Dec. 6, 2023
In essence, play-based learning serves as a cornerstone in early childhood education, with experts touting its benefits and importance. It is no doubt an essential component of childhood, but as a parent or teacher, you may be wondering about the details of how play can develop your child’s specific academic skills or how to know if the games they play are useful. Join us as we explore answers to the most commonly asked questions about play-based learning to gain deeper insight into this important topic.
Sept. 8, 2023
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!
June 19, 2023
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:
March 24, 2023
Remember those piano lessons your mom made you take in the third grade? Was it your idea to start…or hers? We, as parents, want to guide our children toward the best opportunities and experiences to build skills and resiliency. Nonetheless, our understanding of what is best for them may not always match their own.
Parents usually know what is best for their children since they have a unique understanding of their requirements, preferences, and desires. This ultra-close relationship allows parents to better steer their children into becoming responsible adults. You want your child to respect, trust, and listen to you, and you want to be encouraging but not overbearing. Parental pushing is typical, as parents seek that fine line between motivating their children and placing extra stress on them.
Feb. 7, 2023
Attachment is important in a parent-child relationship as it builds a basis for a person’s relationships as they grow up. As a preschool teacher, I have observed how children show their attachment to their parents and caregivers and how different it can be for each child. The COVID pandemic has surely affected children’s attachment and anxiety in social situations; although some do feel enthusiastic about being outside or starting school, this is not the case for all children. So, we decided to dive into this issue and ask Kids Academy users about the challenges they have with separation anxiety and excessive attachment in their children.
Jan. 19, 2023
Hey! Today we are celebrating National Puzzle Day! Every January 29th, we acknowledge the benefits of puzzles for our brainwork.
Puzzles are a great way to put your mind to work, whether it's a crossword or jigsaw, trivia or word searches. Many studies have shown that we use both the left and right sides of our brains when solving a jigsaw puzzle. It is also proven that puzzle-solving exercises improve memory and cognitive function. In this article, we will highlight the benefits of puzzles you are probably not aware of. Keep on reading.
Jan. 9, 2023
Many parents are familiar with the situation when a toddler runs around the flat without stopping, screams, taps on furniture, lies down on the floor and waves his legs and arms and does not hear at all what you are telling him.
The first thing to do in this situation is to divert the toddler's attention.
To do this, you can use little tricks. Keep reading to find out what tricks you can use to quieten down your little fidget.
Sept. 26, 2022
“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.
Aug. 31, 2022
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!
June 22, 2022
Multiplication (actually math in general) can seem like an abstract concept that is difficult to think of in practical ways. As parents, we might think back to our days of learning multiplication, and remember how we were taught to memorize facts with flashcards and repeated practice. We were told that memorizing these facts were important, but we were never told why.
When we’re teaching our own children, it’s easy to revert back to the old teaching methods that we are most familiar with, even though memorization drills can become tedious and boring. But learning multiplication can actually be fun!