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Raising Ecological Awareness in Kids

Dec. 2, 2021

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Children, more than ever before, grow up in a world facing many ecological and environmental challenges. Parents and educators cannot shield kids from what is happening but should strive to educate and encourage them to work toward solutions. Children armed with knowledge can take a stand and be ready to make real changes in their homes, communities, and their world.

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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

Writing Benchmarks for Second Graders

Dec. 1, 2021

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As an ESL teacher, English Literature graduate and an experienced journalist I am incredibly familiar with the English language with all of it’s idiosyncrasies. I understand the extensive conventions that need to be mastered in order to use it fluently - specifically in the written form. I think sometimes, as adults and fluent speakers, we can forget the amount of time and effort it took as youngsters to perfect our written communication skills.

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Rhythm, Rhyme and Learning to Read

Nov. 30, 2021

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Rhyming poems are popular with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners; they’re playful, they’re interactive, and they help lay a foundation for reading. 

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by Julie Sheard (Educator and Specialized Instructional Assistant)

Walk up the Reading Mastery Ladder Together with T&G

Nov. 29, 2021

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Learning to read is an essential skill that opens the doors to the world of knowledge for children. It allows them to take charge of their learning, become more adaptable and self-sufficient in their academic study, as well as boost their imagination and creativity through exposure to various types of literature. As young students progress through elementary school, their knowledge of specific subjects should increase and deepen to ensure a stronger comprehension of the academic material at each successive grade level. 

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Fostering Social and Emotional Learning at Home and in the Classroom

Nov. 25, 2021

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For toddlers and preschoolers, temper tantrums are often met with annoyance and discouragement. But what parents and teachers must remember is that these behavioral outbursts are usually due to kids just not knowing how to cope with their biggest feelings. To help children deal with everyday stressors, utilize Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies to improve both behavior and learning. Keep reading to find four fantastic ideas for incorporating SEL into your child’s day.

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Thanksgiving Activities in Kids Academy

Nov. 23, 2021

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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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Kids Academy Introduces Blended Learning Course: Science with E-Blox

Nov. 23, 2021

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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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by Alison Carter (Play Based Educator, ESL Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Journalist and Writer)

Training Your Preschooler’s Hand for Writing

Nov. 19, 2021

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Ensuring children develop their handwriting skills is important not just for their educational progress, but also for their ability to express themselves and communicate with others. 

As children grow up, their desire to communicate by mark-making advances, and there are many tools and techniques you can adopt during their early attempts to do so. Whether you are a child’s parent or guardian, caregiver or teacher there are many ways you can support the little writer. Let’s dive into some of them. 

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The Importance of Routines and How to Maintain Them

Nov. 18, 2021

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There’s a woman in my neighborhood who runs a home daycare. I often see her attending to five or so children, sometimes on a trip to the wading pool, or on a nature walk. Never a tantrum, never a tear, everything about her brood is always calm and joyful. One day I had to ask her how she does it. She told me, “I have three words for you. Routines, routines, routines.” This article tells you about building the routines for your child and why it is important.

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Be Ready for the Cyber Week!

Nov. 18, 2021

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Hello, everyone! Have you missed hearing from Kids Academy? We are back to notify you about the amazing events we have arranged for the nearest future! Kids Academy is happy to provide you with the freshest updates and impressive discounts to make the learning process fun both for young students and their parents!

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