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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 Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)
Writing Benchmarks for 3rd Graders

Feb. 21, 2022

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As children mature in age, their handwriting capacity tends to mature with them. As a result, as time passes the focus of a child’s writing development and progress focuses less on the mechanics of handwriting and more on their stylistic, expressive and technical writing abilities.

With this in mind it is important as caregivers and teachers that we facilitate a child’s continued handwriting development around these ages, as well as support the ways they use their writing to express themselves, explore their individuality and to comprehend the world around them.

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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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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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Grammar. Parts of speech for 2nd grade. Adjective.

Dec. 15, 2021

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If you’re a parent looking to help your second-grader improve their academic record while adding some life to their language, then keep on reading! This series of short articles is your guide to teaching your kid about the magic of adjectives, their definition, features and importance.

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Reading Fictional Stories and Answering Questions About Them

Dec. 6, 2021

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We all know that reading is important, but kids must be offered meaningful activities to go along with texts that stimulate their thinking and grow their skills. And since fictional stories capture children’s imaginations while developing their critical thinking skills, it makes the perfect vehicle for overall literacy development. If you’re looking to boost your child’s reading skills, Kids Academy has the perfect materials to enhance learning using fictional stories and meaningful questions, through lessons, worksheets, and videos!

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Thanksgiving Activities in Kids Academy

Nov. 23, 2021

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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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Adventures in Reading: Picture Books that Will Inspire a Love for Math

Oct. 7, 2021

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There is no question about it, picture books are enjoying something of a golden age. So much so, that multiple sub-genres have begun to emerge, where you and your child can wander off and explore to your hearts’ content. In a previous post, I offered a list of fabulous wordless picture books, and in this article, I suggest some picture books that are focused on Math.

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Tips and Tricks on Teaching Your Child to Read

Sept. 21, 2021

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Everyone knows that parents aren’t just there to take care of their child, being a parent means learning multiple jobs to adhere to your child’s needs, and for this they also become a teacher. It can be quite frustrating when the time comes and you have to teach your child to read, the transition from just playing to actually learning can also be sudden for your child too. Read this review to get to know the ways of teaching reading to your kid.

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Adventures in Reading: Wordless Picture Books

Sept. 14, 2021

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Reading may be fun for your kid if you supply them with the books they really enjoy! But what about wordless picture books? Do they bring learning value to your kid? In this article, we will review some wordless books with illustrations and show you how to read them!

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