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

Importance of PHSE Education for Young Learners Development

Dec. 20, 2021

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Ensuring children’s progress in line with their developmental milestones is very important, as it allows them to continue their education in a way that will equip them with the skills they need to function within society. In order to achieve this, children need to be taught relevant personal, practical, economic and emotional life skills, alongside the academic curriculum, all of which will form them into well-rounded human beings. This is the main purpose of PSHE education.

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

Writing Benchmarks for 2nd Graders

Dec. 1, 2021

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As an ESL teacher, English Literature graduate and an experienced journalist I am incredibly familiar with the English language with all of it’s idiosyncrasies. I understand the extensive conventions that need to be mastered in order to use it fluently - specifically in the written form. I think sometimes, as adults and fluent speakers, we can forget the amount of time and effort it took as youngsters to perfect our written communication skills.

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

From Unknown to Known - The Building Blocks of Learning

Sept. 1, 2021

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https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/lessons/In today’s blog, we will explore a child’s learning process through the lens of educational theorist Lev Vygotsky. We will look at his Zone of Proximal Development, and understand how as educators and caregivers you are best placed to assist children in their learning process.

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Best Math Manipulatives to Have at Home

Aug. 27, 2021

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Classrooms are full of useful tools. Why not have some of those tools at home? This is a list of some of the most useful math manipulatives to assist students when they are at home. Moreover, one may use visual learning methods to teach theit child math.

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

The Benefits of Play-Based Learning

Aug. 25, 2021

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This year has been a difficult one for lots of reasons. Rising numbers of parents and caregivers have been homeschooling their children, whilst working full-time jobs in the midst of a global pandemic and this has added new unprecedented strains and stresses. It has also meant that caregivers have had to be adaptable and creative about the way they educate their children.

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