Kids Academy is proud to announce that we’ll be attending the National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Miami, Florida, from January 14-17th.
When your child is bored at school, it could seem impossible to reignite their previous curiosity and love for learning. For teachers, it’s common problem that strikes kids from elementary through high school, and it can seem just as hopeless an endeavor as it seems for parents. But like in anything else, there are many reasons for why it occurs, and just as many ways to tackle the problem. Read this article to find out why kids get bored with school, and how to make learning more meaningful and enjoyable!
If you haven’t heard about flexible seating yet, it’s time that you do! Of all the trends sweeping through the educational world, this one has been embraced by educators all over the country, transforming classrooms into engaging learning spaces! No matter if you’re a parent or a teacher, every classroom or study space can be improved. This article discusses the benefits of flexible seating and gives you ten seating ideas that will make you want to kick your chairs and desks to the curb!
In the summer, it’s easy to keep kids busy when there’s so many outdoor activities and camp programs available. But in the winter, the options are limited for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, any time away from school should be utilized to continue your child’s learning. Read this article to find exciting ways to keep kids busy that can also double as meaningful learning experiences!
Most families agree that Christmas is the holiday of giving, but all too often, many kids are only looking forward to one thing: gifts! While all of us look forward to exchanging gifts, receiving them isn’t the most important or meaningful part of this much-loved holiday. This holiday season, teach your children about the spirit of giving! Keep reading to discover 7 sensational charitable giving ideas to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for those in need!
Kids Academy is teaming up with yet another amazing app to bring high-quality reading materials to the screens of kids across country! We’re happy to announce a new partnership with Rivet, an innovative app that offers free leveled reading books to help children grow their literacy skills using the same technology they already love!
For kids, learning to read can be a stressful task, but sometimes teaching kids to read can be just as big of an undertaking for parents and teachers alike! If you’re struggling with supporting your little learners as they learn to read independently, you’re not alone! This article will help you to discover how to use reading levels to choose the right texts for your child. Then, learn how to create your own home or classroom library to support kids no matter their current reading level!
As teachers or even parents, when we think about utilizing games in learning, most of us think of objective subjects with clear answers, like math or science. In preschool and kindergarten, kids might play games using sight words or phonics. But for older children who already know the basics of reading, how can games possibly enrich reading comprehension when questions are text-dependent? The answer requires a bit of creative thinking, but we’re here to tell you that it can be done! Read this article to discover the benefits of using games for reading, how to use them effectively, and to try out the best reading games to play in class!
It probably goes without saying that Thanksgiving is all about reflecting upon what makes us grateful! But sometimes children miss the message as they are getting even more excited for the upcoming Christmas season. Before the turkey hits the table, show kids how to express their gratitude and share it with those they love. Read this article to find Thanksgiving gratitude games and activities that are great to both at home or in the classroom!
As a parent or a teacher, you might notice that kids struggle with learning to subtract. Unlike addition, subtraction asks children to do something foreign to them by taking numbers away, and worse yet, borrowing or regrouping. To make matters more confusing, in the past, we taught kids to borrow without telling them why. But now we know that kids must understand the math concept behind the strategies they use. If you’re looking to begin teaching subtraction with regrouping, keep reading to discover why it’s so tricky for kids, the best strategies to use, and games and activities to support learning!