Use Big Muscles to Develop Fine Muscles

March 8, 2015

It’s good to remember that we have better muscle memory in our larger muscles and joints, such as the ones in arms and legs. Do you know that we can use them to learn writing letters?

One of the exercises that helps remember how to write letters is to “draw” letters in the air. Big and wide movements will help kids better memorize the order of writing the elements of each letter. First, demonstrate a letter, then do it together ...

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Spending Spree

March 1, 2015

It’s time for our regular post… but hey! Is there anyone here to read it? I bet you’re all gone …shopping! 

We actually suggest that you also shop with us because we’ve prepared numerous surprises for you.

Enjoy your shopping with Kid’s Academy!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Feb. 22, 2015

Thanksgiving is time you spend with your family. We hope our apps help make your family bond even stronger. 

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Writing Skills: Going Beyond Writing

Feb. 15, 2015

 Some of us may think that in order to know how to write kids need to know how to draw straight lines, curved lines, and circles, as well as to have a correct pencil grasp. However, these are not the only things we need to teach our children.

How many of you laughed your heads off when you saw kids holding a book upside down or “reading” it backwards? I guess, we all witness such scenes from time to time ...

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Keyboarding or Writing - Which Skill to Teach?

Feb. 8, 2015

Dear readers,

we are happy that Hurricane Sandy is behind and we have power and Internet back. We are resuming our regular blog posts, and today's post is dedicated to the importance of writing. 

Enjoy!

Yours,

Kid's Academy Team

 

In the era of smart devices and digital communication we spend most of our days with laptops, tablets, and smart phones. We communicate mostly via e-mail or texting, which requires keyboarding skills.  However, we can easily live ...

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Happy Halloween!

Feb. 1, 2015

                         

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How to Use the Listen & Play Mode in Reading with Kids

Jan. 25, 2015

Listen & Play mode is created especially to foster children's creativity. They listen to the story and animate the characters themselves. There's no particular order to bring the characters to life, kids can experiment and do this according to their own liking. 

In order to provide children with a sensational experience we tried to use most of the possibilities an iPhone and an iPad can offer. Characters get animated in three different ways: with a tap of ...

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How to Use the Autoplay Mode in Reading with Kids

Jan. 18, 2015

It's a well-known fact that before kids start reading themselves they need to be read to as often as possible. They don't mind if you read them the same story several times because they like routine. If they hear a story again and again they start remembering it by heart. This is very useful, as when they remember how words sound, they will later make connection with how they get written.

For this very reason we created the ...

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The Three Little Pigs: Post-Reading Activities

Jan. 11, 2015

… After that the Big Bad Wolf never came back and the three little pigs lived happily ever after.

Have you ever felt that when stories finish with these words (and most of them do), they sound very straightforward and abrupt. They sound as if we came to the point of no return, and we’ll never meet the characters again. We’ll never meet the characters we started liking…

Yet, you might want to undertake some activities in order to extend ...

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Promo Codes Giveaway

Jan. 4, 2015

Today we are giving away 6 promo codes for our ABC teaching app - Interactive ABC HD!

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Take part for a chance to win one!

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