10 Great Hands-On Activities for Exploring the Alphabet

Sept. 17, 2018

Most parents read to their children starting from day one. But once kids enter kindergarten, it’s expected that they can recognize and recite the alphabet. So how can we, as parents, make a bridge from reading about the alphabet, to actually learning to recognize it? The answer is as simple as by mixing it up! By offering a variety of activities, especially those that require hands-on learning, kids learn the alphabet in no time. Keep reading to discover 10 exciting alphabet activities for preschoolers!

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Arts and Crafts Based Upon Your Child’s Favorite Chapter Books (Part II)

Sept. 10, 2018

When kids engage with books beyond the physical pages, they improve critical analysis and comprehension skills by thinking more deeply about the book, its themes, characters, and more! We’ve already explored some of the best chapter books and series for kids, so let’s expand the conversation and take a look at four fantastic arts and crafts activities based on books!

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10 Ways to Unleash Your Child’s Talents

Sept. 4, 2018

From the time kids are born, parents are eager to find out what they’ll be like. Within each child lies interests, abilities, and talents just waiting to be unleashed. But how do we help our kids discover those talents that will steer their lives for years to come? If you’re struggling to figure out how to find your child’s talent, this article explores 10 ways to uncover your child’s inner passion, while guiding him or her toward success.

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Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Pre-K through Grade 3 (Part I)

Sept. 3, 2018

When teaching your child to read, you probably haven’t given much thought to chapter books. When we’re busy helping kids decode words, and read sentences, we might fall into the trap that longer books are only for older children. But if you think about it, one of the most important missions in teaching kids to read is to plant the seeds for enjoyment. Reading should be fun, and chapter books can immerse your child in the world of the story! This article lists some of the best read-aloud chapter books for you to enjoy with your child to improve story comprehension and analysis skills! 

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The Ultimate Back-to-School Tip List for Parents of Preschoolers and Kindergartners 2018

Aug. 20, 2018

The first day of school is just weeks away, and many little learners are stepping foot in the classroom for the very first time! Planning and preparing for school can be overwhelming for parents, but Kids Academy is here to make the transition easier for both you and your child. This article shares back-to-school tips that will offer you steps to take during the next few weeks to ensure that the 2018-2019 school year gets off to a wonderful start!

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6 DIY Toys from Nature

Aug. 13, 2018

As summer comes to an end, kids often become bored and are in need energizing activities to stimulate curiosity and creativity. Get your child off the couch and out of the house by creating DIY kids toys from nature! Keep reading to discover fun-filled ideas that will keep your child busy creating and innovating from now throughout the fall!

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5 Best Back-to-School Craft Ideas

Aug. 6, 2018

Does your child need extra motivation to get pumped for heading back to school? Heading back to the classroom after a long summer break can be tough for kids, both young and old. This article reveals 5 of our best ideas to get your child excited by making  crafts that are both fun and functional!

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7 Life Lessons Chess Can Teach Your Child

July 30, 2018

If you think about it, chess is a lot like real life, but on a much smaller scale. Every chess move alters the way the game turns out, just like the decisions we make in life. Since we utilize complex critical decision-making  processes while playing chess, kids can learn incredible life lessons that mirrors the skills they’ll need to be successful, just by learning chess! This article explores 7 amazing life skills your child will develop while learning to play chess!

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5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss

July 23, 2018

Summer break gives both kids and teachers much-needed rest, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Researchers know that kids lose about a month of learning by the time they arrive back in the classroom in the fall! Known as the summer slide, this phenomenon have been plaguing kids and robbing them of their learning gains. Since reading is important to all subjects, it’s important that kids don’t fall behind during the summer months. This article will discuss the importance of summer reading, and how to engage your kids in reading this summer!

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Summer Enrichment Ideas for Gifted Learners

July 17, 2018

Is your child already bored this summer? The summer months are filled with fun and relaxation, but gifted and talented kids need extra stimulation to stave off boredom. If your gifted child is hungry for learning, but you don’t know where to start, begin by planning summer activities for kids to fit each subject of the curriculum! Keep learning minds growing and read this article to find fresh ideas to keep your child energized this summer.  

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