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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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Grammar. Parts of Speech for 2nd Grade. Identifying Nouns in the Story

Jan. 21, 2022

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Your kids might be fond of stories during spare time or bedtime. You can always use stories to teach a concept and instill values to your children. A story is an opportunity to open learning horizons in both academics and personal development of your kids. Read more to learn how to make nouns "visible" for your kids in stories.

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Grammar. Parts of Speech for 2nd Grade. Collective Nouns and Reflexive Pronouns.

Jan. 20, 2022

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A collective noun is a noun that pertains to a group, which can either be taken as singular or plural depending on whether the members are doing the same thing at a particular time or not. If the members are into one task, the collective noun is taken as singular; if they are not united in doing an action, this noun is considered plural.

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Making Multiplication and Division a Piece of Cake

Dec. 29, 2021

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Imagine your child being enthusiastic about Math, year after year after year. Instead of being anxiety-inducing, homework is a period of quiet focus capped by a sense of satisfaction. With some intentional early action, this can be a reality for you.

Learning math facts, such as the multiplication table, is one of those early intentional actions that have a big payoff in the long run. A calculator or a smartphone can easily multiply and divide for them, so why should children learn to do it by heart? This article explains why, and discusses what makes our Talented and Gifted app ideal for helping your child learn math facts. 

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
Hyperactivity in Children: Causes and Ways to Manage It

Dec. 27, 2021

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All the preschool children are usually very active. Preschool children`s activity is the age norm. They like to run, jump, climb on benches and climbing frames, play outdoor games, sing and dance.

How to distinguish a high level of activity from hyperactivity and overexcitability? Read this article to find out!

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)
4 Skills that Develop your Child’s Fundamental Writing and Spelling Abilities

Dec. 21, 2021

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No parent can describe the pride they feel when they can legibly read a word their child wrote or correctly interpret a drawing. Written and visual expression is essential to communicate with others but is often difficult for young children because of the multiple layers of skills involved in writing. Practice in these four domains will improve your child’s literary success and confidence in their writing ability.

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