Most of us already know that students with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) make up an increasing population in today’s classroom. Many of these special kiddos require hands-on approaches and accommodations that rely on being in a physical classroom. So, what can teachers do to support these kids when many classes are taking place online? Read this article to explore how remote classes have changed things and discover simple solutions to help students with ADHD thrive and flourish in the online classroom!
Here at Kids Academy, we love to talk about the many benefits of teaching children to play chess! We’ve already written about how learning to play can pay off in the form of academic success, but did you know that it can directly impact your child’s math skills in a multitude of positive ways? Read this article to discover the amazing chess and math connection and explore how teaching your kids can both directly and indirectly improve their math skills and performance.
Teaching and learning has changed quite a bit over the years, with the addition of gamified learning now taking center stage in classrooms across the country. The concept of gamified quizzes helps to inspire increased academic engagement and motivation to improve learning outcomes because it turns boring in-class activities into exciting games. Read this article to learn more about enhancing the effectiveness of your lessons and units by integrating gamified quizzes using interactive apps!
In America, Black History Month serves as an excellent time to study the many historical contributions and accomplishments of notable African Americans. It’s especially important that our little learners understand the history as they grow older since our youngest citizens will one day be in charge. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, read this article to learn more about the importance of celebrating Black History Month with kids, and find ways to honor it both at home and in the classroom!
In previous articles, we have talked quite a bit about the plethora of amazing online apps available for teaching kids how to play chess. While there are truly amazing resources on the web for kids to learn and practice the game, nothing can replace the level and quality of learning a child can glean from reading a book! Read this article to explore our list of the top book titles from renowned authors that will transform your little chess player from beginner to master!
It’s no secret that the amount of time kids spend on screens have jumped since the start of the pandemic. At the same time, parents and teachers are haunted by pre-pandemic warnings to reduce time spent on technology, especially for young children who are at risk for becoming overweight. So, what are parents and teachers to do when this year many schools across the country are taught online? Keep reading to find out how to reduce screen time and balance it with other activities, even during online learning.
If you’re like many parents, you might have signed your kids up for activities such as dance, music lessons, or sports. But what about chess? This ancient game might at first glance seem too difficult for young learners to master, but in fact even preschoolers can start to play. Studies show that the benefits of chess for kids are long-ranging and multifaceted. This article explores what the research has to say about starting kids on chess before they even start school!
When it comes to critical thinking for kids, it’s important to remember that analytical thinkers aren’t suddenly created in kindergarten! Many parents and perhaps teachers may worry how today’s increasingly tougher curriculum standards can be taught when our children are hardly ready to think critically on their own. But as the popular saying goes, it’s about the journey, not just the destination! Read this article to learn more about what critical thinking looks like at the elementary level, and what parents and educators can do to help children develop the mindset needed for deep analytical thinking!
One of the biggest concerns in education during the last year has been the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic and whether it has caused learning loss in our youngest students. It’s been nearly a year since many schools have shut their doors in favor of distance classes, and yet the teaching of foundational skills, such as reading and writing, must continue in earnest. Join us as we discuss the best ways, tips, and tools for teaching reading strategies remotely.
Teaching kids about diversity can seem like an overwhelming task! Shouldn’t kids learn about racism and prejudice as they grow older? Though it’s natural to want to protect innocent children from the horrors of our world, we must remember that the overall goal is to raise socially aware, caring, and empathetic individuals. This article focuses on teaching kids about diversity and tolerance and offers way to address this tricky subject with early learners.