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. 



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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Take part for a chance to win one!

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Reading to Kids at a Glance

Dec. 28, 2014

Some time ago we dedicated our posts to reading aloud with kids and we published loads of tips you can follow. You’ll find them if you scroll down our blog page. There are so many of them that you might catch yourself thinking if you can remember them all. Well, we are here to help you! 

Basically, you can split all reading activities into 3 groups: 

  • Pre-reading
  • Reading itself
  • Post-reading

Pre-reading activities are mostly used to create suspense ...

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Fun Facts About the Original Story of the Three Little Pigs

Dec. 21, 2014

Do you know that

  • The names of the three little pigs in the original story were: Browny, Whitey, and Blacky;
  • Each piggy had their own character: Browny was a dirty lazy pig, Whitey was clever but greedy and selfish, and Blacky was a nice little pig, neither dirty nor lazy;
  • Browny, Whitey, and Blacky ordered their houses from their mom before she passed away;
  • Browny wanted a house of mud, Whitey dreamt of a house made of cabbage, and Blacky ...

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