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Leap Year Crafts and Activities for Kids
Feb. 24, 2020 Blog post Leap Year Crafts and Activities for Kids main image

February 29th only comes around once every four years, meaning this might be the first leap year in your child’s or students’ memories! Don’t let this leap year come and go without turning it into a unique learning experience filled with fascinating facts and fun-filled games or crafts. Read this article to discover more about this amazing extra calendar day and find four fabulous ideas for exciting leap year activities!

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Importance of Extracurricular Activities in School & College
June 10, 2019 Blog post Importance of Extracurricular Activities in School & College main image

There’s no doubt that academics are an integral part of every child’s early life, since learning is every kid’s job! With increased rigor and the push to perform on standardized tests from a young age, it’s easy to forget that extracurricular activities also play an important role in every child’s education and development. This article reveals the benefits of extracurricular activities in school and offers you unique ideas to support your child’s passions alongside his learning.

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Creative Art Projects for Kids Using Recycled Materials
April 15, 2019 Blog post Creative Art Projects for Kids Using Recycled Materials main image

Spring is a great time to go green! The grass is growing and flowers are blooming, reminding us all what a beautiful place Earth can be. On Earth Day or every day, help your child grow a continuing sense of pride for keeping the planet clean using recycled crafts for kids. Keep reading to find fresh ideas for turning trash into treasure by reusing common household materials! 

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Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Kids and Preschool Children
April 1, 2019 Blog post Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Kids and Preschool Children main image

Even though it’s one of the largest holidays recognized worldwide, sometimes Earth Day gets lost in the shuffle as adults go about their daily grind. Don’t let your kids forget about this important holiday and celebrate with purpose using cool hands-on projects and literacy activities! Read this article to find fun-filled yet meaningful Earth Day activities for kids of all ages!

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Chess in the Digital Age
Feb. 11, 2019 Blog post Chess in the Digital Age main image

The amazing game of chess has withstood the test of time, becoming known as one of the world’s greatest games! While gameplay has remained much the same, the culture of chess players, tournaments, and the access to training software has evolved to reach and connect with younger generations. While your child learns how to play chess, excite him or her with the fascinating ways technology has influenced game for good!

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10 Cool Facts About the History of Chess Your Kids Will Love
Dec. 29, 2018 Blog post 10 Cool Facts About the History of Chess Your Kids Will Love main image

You probably already know teaching chess to kids is a wonderful way to stimulate your child’s intellect and grow his or her critical analysis skills through exciting gameplay. However, sometimes it’s easy for kids to be tempted by the technology that surrounds us every day. More and more often, kids are turning to video games and TV for entertainment, both of which aren’t very stimulating and are hardly educational. Give your child motivation to get started or keep going. This article focuses on the fascinating facts surrounding the history of chess your child will love! 

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Arts and Crafts Based Upon Your Child’s Favorite Chapter Books (Part II)
Sept. 29, 2018 Blog post Arts and Crafts Based Upon Your Child’s Favorite Chapter Books (Part II) main image

When kids engage with books beyond the physical pages, they improve critical analysis and comprehension skills by thinking more deeply about the book, its themes, characters, and more! We’ve already explored some of the best chapter books and series for kids, so let’s expand the conversation and take a look at four fantastic arts and crafts activities based on books!

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6 DIY Toys from Nature
Aug. 13, 2018 Blog post 6 DIY Toys from Nature main image

As summer comes to an end, kids often become bored and are in need energizing activities to stimulate curiosity and creativity. Get your child off the couch and out of the house by creating DIY kids toys from nature! Keep reading to discover fun-filled ideas that will keep your child busy creating and innovating from now throughout the fall!

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7 Life Lessons Chess Can Teach Your Child
July 30, 2018 Blog post 7 Life Lessons Chess Can Teach Your Child main image

If you think about it, chess is a lot like real life, but on a much smaller scale. Every chess move alters the way the game turns out, just like the decisions we make in life. Since we utilize complex critical decision-making  processes while playing chess, kids can learn incredible life lessons that mirrors the skills they’ll need to be successful, just by learning chess! This article explores 7 amazing life skills your child will develop while learning to play chess!

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How to Teach your Child Chess When You Don’t Know How to Play Yourself
June 18, 2018 Blog post How to Teach your Child Chess When You Don’t Know How to Play Yourself main image

Avoid spending a lot of money enrolling your child in a local chess course, and learn chess alongside your child with Kids Academy! If you’re wondering how to teach kids to play chess, but you don’t know how to play yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Our new series of chess lessons now available on our YouTube channel and in Talented & Gifted Program will teach you and your child the basics and more! This article will give you easy-to-follow steps to get started learning chess with your child! 

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