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Key Approaches and Activities to Increase Counting Fluency
April 7, 2021 Blog post Key Approaches and Activities to Increase Counting Fluency main image

Starting from toddlerhood, we teach kids to count with a little help from children’s book, technology, and maybe a few TV educational shows.  However, as our little learners grow into preschoolers, they must build fluency in counting, not only recognizing the numbers, but understanding them, too! Since counting is just the first step in learning everything else in math, it’s critical that kids get better, faster, and smarter when they count. To do this, check out the best practices for planning counting activities, and discover fresh activity ideas to your child’s daily learning routine!

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by Olga Kitina (Teacher-defectologist and speech therapist)

Massage and Finger Stimulation as a Means of Enhancing a Child's Speech Development
April 6, 2021 Blog post Massage and Finger Stimulation as a Means of Enhancing a Child's Speech Development main image

Every parent wants their child to start speaking early and ensure it happens the best way possible. Speech is an essential stage of a child’s development. This is important for communication with the outside world. Below are some of the techniques used by practicing speech development specialists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.  Although children of all ages can participate in these types of exercises, parents will find they will be extremely helpful in encouraging speech production in those with language processing difficulties. 

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Announcing Draw and Count Games in Kids Academy App
April 2, 2021 Blog post Announcing Draw and Count Games in Kids Academy App main image

Supplement your preschooler’s learning with these fun, unique, and hands-on Draw and Count games.  We promise your little learner will not want to wait to finish them all!  Don’t forget to check out the rest of our exciting and educational activities in our app, which you can download and try for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids
March 31, 2021 Blog post 8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids main image

This year, most families will be celebrating Easter indoors without the usual big family gatherings or a trip to church. Unfortunately, that also means that the traditional Easter egg hunts and neighborhood activities have been cancelled, and families are left to salvage holiday with their little ones. But never fear, because Kids Academy is here for you! Read this article to explore 8 exciting Easter activities for kids at home and plan a small in-house celebration that your child will remember for years to come! 

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Tips for Parents on How to Improve Handwriting During Remote Learning
March 29, 2021 Blog post Tips for Parents on How to Improve Handwriting During Remote Learning main image

All around the world, remote learning is becoming the norm. Schools and families are navigating their way around during these unprecedented times, trying to find ways to support their students and children learning from home. There are so many resources that are available to help children learn to read and write but what happens when you’re stuck without access to a computer, tablet or even Wifi? It is without a doubt that handwriting is something that is lagging due to our world becoming so tech-driven. Read this article to discover ways that you as a parent can help support and encourage the improvement of handwriting skills at home. 

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Be a Help, not a Hassle. 10 Simple Tips to Help your Student with Homework
March 23, 2021 Blog post Be a Help, not a Hassle. 10 Simple Tips to Help your Student with Homework main image

There has always been a gap between parents and students and nowhere is that more obvious than at the homework table. No matter how helpful and well intentioned parents are they can be met with hostility and stubborn students. These 10 tips will help build a successful bridge between learning in the classroom and learning at home. 

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Introducing 'Dress Up Eddie' - a New Feature of Kids Academy App
March 18, 2021 Blog post Introducing 'Dress Up Eddie' - a New Feature of Kids Academy App main image

At Kids Academy, we’re always working hard to offer your kids the very best learning resources! That’s why we’re proud to announce an exciting new feature integrated within the Kids Academy app! Meet Eddie the Elephant: a lovable character that your child will love to dress using stars from an innovative new reward system. Keep reading to find out more about this exciting new gamified learning experience!

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Track Your Child’s Learning with Weekly Progress Reports
March 17, 2021 Blog post Track Your Child’s Learning with Weekly Progress Reports main image

Understanding your child’s learning is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to support their academic achievement! You’ll have the necessary tools to track your child’s progress and discover their strengths and weaknesses. Use this information to your full advantage to monitor learning, remediate for gaps, and celebrate success! 

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6 Educational Activities and Crafts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
March 15, 2021 Blog post 6 Educational Activities and Crafts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day main image

In America, St. Patrick’s Day is ordinarily celebrated with parades and everything green! While it’s not considered a major holiday in the states, it still serves as an excellent opportunity to learn about Irish culture and history. Turn this fun day into a learning experience with easy and educational St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids! Keep reading to learn more about this exciting day, and to find 6 sensational ideas to share with your kids or students at home or in the classroom!

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Rethinking Homework for Remote Learning
March 10, 2021 Blog post Rethinking Homework for Remote Learning main image

Even before the pandemic, reducing or even eliminating homework has been a subject up for debate in both teachers and parents. Now that many classrooms have pivoted to online learning, it has again become a controversial subject. Understandably, homework poses unique challenges in the online learning environment, when there isn’t very much to separate home versus classwork. Read this article to discover how rethinking homework might be necessary and explore 5 strategies for creating successful assignments geared toward online learning environment.

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