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Turn Screen Time into Growth Time with Kids Academy

Feb. 8, 2024

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Think back to your earliest childhood memories; how did you spend your time? Unlike today’s kids, your memories likely don’t include playing for hours on your parent’s smartphones. By contrast, modern children are considered digital “natives”, meaning that from the moment of birth they live in an environment where the use of mobile devices and the Internet is the norm.

This new normality poses new questions and challenges to parents and teachers. The former may be wondering how to make the most of their kids’ screen time to ensure that they have the best balance of online and offscreen activities. While for the latter it’s natural to be wary of incorporating screen devices into the classroom, especially with the already limited time within a school day.   

Luckily, high-quality digital learning tools can help both parents and teachers make the best out of their kids’ and students’ time with screens. Thanks to highly engaging elements, such as interactive apps, games, and videos, online content enhances the learning process by making it playful and fun. Whether at home or in the classroom, screen time offers a dynamic and engaging educational experience that prepares kids for navigating today’s technology-driven world. 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

EdTech Solutions for Neurodivergent Kids

Nov. 8, 2023

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Have you ever encountered the term 'neurodivergent' and wondered what it means? Or are you familiar with the term and looking for ways to better support the needs of the neurodivergent children in your care? Well, you're in the right place. We'll go in-depth on the topic of neurodiversity, explaining its nuances and outlining concrete steps for creating an inclusive learning environment.

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6 Ideas to Create the Perfect Study Space for Your Elementary Student

Sept. 8, 2023

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Studying and managing their own learning isn’t something that comes naturally to kids. Who could blame them for wanting to spend their time after school watching TV or playing video games? Even so, parents can help nudge their children along and into a new studying routine.

With a new school year just beginning, now is the best time to instill or reinforce healthy study habits with the inspiring study space for your kiddo. Consider the following ideas for designing the perfect study space for your elementary student!

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Summer Reading Tips and Book Recommendations

June 19, 2023

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As parents and caregivers, we want to keep our kids engaged in learning during the summer break. Many learners will experience what is known as the “summer slide” which is when they lose some of the academic gains they have made during the school year over summer break. Reading, particularly in the elementary years, is an area that is vulnerable to that learning loss. Here are some recommendations for keeping elementary kids engaged in reading during the summer:

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Improving Your Child’s Reading Comprehension at Home: Tips for Parents

May 23, 2023

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Over the last few years, many children experienced learning loss in some academic areas due to the pandemic. Parents are concerned that their elementary students struggle with developing reading skills, so important for learning success. We'll provide ways to address these issues using the science of reading—the latest teaching approach based on extensive research. 

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Announcing New Worksheet Features: Difficulty Levels and Answer Keys

Nov. 2, 2022

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Here at Kids Academy, we’re always looking for exciting new ways to offer families and teachers the most innovative and effective learning tools possible! While other sites may offer printable online worksheets, Kids Academy has worked hard over the years to evolve our resources into AI-driven, interactive worksheets that cover a multitude of topics and spanning all the subject areas taught in preschool and elementary school, including math, English, science and social studies. For early learners ages 2-10, our learning worksheets are created by expert educators based on the official learning standards and are fitted with vibrant graphics and professional voiceover.

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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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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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Science. 1st Grade. Earth and Space Science for Kids in Grade 1

May 27, 2022

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Children, especially those in the first grade, are naturally inquisitive with their surroundings. You can also find them calmly staring at the clear night sky asking questions about this seemingly different world above them while pointing their tiny fingers towards those bright twinkling illuminations. For parents, this is definitely one of the best times to feed their children’s curiosity with simple yet accurate knowledge.

Earth and Space Science is indeed a complex course yet a principal discipline nonetheless. This subject can help open up an exciting new world of knowledge that will guide the children in appreciating the nature of space as well as earth’s special spot in the universe. Earth and Space Science will enlighten a kid’s young mind as to how unique the Earth is and why it is important to proactively take steps in preserving it for the generations to come.

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Explaining Fractions to Kids

May 25, 2022

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Welcome to Kids Academy’s Second Math Learning Bundle! This learning bundle is tailored to facilitate the teaching-learning process at home between you and your kids. The lessons here are arranged in a manner wherein the students will be able to use the preceding lesson as a bridge to the next lesson, which sustains increasing levels of challenge. Kids Academy, the creator of this bundle, has been engrossed in making your kids’ exploration of concepts worthwhile, fascinating, remarkable, and impactful. This bundle contains the following articles, which aid in introducing the topic, Fractions.

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