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Preschool Reading Comprehension Activities

Sept. 16, 2021

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Teaching reading strategies to a preschooler may be quite a difficult task for inexperienced parents. At Kids Academy, we’re always working hard to find new ways to get the highest-quality learning resources into the hands of parents! That’s why we’re presenting our preschool reading materials in a variety of ways, to give parents options and flexibility in teaching their little learners to read. Now you can find preschool worksheets and videos on our website, in the app, or from our YouTube Channel, which are all wrapped up into our easy-to-navigate English Language Arts lessons!

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

The Importance of Interactive Learning

Sept. 13, 2021

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Interactive learning covers many different aspects of the learning process. Automatically we may assume it refers to the usage of technology within the classroom and home environment, however, this isn’t the only explanation of interactive learning. In this blog we will explore what interactive learning really is, and understand the ways in which it aids children and supports learning journeys. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Counting Activities

Sept. 9, 2021

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To help parents get their hands on the highest-quality learning resources, we’ve made it our mission to provide you with our preschool and kindergarten counting activities and early math lessons in a variety of different ways. Not only can you find our worksheets on the websites, but parents and their kids now have options in how to complete them with the flexibility to complete entire lessons in the way that works best for them!

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Personalized Learning for Pandemic Learning Loss: Strategies to Try for Both Teachers and Parents

Aug. 6, 2021

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As we get ready to embark on a new school year, the topic of closing learning gaps caused by the pandemic has been buzzing throughout the educational world. Thanks to standardized test scores from around the country, educators and parents know that online learning has taken its toll. Thankfully, there are many strategies to use for teachers and parents who are helping their kids get caught up. Keep reading to learn about personalized learning, and strategies to differentiate lessons to reach the needs of all students!

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Rethinking Homework for Remote Learning

March 10, 2021

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Even before the pandemic, reducing or even eliminating homework has been a subject up for debate in both teachers and parents. Now that many classrooms have pivoted to online learning, it has again become a controversial subject. Understandably, homework poses unique challenges in the online learning environment, when there isn’t very much to separate home versus classwork. Read this article to discover how rethinking homework might be necessary and explore 5 strategies for creating successful assignments geared toward online learning environment.

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Incorporating STEM Activities into Online and Hybrid Classroom

Nov. 30, 2020

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With so many students learning from home or transitioning back and forth between the classroom and online classes, planning for lessons that incorporate STEM can seem daunting for even the most experienced educator. So far, 2020-2021 school year has undoubtably been a challenging one for teachers, who are struggling to adapt lessons for various learning models. If you’re worried about the quality of your lessons, these tips can help you to develop easy STEM lesson plans. Read this article to learn how to incorporate more STEM projects into your online or hybrid classes!   

 

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Building Social-Emotional Skills During the Pandemic

Nov. 24, 2020

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As the pandemic wears on, it’s obvious that many months of social distancing and school closures have taken a toll on students’ emotional health. With schools turning back towards online learning, many parents and teachers are looking for ways to promote social-emotional learning with the lack of in-person classes. Luckily, there are some meaningful ways to build social-emotional learning, or SEL. Keep reading to discover the importance of SEL and to find advice to foster its growth throughout the pandemic.

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How Effective is Online Learning for the Youngest Learners? Tips to Improve Success

Nov. 9, 2020

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After the pivot to online learning that occurred last spring, many parents and teachers can probably agree that online learning has taken a toll on their kids’ learning. That leads many of us to the same question: just how effective is online learning, and what can be done to make it more successful? Join us as we explore the effectiveness of school online, and keep reading to discover tips for online learning success.

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Tech Trends in the Classroom that May Outlive Pandemic

Oct. 26, 2020

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Back in March when the coronavirus first swept the nation, schools quickly shut their doors and made a sudden switch to virtual learning. Since then, districts have reopened, but in innovative new ways! All over the country, school children are learning remotely through teleconferencing apps and submitting work online. But when the classroom doors reopen, will things go back to way they used to be? Probably not. Keep reading to examine the current trends in educational technology that just might outlive the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tips to Support Students with Special Needs During Distance Learning

Oct. 12, 2020

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For parents and teachers of kids with special needs, distance learning presents an entirely new challenge: how to support the neediest of children when they are stuck at home learning through a screen! When cameras are off, and teachers and their aides are all on the same call together, it can seem impossible for these kids to get the accommodations they so desperately need. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tools we can offer for both families and educators. Keep reading to find strategies for supporting students with special needs during virtual classes.

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