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Creative Ideas for Preschool Sorting and Matching Activities

Dec. 19, 2023

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Sorting and matching activities serve such an integral role in a child’s early learning that parents, caregivers, and early childhood teachers should offer plenty of fun opportunities of varying complexity as kids grow older. But there’s only so many toys parents can buy. Luckily ideas for sorting and matching games don’t have to be bought; they can be created using items you already have around the house and learning can be reinforced and assessed using free matching and sorting resources from Kids Academy! Join us as we explore exciting options to incorporate more sorting and matching fun into your child’s learning.

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5 Easy Christmas Gifts Your Kids Can Make at Home

Dec. 14, 2023

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With kids’ limited resources, how can parents make sure kids are able to give gifts to family and friends in an authentic way that doesn’t break the bank? The answer: DIY Christmas gifts for kids! Keep reading to find five fabulous ideas for homemade gifts that your child will love to make, and your family will be delighted to receive!

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10 Best DIY Back to School Supplies

Aug. 15, 2023

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When the 4th of July is over and the back-to-school supplies come out, kids and parents know that their summer days are numbered. While kids might feel a sense of anxiety about returning to the classroom, many parents are stressing about the cost of supplies and the inevitable spending spree that is about to unfold. Check out these fun ideas for DIY back-to-school supplies to make the transition exciting for everyone involved!

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5 Fun Facts about Easter Your Kids Will Love

April 7, 2023

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If you’ve ever wondered why the Cadbury bunny lays eggs, you’ve come to the right place! Easter is a fascinating holiday that combines an important religious feast day with springtime lore with ancient roots. Here’s an article to delight you and your child with interesting facts about Easter, as your family prepares for this fun-filled holiday.

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Thanksgiving Activities with Kids Academy

Nov. 22, 2022

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Thanksgiving is a special day to express gratitude for different things we have in life both material and not. Children eagerly enjoy this precious holiday when families get together, prepare a hearty meal and cherish their traditions by telling each other stories of the old days or go out to watch a festive parade.

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Labor Day Crafts for Kids

Sept. 5, 2022

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Labor Day is often celebrated much like Memorial Day: with cookouts and festivities that don’t actually capture the true meaning of the holiday. This year set the record straight and teach your child the meaning behind this important public holiday. This article discusses the history behind Labor Day and offers up 5 fabulous Labor Day arts and crafts for kids that your little ones are sure to love!

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

Easter History and Facts for Children

April 12, 2022

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Ensuring our children have religious understanding and tolerance is something parents, teachers and caregivers should work hard to instill. Blind acceptance, or ignorance of the strife caused by religion, however, is not the same thing. Raising curious, interested and open young people is very important, as it will allow them to learn about the people, cultures and faiths around the world whilst maintaining critical thinking skills. 

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Flashcard Fun Games at Home

Dec. 17, 2021

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Is your student reluctant to study? Just doesn’t want to pick up those flashcards? We have strategies, games and tips that will make them reluctant to put their flashcards down.

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8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids

March 31, 2021

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This year, most families will be celebrating Easter indoors without the usual big family gatherings or a trip to church. Unfortunately, that also means that the traditional Easter egg hunts and neighborhood activities have been cancelled, and families are left to salvage holiday with their little ones. But never fear, because Kids Academy is here for you! Read this article to explore 8 exciting Easter activities for kids at home and plan a small in-house celebration that your child will remember for years to come! 

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6 Educational Activities and Crafts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2021

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In America, St. Patrick’s Day is ordinarily celebrated with parades and everything green! While it’s not considered a major holiday in the states, it still serves as an excellent opportunity to learn about Irish culture and history. Turn this fun day into a learning experience with easy and educational St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids! Keep reading to learn more about this exciting day, and to find 6 sensational ideas to share with your kids or students at home or in the classroom!

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