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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

Detecting Hearing Difficulties in Children and Addressing it at Home

May 20, 2021

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Talking to your child but he seems inattentive and doesn’t respond can be quite irritating for the parents. How do we know if a child is ignoring us or has any difficulty listening? Talking to your child but he seems inattentive and doesn’t respond can be quite irritating for the parents. At times, you’ll yell at your child to turn the volume down of the program they are watching or games they're playing. However, have you ever asked yourself if the behavior is related something else? Is it Selective Hearing? Hearing difficulties?

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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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5 Fantastic Chess Movies to Watch at Home with Your Kids

May 12, 2021

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Outside of Netflix’s smash hit, The Queen’s Gambit, most folks haven’t heard of television shows or movies about chess. After all, chess might not seem as popular in our culture as it once was. But what better way to encourage your child and motivate him or her to continue playing than by watching inspirational chess movies for kids?  While they might not be widely known, there are high-quality films available that are also family-friendly, many of which are available to stream for free! Keep reading to find 5 fantastic films about chess that you and your child will want to watch together!

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Being a Korean Child. The Learning Curve

May 5, 2021

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Today we have a talk with Hyan Min. He’s a husband and father of one, living in Korea. He works in private equity and is a venture capitalist who takes great pride in ensuring his daughter is well equipped for her future. We’re very interested to learn about what life is like raising a daughter in Korea as well as the challenges faced in the education system particularly surrounding the English language. 

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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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School Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag: Ways to Encourage Your Children to Love Learning

April 26, 2021

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As kids grow older, parents and teachers see it all the time: some kids start to hate school. While there are many varied reasons why this change occurs, there are a plethora of strategies parents can use to help their kids stay happy at school and form a healthy, lifelong love of learning. Read this article to discover steps that parents can take to help their kids stay engaged at school and to nurture a love for discovery and learning! 

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Mnemonic Strategies to Improve Memory and Learning Retention in Children

April 20, 2021

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Children today are expected to learn and know more at younger ages than ever before. When thinking about the huge amount of fact they will learn in just the first few years of elementary school, it can be easy for any parent or student to become quickly overwhelmed. Luckily there are many tricks that kids can use to help them memorize and retain information. This article discusses and defines mnemonics for memory training, and how simple mnemonic tricks can make learning easier and faster.

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Key Approaches and Activities to Increase Counting Fluency

April 7, 2021

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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

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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

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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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