June 20, 2018

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it’s time to start preparing for the big day! Teach your child about Independence Day, while sharing patriotism and symbolism by creating fun and festive crafts perfect to celebrate this important summer holiday. Keep reading to discover three exciting 4th of July crafts that are easy to make using common craft supplies!

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June 19, 2018

If your child has started school, you’ve no doubt heard of the acronym STEM. STEM programs have become a hot topic in education, as it stands for some of the most important career fields. While middle and high schools across the country are increasingly offering STEM programs, these programs are sorely lacking in elementary schools. 

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June 18, 2018

Avoid spending a lot of money enrolling your child in a local chess course, and learn chess alongside your child with Kids Academy! If you’re wondering how to teach kids to play chess, but you don’t know how to play yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Our new series of chess lessons now available on our YouTube channel and in Talented & Gifted Program will teach you and your child the basics and more! This article will give you easy-to-follow steps to get started learning chess with your child! 

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June 18, 2018

Is your family ready to hit the road for this summer’s vacation? If so, you might be wondering how to take advantage of all that time spent in the car with your kids, and keep them from getting too bored in the process. The answer is to leave your house armed with an arsenal of quick and exciting math car games for kids! Keep reading to discover 5 fast and easy ideas that you can take with your family on your next road trip! 

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June 15, 2018

Even though it seems like it should be easy, learning to read can become a source of frustration for both kids and parents alike. Sometimes we expect kids to go from sight words to reading fluency without much trouble in between, when in fact there are multiple mistakes and errors kids commonly make.

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June 13, 2018

The weather is getting cooler, and winter is right around the corner. There’s no better time to get outdoors to enjoy nature than the fall! This autumn, let’s explore the great outdoors with fun-filled STEM science activities perfect for early learners!

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June 12, 2018

Think about the last article, blog post, or book you read. Did you ask yourself questions while you read? Like most skilled readers and critical thinkers, you probably were continuously asking questions, even if you didn’t realize it. Asking questions helps us to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate a piece of text, and challenges us to expand our thinking.

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June 11, 2018

Afraid of the summer learning slide? Put your child to work in a fun and meaningful way by creating a unique summer learning plan tailored to the needs and interests of your child. Select rewards, create goals, and plan exciting activities that will energize your child for summer learning! This article offers you a step-by-step guide to designing your child’s very own summer learning program that will keep him and her learning each and every day this summer break!

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June 8, 2018

Teaching kids to divide and multiply might seem like an impossible task since the operations often involve more abstract thinking skills. Thankfully, there are many ways to bring multiplication and division to life! This article will explore simple starting points for teaching multiplication and division to your little mathematician!

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June 4, 2018

Think back to when you were learning math in school, and you’ll probably remember being drilled with quick problem solving and memorizing multiplication tables. While these methods have their place in learning math, researchers now recognize how important it is to understand the concepts behind math operations, and how critical it is to provide kids with visual models to aid in their understanding. Keep reading to discover some of the most important visual tools to use while teaching kids math concepts and operations.

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