don’t know how to play yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Our new series of chess lessons now available on our YouTube channel and in Talented & Gifted Program will teach you and your child the basics and more! This article will give you easy-to-follow steps to get started learning chess with your child! 

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Ways to Introduce Chess to Children: A Guide for Parents
May 28, 2018 Blog post Ways to Introduce Chess to Children: A Guide for Parents main image

If you’ve never thought about playing a game of chess with your young child, think again! Learning chess requires the player to think hard without needing to read, making this game accessible to children as young as 5! What’s more is that playing chess has been shown to boost critical thinking and problem solving skills, dubbed by many as making kids smarter. This article will show you how to reap the benefits and introduce your little learner to chess! 

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Creative Spring Art Projects for Kids
April 9, 2018 Blog post Creative Spring Art Projects for Kids main image

The grass is growing, and the flowers are all in bloom. Spring is the best time of year to create bright and eye-catching crafts that will flex your child’s creativity and imagination while celebrating the season! If you’re looking for refreshing new ideas for springtime crafts, this article will share 3 invigorating spring art activities for preschoolers!

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The Importance of Arts and Crafts in Early Education
Nov. 10, 2017 Blog post The Importance of Arts and Crafts in Early Education main image

Since artwork is one of the very first outlets kids use to express their individuality, it’s no wonder that they love it so much! But did you know that engaging in art can have a huge impact on your child’s academic and lifelong success? Kids use art to explore their world, all while building a foundation for a whole host of critical skills!

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Afterschool Activities: 5 Ways to Learn Outside the Classroom
March 6, 2017 Blog post Afterschool Activities: 5 Ways to Learn Outside the Classroom main image

Did you know that when a child comes home from school, they’re still learning? As humans, we’re constantly learning by adapting and responding to the world around us. Here’s an article that will offer exciting ideas to keep the learning and creativity flowing, long after the school day ends!

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