10 Ways to Reduce and Manage Homework Stress

Sept. 16, 2019

All parents want their kids to love learning and enjoy school! But just like adults, kids can easily become burnt out and frustrated when faced with more than they can handle. Let’s face it: homework stress is a real concern for many families now that many elementary students are expected to complete more than double the amount of homework that has been suggested for decades. Keep reading to discover more about homework in the primary grades, and to find 10 tips to help kids manage it to reduce stress. 

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Key Practices to Manage Screen Time for Family and Academic Engagement

Sept. 9, 2019

As kids get older, both parents and teachers alike are faced with children who love to watch or play on screens! Today’s generation of children have grown up with technology all around them, with many kids having used YouTube since before they could remember! But along with the apps and devices that children love the most, come the responsibility to manage their usage by caregivers and educators. This article explores what the experts say about children and technology and offers 5 fantastic tips to manage kids’ screen time.

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Labor Day Crafts for Kids

Sept. 2, 2019

Labor Day is often celebrated much like Memorial Day: with cookouts and festivities that don’t actually capture the true meaning of the holiday. This year set the record straight and teach your child the meaning behind this important public holiday. This article discusses the history behind Labor Day and offers up 5 fabulous Labor Day arts and crafts for kids that your little ones are sure to love!

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Kids Academy Announces Partnership with Clever

Sept. 2, 2019

Kids Academy has joined forces with Clever to offer a simplified way to use our apps for teachers across the country. Together with Clever, teachers can get the most from our apps! Keep reading to learn more about our new partnership, and how it can benefit your classroom!

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Kids Academy Featured in the App of the Day

Aug. 27, 2019

This article takes a closer look at the brains behind our creation and shares some insight about future features to come. Click here to check out the entire post, and thanks to App of the Day for the awesome coverage! 

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The Importance of Learning to Write in Cursive the Alphabet, Lowercase & Uppercase Letters

Aug. 26, 2019

As parents, most of us remember learning to write in cursive, most likely in the 2nd grade. But if you didn’t already know, most school districts around the country removed this skill from the curriculum from around the time the Common Core Initiative came to the fore. Thanks to advances in technology, handwriting has been all but replaced by typing, with keyboarding classes becoming the norm. Even so, learning how to write in cursive can still offer a plethora of learning benefits that shouldn’t be ignored. Keep reading to discover the importance of cursive writing and a find a few activities to start!

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Communicating with Kids about School: Tips and Questions to Ask

Aug. 19, 2019

Have you ever tried to ask your older elementary child how their day went, only to be met with an eye roll and a one-worded response? If you’re like most parents, the struggle to get kids to talk after school can be a lot like pulling teeth! While frustrating, it’s natural for children to pull away and become more private or independent as they grow older. Luckily there are a few tricks parents can use to get kids talking. This article discusses the importance of effective communication with kids and offers up helpful tips to use and questions to jumpstart afterschool dialogue with tight-lipped children! 

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Exploring States of Matter: 4 Must-Try Activities for Kids

Aug. 14, 2019

The hottest days of the year are almost over, and it might be tough to encourage little learners to sit down for lessons and learning. Why not mix the end of summer with meaningful learning by tackling exciting science projects? This article gives you everything you need to know about what kids must understand about the three states of matter. Then keep reading to find four fabulous activity ideas to transform long idle days into fascinating physical science experiments! 

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Mobile Apps for Blended Learning Success

July 31, 2019

Teaching is more innovative than ever before! Thanks to technology kids already know and love, blended learning apps transform the classroom from boring to bravo, shifting the onus from teacher to student to create an entirely new learning environment. But all schools are not the same, so how can educators integrate mobile technology into lessons no matter the resources their campus provides? This article will dig deeper into mobile apps and learning management systems, shedding light on how these can be utilized regardless of your teaching situation! 

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10 Best DIY Back to School Supplies

July 22, 2019

When the 4th of July is over and the back-to-school supplies come out, kids and parents know that their summer days are numbered. While kids might feel a sense of anxiety about returning to the classroom, many parents are stressing about the cost of supplies and the inevitable spending spree that is about to unfold. Check out these fun ideas for DIY back-to-school supplies to make the transition exciting for everyone involved!

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