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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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Kids Academy Introduces Blended Learning Course: Science with E-Blox

June 19, 2022

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The world is constantly changing, and Kids Academy knows that children today must be prepared for whatever lies ahead. That’s why we’ve partnered with E-Blox to bring your students a state-of-the-art way to learn science in a format that blends online lessons with hands-on learning! If this sounds intriguing, keep reading to find out more details about our new partnership and how the Kids Academy Blended Learning Science Course can benefit your little learners!

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Our New “Learn Like Nastya” App Is Out!

May 13, 2022

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Childhood is a time of wonder! On their breathtaking quest to make sense of the world, kids learn an incredible amount of new things and establish numerous new logical connections each day. Therefore, it’s safe to say that every child is a sort of a genius - bursting with endless curiosity, open to new experiences, soaking up knowledge like a sponge.

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Education Quizzes – Rapid Revision for School Subjects

April 20, 2022

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The UK’s largest and most comprehensive range of National Curriculum based interactive quizzes.

Every quiz is designed for students and created by teachers. Over 3,000 quizzes (that’s more than 30,000 questions!) covering 90% of the National Curriculum.

Developed specifically for children from Key Stage 1 through to GCSE (including 11-Plus).

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

Reducing Children’s Consumption of Media

March 28, 2022

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Creating firm boundaries within your household to ensure your children consume a balanced amount of media is important. Freedom of the press is obviously significant and is not something to take for granted, as it allows us to understand and learn about the reality of life in other countries as it is reported. There are also benefits to watching and enjoying movies, dramas and documentaries through which we can laugh, learn and enjoy a new topic.

However, it is undeniable that the constant consumption of news and media, specifically that which displays violence, war, dysfunction and general harm, are not beneficial for children and young adults (and let’s be honest - adults) to consume. This is particularly relevant now, in times of conflict.

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Keep on Learning with Interactive Worksheets from Kids Academy

March 11, 2022

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Children like playing games and solving puzzles. With this in mind, our goal is to make our product engaging, appealing, and comfortable both for children and their parents. We spend a lot of time and effort developing new features both for our apps (such as the Talented and Gifted app) and the website. In this article, we want to tell you how we have brought to life interactive worksheets here on the website.

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Students Staying Ahead with Kids Academy’s Talented and Gifted App

Feb. 14, 2022

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What parent doesn’t rejoice at their child’s academic success? The modern social, educational and working environments require an individual to be open-minded, motivated, self-organized, knowledgeable, flexible, good with technology and capable of life-long learning. The education system plays a great role in forming the foundation of all those skills starting from the very first school years. And although nothing can compete with a real teacher organizing an engaging, fostering and motivational learning environment for their students, and finding a personal approach to each of them, the advances of today’s technology can also be a great supplement to the traditional educational process.

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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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