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Science. 1st Grade. Introducing Astronomy to Kids

May 30, 2022

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Astronomy is a complex but an amazing subject. It covers both Physics and Mathematics while pumping up the inquisitiveness of children. Teaching Astronomy to your first grader can help their interest in Science flourish. It is through this discipline that children will be able to further appreciate the concepts of time, distance, gravity, and size of objects. Astronomy also renders an introductory glimpse on the concepts of matter and energy. 

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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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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
Causes of Weight Problems in Children

May 21, 2022

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Is your child struggling with maintaining a healthy weight? Overweight conditions and obesity are rising globally, especially in industrialized western countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. These statistics are substantiated by body mass index (BMI) charts based on age and gender created in the previous two decades. In this article, which is part of our series of articles on weight problems in kids, we will talk about the main views on what causes obesity in children.

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)
Being a Good Parent: Different Parenting Styles

May 2, 2022

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Children are different in so many ways. Being a kindergarten teacher and a behavior therapist, I witness a whole spectrum of differences between kids and their parents. The parent-child relationship is reflected in the child’s demeanor. According to Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., good parenting is necessary to help foster behavior and emotions in most children. Let us take a look at different parenting styles and check what parenting style you administer to your child.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Writing Benchmarks for First Graders

April 4, 2022

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Watching your little ones flourish is a real joy. As supportive parents and caregivers, ensuring children develop in line with expected milestones can be a little overwhelming. This can especially be the case when monitoring a youngsters' handwriting skills because every child develops at different speeds. Therefore it can be confusing to ascertain what skills they should be exhibiting at what stage. 

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
Dyslexia: Some Manifestations and Techniques of Its Overcoming

Feb. 22, 2022

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Sometimes in the process of learning reading a child experiences various difficulties. They do not disappear "by themselves" in the course of time. The difficulties remain at the same level (even in several years of learning). And the child's reading speed rarely reaches the level of the 2nd grade.

If a child preserves the general ability to learn, but the ability to master skills is disrupted, specialists talk about possible manifestations of dyslexia.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
5 Strategies for Developing Strong Working Memory in Children

Feb. 10, 2022

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Do you notice your child seems to fall apart when schoolwork gets difficult, seems inattentive and distracted, or you default to repeating yourself over and over? As exhausting as dealing with this as a parent is, your child is showing signs of a working memory operating at capacity – and it’s overflowing.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
5 Ways to Determine If Your Child May Have a Reading Disability and How to Help

Feb. 8, 2022

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Is convincing your child to read becoming a daily dispute in your home? You shouldn’t be discouraged because you're not the only parent who struggles with this issue. Reading difficulties can be caused by various circumstances, the majority of which are treatable.

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)
Critical Thinking and Pseudoscience

Feb. 1, 2022

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In this article, we will discuss critical thinking, pseudoscience and ways to strengthen children’s critical thinking skills. If you want to learn more on critical thinking skills, you may read the first article here in the Kids Academy website.

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