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Step-by-step Guide to A Child's Success in Multiplication

Feb. 23, 2024

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Dive into the world of multiplication mastery with our comprehensive guide! From understanding arrays to exploring skip counting and the commutative property, we've got you covered. With visual representations, engaging activities, and interactive worksheets, teaching multiplication becomes an adventure of discovery for children. Explore patterns within the multiplication table and harness technology for dynamic learning experiences. Foster peer learning through collaborative activities, making multiplication a social and enjoyable journey. Whether it's teaching arrays in second grade or mastering multiplication facts in third grade, our article provides the tools and resources to make learning fun and accessible. Join us as we inspire growth and unlock the potential of multiplication for lifelong learning opportunities.

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Turn Screen Time into Growth Time with Kids Academy

Feb. 8, 2024

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Think back to your earliest childhood memories; how did you spend your time? Unlike today’s kids, your memories likely don’t include playing for hours on your parent’s smartphones. By contrast, modern children are considered digital “natives”, meaning that from the moment of birth they live in an environment where the use of mobile devices and the Internet is the norm.

This new normality poses new questions and challenges to parents and teachers. The former may be wondering how to make the most of their kids’ screen time to ensure that they have the best balance of online and offscreen activities. While for the latter it’s natural to be wary of incorporating screen devices into the classroom, especially with the already limited time within a school day.   

Luckily, high-quality digital learning tools can help both parents and teachers make the best out of their kids’ and students’ time with screens. Thanks to highly engaging elements, such as interactive apps, games, and videos, online content enhances the learning process by making it playful and fun. Whether at home or in the classroom, screen time offers a dynamic and engaging educational experience that prepares kids for navigating today’s technology-driven world. 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

EdTech Solutions for Neurodivergent Kids

Nov. 8, 2023

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Have you ever encountered the term 'neurodivergent' and wondered what it means? Or are you familiar with the term and looking for ways to better support the needs of the neurodivergent children in your care? Well, you're in the right place. We'll go in-depth on the topic of neurodiversity, explaining its nuances and outlining concrete steps for creating an inclusive learning environment.

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Gravitational and Wind Energies: Forms of Energy for Kindergarten

July 19, 2022

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It was discussed in the article Kindergarten Physical Science: Energy, Force, and Motion that there are two main categories of energy. And these are the potential energy and the kinetic energy. And under these categories are the more specific types of energy which include gravitational, chemical, elastic, wind, heat, and electrical energies. Of the types of energies mentioned, the first three are classified as potential energy, wind being kinetic, and heat and electrical energies as both potential and kinetic.

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Our New “Learn Like Nastya” App Is Out!

May 13, 2022

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Childhood is a time of wonder! On their breathtaking quest to make sense of the world, kids learn an incredible amount of new things and establish numerous new logical connections each day. Therefore, it’s safe to say that every child is a sort of a genius - bursting with endless curiosity, open to new experiences, soaking up knowledge like a sponge.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

Reducing Children’s Consumption of Media

March 28, 2022

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Creating firm boundaries within your household to ensure your children consume a balanced amount of media is important. Freedom of the press is obviously significant and is not something to take for granted, as it allows us to understand and learn about the reality of life in other countries as it is reported. There are also benefits to watching and enjoying movies, dramas and documentaries through which we can laugh, learn and enjoy a new topic.

However, it is undeniable that the constant consumption of news and media, specifically that which displays violence, war, dysfunction and general harm, are not beneficial for children and young adults (and let’s be honest - adults) to consume. This is particularly relevant now, in times of conflict.

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Keep on Learning with Interactive Worksheets from Kids Academy

March 11, 2022

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Children like playing games and solving puzzles. With this in mind, our goal is to make our product engaging, appealing, and comfortable both for children and their parents. We spend a lot of time and effort developing new features both for our apps (such as the Talented and Gifted app) and the website. In this article, we want to tell you how we have brought to life interactive worksheets here on the website.

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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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Learning Aids for Elementary Students Back in the Day and Now

Nov. 8, 2021

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Technological advances made in the past 30 years have changed how the world shops, communicates and works. But just as significant, modern technology has vastly affected education and how parents now help their kids with their homework and growing academically.

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

How to Organize Quality Screen Time for an Elementary School Child?

Nov. 3, 2021

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Technology has infiltrated almost every layer of our lives, and our kids are reaping the benefits of access to the newest technology, including instant connection to various types of knowledge, differentiation of instruction, and social learning platforms. While many can agree screen type devices offer positive learning opportunities, parents are left to navigate how much screen time is appropriate for growing children from the ages of 2-10. Risk of lack of physical activity, developing language delays, symptoms of ADHD and sleep disruption can arise if screen time boundaries are not established.

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