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Key Approaches and Activities to Increase Counting Fluency
April 7, 2021 Blog post Key Approaches and Activities to Increase Counting Fluency main image

Starting from toddlerhood, we teach kids to count with a little help from children’s book, technology, and maybe a few TV educational shows.  However, as our little learners grow into preschoolers, they must build fluency in counting, not only recognizing the numbers, but understanding them, too! Since counting is just the first step in learning everything else in math, it’s critical that kids get better, faster, and smarter when they count. To do this, check out the best practices for planning counting activities, and discover fresh activity ideas to your child’s daily learning routine!

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8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids
March 31, 2021 Blog post 8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids main image

This year, most families will be celebrating Easter indoors without the usual big family gatherings or a trip to church. Unfortunately, that also means that the traditional Easter egg hunts and neighborhood activities have been cancelled, and families are left to salvage holiday with their little ones. But never fear, because Kids Academy is here for you! Read this article to explore 8 exciting Easter activities for kids at home and plan a small in-house celebration that your child will remember for years to come! 

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Tips for Parents on How to Improve Handwriting During Remote Learning
March 29, 2021 Blog post Tips for Parents on How to Improve Handwriting During Remote Learning main image

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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Be a Help, not a Hassle. 10 Simple Tips to Help your Student with Homework
March 23, 2021 Blog post Be a Help, not a Hassle. 10 Simple Tips to Help your Student with Homework main image

There has always been a gap between parents and students and nowhere is that more obvious than at the homework table. No matter how helpful and well intentioned parents are they can be met with hostility and stubborn students. These 10 tips will help build a successful bridge between learning in the classroom and learning at home. 

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6 Educational Activities and Crafts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
March 15, 2021 Blog post 6 Educational Activities and Crafts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day main image

In America, St. Patrick’s Day is ordinarily celebrated with parades and everything green! While it’s not considered a major holiday in the states, it still serves as an excellent opportunity to learn about Irish culture and history. Turn this fun day into a learning experience with easy and educational St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids! Keep reading to learn more about this exciting day, and to find 6 sensational ideas to share with your kids or students at home or in the classroom!

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The Impact of Learning Chess on Math Skills
Feb. 25, 2021 Blog post The Impact of Learning Chess on Math Skills main image

Here at Kids Academy, we love to talk about the many benefits of teaching children to play chess! We’ve already written about how learning to play can pay off in the form of academic success, but did you know that it can directly impact your child’s math skills in a multitude of positive ways? Read this article to discover the amazing chess and math connection and explore how teaching your kids can both directly and indirectly improve their math skills and performance.

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Ways to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids
Feb. 8, 2021 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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The 5 Best Chess Books for Kids
Feb. 8, 2021 Blog post The 5 Best Chess Books for Kids main image

In previous articles, we have talked quite a bit about the plethora of amazing online apps available for teaching kids how to play chess. While there are truly amazing resources on the web for kids to learn and practice the game, nothing can replace the level and quality of learning a child can glean from reading a book! Read this article to explore our list of the top book titles from renowned authors that will transform your little chess player from beginner to master!

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Reducing Screen Time when School is Online: Tips for Making Screen Time Count
Feb. 1, 2021 Blog post Reducing Screen Time when School is Online: Tips for Making Screen Time Count main image

It’s no secret that the amount of time kids spend on screens have jumped since the start of the pandemic. At the same time, parents and teachers are haunted by pre-pandemic warnings to reduce time spent on technology, especially for young children who are at risk for becoming overweight. So, what are parents and teachers to do when this year many schools across the country are taught online? Keep reading to find out how to reduce screen time and balance it with other activities, even during online learning.

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7 Tips for Cultivating Critical Thinking for Kids Throughout the School Year
Jan. 24, 2021 Blog post 7 Tips for Cultivating Critical Thinking for Kids Throughout the School Year main image

When it comes to critical thinking for kids, it’s important to remember that analytical thinkers aren’t suddenly created in kindergarten! Many parents and perhaps teachers may worry how today’s increasingly tougher curriculum standards can be taught when our children are hardly ready to think critically on their own. But as the popular saying goes, it’s about the journey, not just the destination! Read this article to learn more about what critical thinking looks like at the elementary level, and what parents and educators can do to help children develop the mindset needed for deep analytical thinking! 

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