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6 Benefits of Puzzles for Kids You Might Not Know About

Jan. 19, 2023

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Hey! Today we are celebrating National Puzzle Day! Every January 29th, we acknowledge the benefits of puzzles for our brainwork.

Puzzles are a great way to put your mind to work, whether it's a crossword or jigsaw, trivia or word searches. Many studies have shown that we use both the left and right sides of our brains when solving a jigsaw puzzle. It is also proven that puzzle-solving exercises improve memory and cognitive function. In this article, we will highlight the benefits of puzzles you are probably not aware of. Keep on reading.

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Winter Math Games for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Jan. 12, 2023

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The long winter months are upon us, and the Christmas magic has officially worn off. Keep these long dreary winter days exciting for your child using winter math activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners your child is sure to love! This article offers you 5 fabulous winter-themed math games and activities that can be played inside the house on a snowy day, or even outdoors when the weather is just right! Keep your child’s motivation for learning high even on snow days away from school!

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by Olga Kitina (Special Education Teacher and Speech Therapist)
Hyperactivity in Children: Tips for Parents and Calming Games Ideas

Jan. 9, 2023

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Many parents are familiar with the situation when a toddler runs around the flat without stopping, screams, taps on furniture, lies down on the floor and waves his legs and arms and does not hear at all what you are telling him.

The first thing to do in this situation is to divert the toddler's attention.

To do this, you can use little tricks. Keep reading to find out what tricks you can use to quieten down your little fidget.

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9 DIY Projects to Make Your Child’s Christmas Merry and Bright

Dec. 16, 2022

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For many families, once Halloween is over, November becomes a month that kicks off the Christmas holiday season. The tree is purchased, or it comes down from the attic along with a vast array of trinkets that are collected, saved, and stored over the years. Their purpose is simple: to fill the home with the warmth and joy of Christmas for a little over a month each winter. But why do we do this?

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5 Easy Christmas Gifts Your Kids Can Make at Home

Dec. 6, 2022

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With kids’ limited resources, how can parents make sure kids are able to give gifts to family and friends in an authentic way that doesn’t break the bank? The answer: DIY Christmas gifts for kids! Keep reading to find five fabulous ideas for homemade gifts that your child will love to make, and your family will be delighted to receive!

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Thanksgiving Activities in Kids Academy

Nov. 22, 2022

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Thanksgiving is a special day to express gratitude for different things we have in life both material and not. Children eagerly enjoy this precious holiday when families get together, prepare a hearty meal and cherish their traditions by telling each other stories of the old days or go out to watch a festive parade.

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Announcing New Worksheet Features: Difficulty Levels and Answer Keys

Nov. 2, 2022

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Here at Kids Academy, we’re always looking for exciting new ways to offer families and teachers the most innovative and effective learning tools possible! While other sites may offer printable online worksheets, Kids Academy has worked hard over the years to evolve our resources into AI-driven, interactive worksheets that cover a multitude of topics and spanning all the subject areas taught in preschool and elementary school, including math, English, science and social studies. For early learners ages 2-10, our learning worksheets are created by expert educators based on the official learning standards and are fitted with vibrant graphics and professional voiceover.

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We’re Going to Celebrate Halloween!

Oct. 25, 2022

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Hello everyone! Do your kids like Halloween? Most likely your answer is YES! Halloween is a favorite holiday for kids because of collecting sweets and quality family time when trick-or-treating or playing “spooktacular” games! Halloween fun, games, and costumes develop children's creativity, freedom for making decisions, and communication skills both with peers and grown-ups.

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4 DIY Ideas to Make Your Halloween Extra Special

Oct. 19, 2022

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From Mexico’s Día de Los Muertos to China’s Teng Chieh Lantern Festival, cultures around the world commonly recognize a celebration in honor of the dead. In America, that holiday is best known as Halloween, and while it’s not a federally recognized holiday that results in a day off from school, it is a much-loved celebration that both kids and adults look forward to during the entire month of October.  

Like many holidays, Halloween has evolved from ancient pagan customs, with this one originating in Ireland long ago. Samhain was a Gaelic religious festival that celebrated the end of the harvest season and to mark the beginning of winter.  

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)
Friendships Between Kids of Different Genders

Sept. 26, 2022

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis.

As the saying goes, no man is an island. Friends are our acquired family – friendship is not something we are born to but a relationship that we build. It starts the moment we realize that we have mutual interests, beliefs and values with another person. And even though differences are still present, we respect those differences. It is a relationship wherein gender, race, social status, or anything else does not matter.

Friendships are often formed during childhood, and this form of friendship happens to be more genuine than what we have as adults. Between kids, there are no biases, they tend to focus on the fun and bonding experiences they have with one another.

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