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Step-by-step Guide to A Child's Success in Multiplication

Feb. 23, 2024

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Dive into the world of multiplication mastery with our comprehensive guide! From understanding arrays to exploring skip counting and the commutative property, we've got you covered. With visual representations, engaging activities, and interactive worksheets, teaching multiplication becomes an adventure of discovery for children. Explore patterns within the multiplication table and harness technology for dynamic learning experiences. Foster peer learning through collaborative activities, making multiplication a social and enjoyable journey. Whether it's teaching arrays in second grade or mastering multiplication facts in third grade, our article provides the tools and resources to make learning fun and accessible. Join us as we inspire growth and unlock the potential of multiplication for lifelong learning opportunities.

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Turn Screen Time into Growth Time with Kids Academy

Feb. 8, 2024

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Think back to your earliest childhood memories; how did you spend your time? Unlike today’s kids, your memories likely don’t include playing for hours on your parent’s smartphones. By contrast, modern children are considered digital “natives”, meaning that from the moment of birth they live in an environment where the use of mobile devices and the Internet is the norm.

This new normality poses new questions and challenges to parents and teachers. The former may be wondering how to make the most of their kids’ screen time to ensure that they have the best balance of online and offscreen activities. While for the latter it’s natural to be wary of incorporating screen devices into the classroom, especially with the already limited time within a school day.   

Luckily, high-quality digital learning tools can help both parents and teachers make the best out of their kids’ and students’ time with screens. Thanks to highly engaging elements, such as interactive apps, games, and videos, online content enhances the learning process by making it playful and fun. Whether at home or in the classroom, screen time offers a dynamic and engaging educational experience that prepares kids for navigating today’s technology-driven world. 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

EdTech Solutions for Neurodivergent Kids

Nov. 8, 2023

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Have you ever encountered the term 'neurodivergent' and wondered what it means? Or are you familiar with the term and looking for ways to better support the needs of the neurodivergent children in your care? Well, you're in the right place. We'll go in-depth on the topic of neurodiversity, explaining its nuances and outlining concrete steps for creating an inclusive learning environment.

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Gravitational and Wind Energies: Forms of Energy for Kindergarten

July 19, 2022

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It was discussed in the article Kindergarten Physical Science: Energy, Force, and Motion that there are two main categories of energy. And these are the potential energy and the kinetic energy. And under these categories are the more specific types of energy which include gravitational, chemical, elastic, wind, heat, and electrical energies. Of the types of energies mentioned, the first three are classified as potential energy, wind being kinetic, and heat and electrical energies as both potential and kinetic.

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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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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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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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Using Gamified Quizzes to Improve Student Learning

Feb. 15, 2021

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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!

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