Festive Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

June 30, 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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Self Esteem and Character Building Games for Kids

June 29, 2018

Reading, writing, math and science: kids learn these subjects and more when they go to school. But what good is all the knowledge in the world if a child never learns to be a good person? For kids, some of the most important lessons lie within learning to develop their own self-esteem and a healthy sense of integrity and character. This article explores simple ways to build self-esteem and character, using engaging activities that can be done at home!

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STEM Activities for Kids with Building Blocks

June 27, 2018

It’s time to clean out the closet and pull out toys from years gone by that may still prove to be meaningful to your elementary-aged child’s learning! This article will help you and your child to rediscover an early childhood favorite toy: building blocks! Let’s uncover new ways to use building blocks in innovative ways to increase your child’s STEM learning and abilities!

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5 Strategies to Help Struggling Spellers

June 25, 2018

If you think about the people in your life you probably know someone who calls themselves a “bad speller”. While everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, some people grow up accepting the notion that they just can’t spell or write well. Even so, you probably also know that spelling and writing properly are ingredients for a successful career and professional life. Luckily, your child doesn’t have to grow up believing they are bad at spelling.

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7 Facts You Might Not Know About Your Gifted Child

June 23, 2018

With so many misperceptions about giftedness, many parents believe that gifted kids are the straight-A students who are overachieving in every subject. This simply isn’t the case. If you know or suspect that you’re raising a gifted child, this article will shed light on some of the most common misperceptions surrounding giftedness to help you understand how to best support your little learner!

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5 STEM Activities for Early Learners

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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5 Quick Math Games to Play on Car Trips

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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How to Teach your Child Chess When You Don’t Know How to Play Yourself

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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4 Common Reading Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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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5 Fun At-Home Activities for Gifted Kids

June 14, 2018

Gifted kids crave a good challenge. In fact, kids who are identified as gifted and talented need more stimulation to keep them motivated and extending their abilities beyond what you can imagine! Luckily, no matter if your child is homeschooled or goes to school, there are many fascinating and challenging activities your little learner can complete at home to keep them busy and learning. 

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