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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)
Friendships Between Kids of Different Genders

Sept. 26, 2022

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis.

As the saying goes, no man is an island. Friends are our acquired family – friendship is not something we are born to but a relationship that we build. It starts the moment we realize that we have mutual interests, beliefs and values with another person. And even though differences are still present, we respect those differences. It is a relationship wherein gender, race, social status, or anything else does not matter.

Friendships are often formed during childhood, and this form of friendship happens to be more genuine than what we have as adults. Between kids, there are no biases, they tend to focus on the fun and bonding experiences they have with one another.

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Raising Ecological Awareness in Kids

Sept. 19, 2022

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Children, more than ever before, grow up in a world facing many ecological and environmental challenges. Parents and educators cannot shield kids from what is happening but should strive to educate and encourage them to work toward solutions. Children armed with knowledge can take a stand and be ready to make real changes in their homes, communities, and their world.

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Back to School Ideas Exchange

Sept. 12, 2022

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The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time full of new beginnings! However, it can also be a very overwhelming time. For me, as a mom and a teacher, the start of a new school year represents a lot of change in our house. This year in particular because my youngest started kindergarten! That meant that we had two children in school full time. As parents, we worry. We worry about sending our kids off, for the first time in many cases, to be without us for the entire day. We put our most valuable possessions in the hands of another. Below, I’ll go through some typical responses we received from Kids Academy subscribers and will share some tips from my personal and professional experience to help ease the stress that may come with the changes of a new school year.

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Labor Day Crafts for Kids

Sept. 5, 2022

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Labor Day is often celebrated much like Memorial Day: with cookouts and festivities that don’t actually capture the true meaning of the holiday. This year set the record straight and teach your child the meaning behind this important public holiday. This article discusses the history behind Labor Day and offers up 5 fabulous Labor Day arts and crafts for kids that your little ones are sure to love!

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Labor Day Worksheet Collection

Sept. 3, 2022

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Are you and your family looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend with some outdoor activities planned like having a barbecue, going to see a parade, visiting the countryside or an amusement park and taking the chance to say goodbye to the sweet summer that’s coming to an end? We definitely are! Our Kids Academy Team wishes you to have lots of joyful and happy moments during these golden days in the company of your family and friends. We also believe it’s important to remember where this holiday comes from and to teach our children about it. https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/printables/kindergarten/social-studies/community/kindergarten-teachers-community-helpers-worksheet.pdf

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Helpful Hints for A Successful Start to the New School Year

Aug. 31, 2022

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For kids across the country, they are returning to school this fall without ever having stepped on campus in over a year! For many of them, they are entering school for the very first time as kindergarteners or 1st graders. With so many disruptions, it’s easy to see why parents and kids may feel nervous about stepping foot on campus this fall. Luckily there are strategies parents can take to help little learners prepare for the big day. Read this article to find helpful hints to ensure a smooth start to the new school year!

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Making Back-to-School Easier Together with Kids Academy

Aug. 14, 2022

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It's time to be ready for a new school year since the studies have already begun! Schools have been opening their doors for young and elder learners as autumn approaches. Probably your kid is looking forward to starting learning in the campus with joy and delight, or maybe he or she experiences troubles while waiting for their first lessons face-to-face with the teacher after the long-running pandemic pause. You may assist your kid in making their first steps beyond the school's doorstep with the help of the Talented and Gifted discount we have prepared for you.

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Water Cycle: The Science of Rain for Kindergarteners

Aug. 9, 2022

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Water is everywhere. Around 71% of Earth’s surface is covered with water. We got oceans, rivers, and lakes. And on top of that, we even have water from the sky! Precipitation takes place in all regions of Earth except Antarctica (considered as the driest place in the world). That said, it is inevitable for your kindergartner to throw the where and why questions everytime it rains.

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Communicating with Kids about School: Tips and Questions to Ask

Aug. 4, 2022

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Have you ever tried to ask your older elementary child how their day went, only to be met with an eye roll and a one-worded response? If you’re like most parents, the struggle to get kids to talk after school can be a lot like pulling teeth! While frustrating, it’s natural for children to pull away and become more private or independent as they grow older. Luckily there are a few tricks parents can use to get kids talking. This article discusses the importance of effective communication with kids and offers up helpful tips to use and questions to jumpstart afterschool dialogue with tight-lipped children! 

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
A Healthy Mindset - A Happy Child

Aug. 3, 2022

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There are a lot of misconceptions in society about the reasons behind weight gain, specifically that it is purely down to laziness. This assumption often leads to stigma and cruelty to those who are overweight. This cruelty is unacceptable and can be the cause of bullying attitudes to those struggling with their weight. Today’s article, the final in the series on childrens’ weight issues, will explore the connection between psychological and emotional problems and a child’s overall holistic health and wellbeing, specifically their physical health and weight. 

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