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How to Create a Summer Schedule for Kids
May 6, 2020 Blog post How to Create a Summer Schedule for Kids main image

Summer is almost here, and it’s more than likely that your children are endlessly asking you, “can we go outside?”. So what is a parent to do to stave off crankiness and whining while ensuring that kids get what they need? The answer is to create a new summer schedule for kids that maximizes learning and makes the most of fun-filled seasonal activities! Read this article to find out how to create a killer routine, and find a sample schedule to use as a model for creating your own! 

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Working Parent’s Guide to Online Learning During the Pandemic
May 6, 2020 Blog post Working Parent’s Guide to Online Learning During the Pandemic main image

For many parents, the events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have wrought a deleterious effect on family life, work, and schooling. With many parents working remotely, or still traveling to a jobsite as an essential worker, it can seem impossible to support their children’s schooling without them being able to attend class. We know what a challenge this can be for many working parents during these tough times. Read this article to find a parent’s guide to online learning and discover tips to help make it work no matter what.

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5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan
May 1, 2020 Blog post 5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan main image

Afraid of the summer learning slide? Put your child to work in a fun and meaningful way by creating a unique summer learning plan tailored to the needs and interests of your child. Select rewards, create goals, and plan exciting activities that will energize your child for summer learning! This article offers you a step-by-step guide to designing your child’s very own summer learning program that will keep him and her learning each and every day this summer break!

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How to Motivate Kids to Learn at Home
April 29, 2020 Blog post How to Motivate Kids to Learn at Home main image

We’re facing a time unlike any other that we as a society have ever experienced before. Suddenly, teachers and students are trapped at home, attempting to complete schoolwork without stepping foot inside a classroom. Understandably, it can be hard for kids to concentrate given the stress of the pandemic, and summer is just around the corner. All considered, it’s easy to see why many students might lose the motivation to keep going to finish out the school year. Read this article to find 8 tips for motivating kids to learn, even in the face of this unprecedented time.

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Online Tools and Offline Ideas to Keep Kids Connected with Friends and Family
April 14, 2020 Blog post Online Tools and Offline Ideas to Keep Kids Connected with Friends and Family main image

With more than two thirds of the country under orders to stay at home, it might be easy to forget that our children might need some additional support. While they might not know exactly what is going on in the world, they do know that their normal routine has been upended. Just like you, the kids also miss seeing their friends, family, neighbors, and teachers while they spend their time socially distanced from others. Make this time a little bit easier for them by planning virtual playdates and spending time outdoors. Read this article to learn about online tools and offline ideas for staying connected throughout the Covid-19 crisis!

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8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids
April 9, 2020 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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Parent’s Guide to Home Distance Learning
March 20, 2020 Blog post Parent’s Guide to Home Distance Learning main image

With a new virus sweeping the globe, it certainly is an unprecedented time for our nation as we grapple with the challenges that come along with containing a pandemic. For most families, this means a prolonged disruption in schooling, and the kids are at home and in need of virtual learning options. While helping children learn at home can seem scary, Kids Academy is here to help. Read this article to learn more about the integral role you play in your child’s learning, and actionable tips that parents can use today. 

 

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Helping Parents and Educators Transition to Distance Learning
March 18, 2020 Blog post Helping Parents and Educators Transition to Distance Learning main image

Here at Kids Academy, we know how stressful it can be for both teachers and parents to face school closures. We want to help prevent learning disruptions while school is out by offering families, teachers, schools, and districts a 50% discount on all our membership plans.

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Best Grading and Effective Assessment Practices in Education
March 10, 2020 Blog post Best Grading and Effective Assessment Practices in Education main image

For generations, students in America have been accustomed to receiving letter grades for their schoolwork. Most kids and parents have come to accept that letter grades from A-F measure a student’s success in a subject. But do those grades truly reveal the whole story behind a child’s proficiency? Many educational experts now think the answer is a resounding no! A new grading system has been sweeping the country, and it uses the best practices in grading and assessment to support student learning. Keep reading to find out more about Standards-Based Grading, or SBG, and discover how it benefits students, parents, and teachers. 

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Math Anxiety: 5 Ways to Help Children Persevere and Succeed
March 2, 2020 Blog post Math Anxiety: 5 Ways to Help Children Persevere and Succeed main image

Math is a subject that Americans love to hate. On one hand, it is universally accepted that math mastery is important for a child’s success in life and their potential career. On the other, many people think they are quite simply bad at it. With such pressure to succeed and the number of children who struggle with it, it’s easy to see how kids can develop anxiety over completing it at all. If you’re a parent or teacher who works with a child who thinks they’re bad at math, this article is for you. Keep reading to learn more about math anxiety and find strategies to help students succeed. 

 

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