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.
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.
With schools across the country delivering its lessons in-person, online, or with some combination of both, children are learning new methods of learning as they navigate schooling during a pandemic. Now more than ever before, teachers need your help! It’s important to remember that parents, kids, and teachers are all in this together as we head into the 2020-2021 school year. Read this article to find timely advice for parents and how to help support teachers during full-time or hybrid distance learning!
With all the challenges many parents face in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be easy to forget that our kids are suffering through this crisis, too! With the loss of normal daily activities, such as going to school, attending class parties, or even just stopping by grandma and grandpa’s house, it’s easy to see why many children might be frightened about what is going on in the world. Read this article to learn more about your child’s basic emotional needs, and how to support emotional health during this time of crisis.
Today more than ever before do teachers and parents have the best opportunity to help their children unleash their full potential! Because of a paradigm shift from teacher-centered learning to one that guides kids to take ownership of their learning, kids have never been more equipped to become successful. This article explores how to develop a growth mindset and offers six super strategies to encourage children to take charge of their own academic achievement!
Reading aloud to children is undoubtedly one of the most important activities for kids as they learn critical early literacy skills. But how can parents be confident that read-aloud sessions are effective and promoting continued progress and success? Read this article to find the ultimate parent’s guide to read alouds, including how to choose the right books, as well as useful techniques that teachers use during daily reading.
While most kids don’t learn to read until kindergarten, many others are reading sight words and decoding words as early as 3 or 4 years old! That’s because a parent is every child’s most important teacher. A parent’s role is critical in a child’s future academic success, particularly when it comes to early literacy development. This article discusses the importance of parental involvement in fostering early reading and writing skills, and offers 8 reading strategies to use with your child.
From the time kids are born, parents are eager to find out what they’ll be like. Within each child lies interests, abilities, and talents just waiting to be unleashed. But how do we help our kids discover those talents that will steer their lives for years to come? If you’re struggling to figure out how to find your child’s talent, this article explores 10 ways to uncover your child’s inner passion, while guiding him or her toward success.
The first day of school is just weeks away, and many little learners are stepping foot in the classroom for the very first time! Planning and preparing for school can be overwhelming for parents, but Kids Academy is here to make the transition easier for both you and your child. This article shares back-to-school tips that will offer you steps to take during the next few weeks to ensure that the 2018-2019 school year gets off to a wonderful start!
The number one (and two) most influential people in a child’s life is not their teacher: but their own parents. Sometimes it is easy to overlook the monumental impact parents have upon a toddler or preschooler’s future academic endeavors. Read the following article to find out how family involvement enriches a child’s future performance in school, and to find out some easy free ways to engage with your child.