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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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Reducing Screen Time when School is Online: Tips for Making Screen Time Count

Feb. 1, 2021

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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.

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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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Getting Started with Kids Academy for Schools

April 10, 2020

Kids Academy is an app-based learning platform featuring thousands of interactive learning activities for PK-3. With dozens of standards-aligned learning plans, Kids Academy can be used both at home and in the classroom. Start your free trial today or contact us for a demo.

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Mobile Apps for Blended Learning Success

July 31, 2019

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Teaching is more innovative than ever before! Thanks to technology kids already know and love, blended learning apps transform the classroom from boring to bravo, shifting the onus from teacher to student to create an entirely new learning environment. But all schools are not the same, so how can educators integrate mobile technology into lessons no matter the resources their campus provides? This article will dig deeper into mobile apps and learning management systems, shedding light on how these can be utilized regardless of your teaching situation! 

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10 Ways to Use Gamification in the Classroom

May 13, 2019

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All around the country, school districts and teachers are turning to technology to increase motivation and engagement. One popular and effective technique is gamification in the classroom. While it might sound unrealistic to transform your entire class into a video game, many strategies can be employed to gamify your lesson plans or daily routine. Keep reading to learn about the goals of gamification and to discover 10 ways to use it on your campus. 

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