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Strategies for Teaching Reading Remotely
Jan. 18, 2021 Blog post Strategies for Teaching Reading Remotely main image

One of the biggest concerns in education during the last year has been the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic and whether it has caused learning loss in our youngest students. It’s been nearly a year since many schools have shut their doors in favor of distance classes, and yet the teaching of foundational skills, such as reading and writing, must continue in earnest. Join us as we discuss the best ways, tips, and tools for teaching reading strategies remotely.

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Teaching Kids about Diversity and Acceptance
Jan. 13, 2021 Blog post Teaching Kids about Diversity and Acceptance main image

Teaching kids about diversity can seem like an overwhelming task! Shouldn’t kids learn about racism and prejudice as they grow older? Though it’s natural to want to protect innocent children from the horrors of our world, we must remember that the overall goal is to raise socially aware, caring, and empathetic individuals. This article focuses on teaching kids about diversity and tolerance and offers way to address this tricky subject with early learners. 

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Top Mobile Apps to Learn and Play Chess for Kids
Jan. 11, 2021 Blog post Top Mobile Apps to Learn and Play Chess for Kids main image

When it comes to athletics and the arts, there is no shortage of community resources and opportunities that organize children into teams and troupes. But if your child wants to learn how to play and compete in chess, where does a parent turn for lessons and support? Fortunately, there are plenty of quality online programs available to get little learners started! This article focuses on the best apps available that offer meaningful online chess lessons and gameplay! 

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How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together to Improve Math Skills
Jan. 4, 2021 Blog post How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together to Improve Math Skills main image

It probably goes without saying that the 2020-2021 school year hasn’t been an easy one. Ever since schools were closed last spring, parents have had to make substantial sacrifices to support their child learning from home, while teachers have had to learn an entirely new mode of teaching. Understandably it’s been a struggle for children, especially when it comes to naturally tough subjects like math. So how can families and teachers move forward to support their students’ learning? The answer of course, is together. Read this article to explore how to improve math skills using a little grit and teamwork.

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New Year Craft Ideas for Kids
Dec. 29, 2020 Blog post New Year Craft Ideas for Kids main image

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for grown-ups! In fact, resolutions are a great way to inspire your children to learn about important character traits and skills like setting long-term goals, and following through with plans. Indeed, your child can learn a lot about the ideals of self-improvement and continued learning just by making—and keeping-- resolutions. This next article will give you two wonderful New Year’s craft ideas that your little learner can enjoy throughout the entire year!

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Introducing Kids Academy Chess Course
Dec. 28, 2020 Blog post Introducing Kids Academy Chess Course main image

When parents or teachers think of extracurricular activities that can boost academic skills and learning, they usually don’t think about chess. We live in a society that seems to have put more traditional activities on the back burner, while turning more towards athletics and the fine arts.

However, with the pandemic halting rehearsals, concerts, and sporting events in their tracks, it’s never been a better time to explore something new! Kids Academy has a new learning course that will introduce your child to chess. Start your students on an extracurricular journey that can boost learning skills in a huge way. Keep reading to find out more about Kids Academy chess course!

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Keeping the Holidays Fun and Festive During the Age of the Coronavirus
Dec. 8, 2020 Blog post Keeping the Holidays Fun and Festive During the Age of the Coronavirus main image

There’s no way around it, the 2020 holiday season is going to be much different from those of the past! This year, as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, families are being encouraged to put the brakes on large gatherings, limiting celebrations to household members. Understandably, this is disappointing for everyone involved, but as parents, we can make this into a lesson in resiliency by facing it head on with our children and making new plans. Read this article to learn how to handle your child’s holiday disappointment and explore fun and festive activities to make this season bright.

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Incorporating STEM Activities into Online and Hybrid Classroom
Nov. 30, 2020 Blog post Incorporating STEM Activities into Online and Hybrid Classroom main image

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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Building Social-Emotional Skills During the Pandemic
Nov. 24, 2020 Blog post Building Social-Emotional Skills During the Pandemic main image

As the pandemic wears on, it’s obvious that many months of social distancing and school closures have taken a toll on students’ emotional health. With schools turning back towards online learning, many parents and teachers are looking for ways to promote social-emotional learning with the lack of in-person classes. Luckily, there are some meaningful ways to build social-emotional learning, or SEL. Keep reading to discover the importance of SEL and to find advice to foster its growth throughout the pandemic.

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Kids Academy Introduces Blended Learning Course: Science with E-Blox
Nov. 23, 2020 Blog post Kids Academy Introduces Blended Learning Course: Science with E-Blox main image

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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