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Announcing a Big Update to all ELA Courses

May 5, 2021

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As we round out the school year, now is the time to tackle new content in our refreshed and expanded English Language Arts course in the Talented and Gifted app! Kids Academy is proud to announce a big update that includes new content and expanded lessons in all grade levels of our ELA courses! Keep reading to find out what’s new, and the topics and skills that are covered in this incredible new update!

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Being a Korean Child. The Learning Curve

May 5, 2021

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Today we have a talk with Hyan Min. He’s a husband and father of one, living in Korea. He works in private equity and is a venture capitalist who takes great pride in ensuring his daughter is well equipped for her future. We’re very interested to learn about what life is like raising a daughter in Korea as well as the challenges faced in the education system particularly surrounding the English language. 

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

How Brain Training Works for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

May 4, 2021

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Welcome to the brain training world! There have been numerous claims that brain training improves the symptoms of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other learning disorders, even though most are testimonies from different brain training centers, we can never be too sure if we don't try it to ourselves and children.

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What Is Reading Fluency, and Why Is It So Important?

May 3, 2021

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“My student can read every word in this book, why does his teacher say it is too hard?” As a teacher this is a phrase we hear every year. When it comes to a student’s ability to understand or comprehend a book there is a lot more than just being able to pronounce all the words. The gold standard of reading is reading fluency. 

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by Jorezza Antonio (Behavioral Therapist)

Strategies for Going Digital as a Means of Learning for Children with ADHD

April 27, 2021

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Most people do not find it hard going digital for their learning strategy, this pandemic has driven everyone to face learning by themselves, but as far as parents are concerned, it has become difficult; being a teacher for a school year is not an easy task. Going digital to accommodate all students was the schools’ solution, however, it is in the ability of parents to help the child and think of all the strategies that will best benefit their child. It is not easy for parents to homeschool their children, and parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) face special challenges.  

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Kids Academy Announces a New and Exciting Weekly Contest

April 26, 2021

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Kids Academy is excited to introduce a brand-new incentive to motivate your little learners as they progress through the Kids Academy app! As you may already know, each time your child finishes an activity, they earn “learning stars”. These are points that they can exchange later for fun rewards, like fancy accessories for Eddie to make him look handsome and fun.

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School Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag: Ways to Encourage Your Children to Love Learning

April 26, 2021

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As kids grow older, parents and teachers see it all the time: some kids start to hate school. While there are many varied reasons why this change occurs, there are a plethora of strategies parents can use to help their kids stay happy at school and form a healthy, lifelong love of learning. Read this article to discover steps that parents can take to help their kids stay engaged at school and to nurture a love for discovery and learning! 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

Helping Your Dyslexic Child Learn and Maintain Reading Skills at Home

April 20, 2021

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Children with dyslexia often have trouble learning new skills, particularly those with multiple or complex series of steps.  To more effectively embed reading skills, use multi-sensory exercises to incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile techniques. 

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Mnemonic Strategies to Improve Memory and Learning Retention in Children

April 20, 2021

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Children today are expected to learn and know more at younger ages than ever before. When thinking about the huge amount of fact they will learn in just the first few years of elementary school, it can be easy for any parent or student to become quickly overwhelmed. Luckily there are many tricks that kids can use to help them memorize and retain information. This article discusses and defines mnemonics for memory training, and how simple mnemonic tricks can make learning easier and faster.

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Key Approaches and Activities to Increase Counting Fluency

April 7, 2021

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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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