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Preschool Reading Comprehension Activities

Sept. 16, 2021

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Teaching reading strategies to a preschooler may be quite a difficult task for inexperienced parents. At Kids Academy, we’re always working hard to find new ways to get the highest-quality learning resources into the hands of parents! That’s why we’re presenting our preschool reading materials in a variety of ways, to give parents options and flexibility in teaching their little learners to read. Now you can find preschool worksheets and videos on our website, in the app, or from our YouTube Channel, which are all wrapped up into our easy-to-navigate English Language Arts lessons!

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

The Importance of Interactive Learning

Sept. 13, 2021

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Interactive learning covers many different aspects of the learning process. Automatically we may assume it refers to the usage of technology within the classroom and home environment, however, this isn’t the only explanation of interactive learning. In this blog we will explore what interactive learning really is, and understand the ways in which it aids children and supports learning journeys. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Counting Activities

Sept. 9, 2021

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To help parents get their hands on the highest-quality learning resources, we’ve made it our mission to provide you with our preschool and kindergarten counting activities and early math lessons in a variety of different ways. Not only can you find our worksheets on the websites, but parents and their kids now have options in how to complete them with the flexibility to complete entire lessons in the way that works best for them!

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

How to Shape a Home Learning Environment to Boost Children’s Development?

Sept. 6, 2021

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Every parent, whether homeschooling their child or not, wants to ensure that the home environment is one that fosters the rounded development of their little one. A study from Peeple - a UK-based charity supporting parents/carers, babies and children to learn together - shows that a positive home learning environment is the single most important factor in ensuring children’s developmental outcomes through childhood. Continue reading to explore more about the research!

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Helpful Hints for A Successful Start to the New School Year

Aug. 23, 2021

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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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Personalized Learning for Pandemic Learning Loss: Strategies to Try for Both Teachers and Parents

Aug. 6, 2021

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As we get ready to embark on a new school year, the topic of closing learning gaps caused by the pandemic has been buzzing throughout the educational world. Thanks to standardized test scores from around the country, educators and parents know that online learning has taken its toll. Thankfully, there are many strategies to use for teachers and parents who are helping their kids get caught up. Keep reading to learn about personalized learning, and strategies to differentiate lessons to reach the needs of all students!

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Building Social-Emotional Skills During the Pandemic

Nov. 24, 2020

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As the pandemic wears on, it’s obvious that many months of social distancing and school closures have taken a toll on students’ emotional health. With schools turning back towards online learning, many parents and teachers are looking for ways to promote social-emotional learning with the lack of in-person classes. Luckily, there are some meaningful ways to build social-emotional learning, or SEL. Keep reading to discover the importance of SEL and to find advice to foster its growth throughout the pandemic.

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Tips to Support Students with Special Needs During Distance Learning

Oct. 12, 2020

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For parents and teachers of kids with special needs, distance learning presents an entirely new challenge: how to support the neediest of children when they are stuck at home learning through a screen! When cameras are off, and teachers and their aides are all on the same call together, it can seem impossible for these kids to get the accommodations they so desperately need. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tools we can offer for both families and educators. Keep reading to find strategies for supporting students with special needs during virtual classes.

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Digital Classroom Management for Both Teachers and Parents

Oct. 5, 2020

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Ask any teacher, and you’ll find that classroom management is one of the most difficult aspects of the profession, even under normal conditions! And as we know, 2020 has been anything but normal, especially when it comes to school. Read this article to find helpful strategies for both teachers and parents as we all navigate distance learning this school year.

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Managing Stress and Avoiding Parental Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part II

Sept. 21, 2020

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So far, 2020 has been a year for the record books! As parents, we are all navigating an unpredictable school year that has our children sometimes learning from home. And if you’re like many parents, your work schedule may also get in the way, complicating everything from your home life to your child’s own schooling. If this sounds like your plight, this article is written especially for you! Keep reading to discover helpful advice on avoiding parental burnout in this strange age of coronavirus. 

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