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SKIDOS for Teachers

K-5 Math teachers, try our games for FREE!

If you are not convinced how our games positively impact students’ interest in Math, you can try one of our games in your classroom for FREE! We are excited to announce our Free Pilot Program where we are offering promo codes for all of our paid games to K5 Math teachers. Independent studies have shown that students who use SKIDOS games for 10 minutes every day in the classroom spend an additional hour practicing math with our games at home. And with every additional hour of practice, students tend to increase their grades by 1%. We encourage you to try one of our games and see the results yourself. It’s completely free!

Send us an email at support@skidos.com and our team will contact you in 48 hours

Reviews from Teachers & Parents

“I highly recommend this game as a fun way for a student to focus on a mathematical concept causing concern, or just for practice.”

− Apply Mall

“A fun game good for practicing Mental Math”

− Prof. James Paul Gee (ASU & Stanford Univeristy)

“Do you have children who like playing games ? They will love this app Milk Hunt Kids Math Game.”

− I Game Mom

“Milk Hunt: Kids Math Game is an excellent math app for primary school aged students to have fun whilst practicing thier skills in many mathematical operations. I highly recommend this app.”

− Jenny Webster (Teacher)

“Milk Hunt is a fun and engaging game which works on Math skills as you play through this endless runner style of game. The game is very addictive and a whole heap of fun. My seven year old daughter absolutely loves it. So glad to see her learning something while having fun.”

− Sharon Turriff (Parent )

“Milk Hunt is a combination of game and math practice that won’t soon become boring for your little learner.”

− Smart Apps for kids

“Milk Hunt is a fast-paced game app that provides solid math practice in a format children will love. It is so well done, it has earned a TopPick for us.”

− Fun Educational Apps

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Useful Tips for Teachers

COVID – Keep Your Gadgets Clean with these Easy Steps

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As per the American medical journal (2017), smartphones contain a host of bacteria & viruses. However, the report was not taken too seriously when released, however now that the the world is under the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to keep your gadgets sanitized & clean. Here are 10 things to do & not to do in order to keep your phone clean:

1. Use disposable gloves whilst cleaning your smartphone(s) & tablet(s)

2. Apple says that spray cleaners shouldn’t be directly used to clean iPhones/iPads

3. Do not use ‘straight’ alcohol to clean your smartphone

4. Use only disinfectant wipes that have 70% isopropyl alcohol to clean your smartphone

5. Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth, like a lens cleaning cloth

6. American telecom service provider AT&T says that paper towels can be used after spraying disinfectants on them

7. Do not dip your smartphone in any sort of liquid in order to do a ‘deep’ clean

8. Do not use any vinegar to clean your smartphone

9. Do not use any sort of bleach to clean your smartphone

10. Ensure that you wash your hands with soap & water once you’ve cleaned your phone

Smartphones, & tablets are all excellent ways for your children to play, learn, & stay occupied so you can have a few quiet moments to yourself or with a loved one throughout the day. By taking the time to put a few safeguards in place, you can ensure that your kids are safe from bacteria & viruses.

 
Sources: Gadgets Now
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Inspiring & Fun Things To Do At Home During The Corona Virus Situation

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Hygiene is King these days.
Help your kids stay clean and clear!

Every day during the Corona Virus, we will be sharing an email to all parents on our lists and also on our blogs and social media to give parents some fun things they can do during the outbreak. We will be sharing some movie suggestions, some activities to do and some general news about what is going on. Should you have any questions about the outbreak in your home country, please reach out to the health authorities or check local news regularly. If we can help, please don’t hesitate in reaching out via our Facebook page.

Movie Suggestions

 

  • All Ages
  • 5+ Age group

Another Day, Another Update. We hope that yesterday gave you a little bit of inspiration and some insight in to things you can do with your kids. We are being as creative as we can be and relying on our network of teachers, pedagogues and parents, so if you have any great ideas or suggestions, please
do share on our Facebook page or contact us via our website and send in suggestions!

Fun Activity – Make Your Own Postcards & Send Them

A Local Update from the USA (NYC)

In New York City things are changing daily, but isn’t that every day anyway in the Big Apple? The last few days have been strange, but we keep on trying to be creative and have fun with the kids. Parks and playgrounds remain open, so we are taking it a bit easier than I think our colleagues and friends in Europe. I read recently that fresh air and sunlight helps, so we will take that approach and enjoy some of the sun whilst we can!

We recommend avoiding handshakes or hugs with friends/strangers, why not go for a “Namaste” instead or a bow?

Some News From Around the World

Some Things to Do At Home, From Canada

Italians Singing – Responses from Singers – Lewis Capaldi “Someone you loved”

Do be extra diligent, ensure you use lots of soap & help your kids go the extra mile!

Statistics on COVID-19

If you want live stats on COVID-19, Click here

Learn To Make and Write Post Cards

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Postcard – How to make some fun post cards at home

Some inspirational cards, you can make in your own at home! All you need is glue, paper and a bit of imagination – This is an amazon link to show some finished products

We hope you are all staying safe, healthy and in doors as advised!

We will give you an update with more insight on another country tomorrow. If you have any questions or feedback, please share on https://www.facebook.com/skidosgames/

Keep safe, clean & if at all concerned, contact your local health services via the phone to limit the spread of bacteria. We will share more news tomorrow!
Yours Truly,
The SKIDOS Team

How to make Learning Fractions Fun for Kids

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The topic of fractions often proves to be tricky for young children. Even some who love mathematics, find it difficult to grasp the concept of fractions. If you are a parent of a young child, you must be witnessing the hard time your kid is having with the overwhelming idea of fractions.

Fractions, as an abstract idea, may be a difficult one for your child to understand, but we witness fractions nearly every day. The one-fourth of a pizza you gave to your child and the chocolate bar you divided into two parts for siblings were your child’s encounters with fractions. It’s just that the young one didn’t need to pay keen attention to the concept of fractions until now and since most educational modules are created for mass broadcast, your child may find it boring and thereby unable to kindle any interest in them.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your child have fun with fractions. Since we have to deal with fractions nearly every day, it becomes easy to have them enjoyably explore the concept.

  1. Fractions with Food

One of the easiest ways of introducing your child to fractions is letting them think of it while they are enjoying their favorite food. The next time your child is feasting on a pizza, pie or a cake, spend some time with them dividing it into slices, and acknowledging the slices as fractions. For example, you can divide a pizza into four slices and tell them that a slice is 1/4th of a pizza. If you cut a yummy cake into six pieces and your child eats two of them, they have eaten 2 sixths of a cake. You can explain and show them how the 2 sixths your child ate can be expressed as 2/6. There are numerous such examples you can find in your daily life while having food. Let your child toy with these ideas and remove the fears revolving around fractions.

      2. Fractions with Family

As a parent, you must know how important it is for your child to have quality family time. To add a pinch of fun and learning at that time, here’s a game that your child can play. They have to prepare a questionnaire which has to be answered by the family members around them. The questions could be observational and based on their appearance, e.g., the colour of the hair or the eyes, or the handedness (tendency to be left-handed or right-handed). It can also be purely based on preferences, e.g., how many people prefer tea over coffee, and ice cream over milkshakes etc. Once they are done with the questionnaire, you can sit down with them to help them create fractions out of it. The number of family members who answered becomes the denominator. For example, if 3 members out of your family of 4 are right-handed, then ¾ people in your family are right-handed. Similarly, if two of them like tea, which means half the family likes tea, 2/4 members like tea. You can further explain how 2/4 is the same as 1/2. This fun game will allow them to not only see fractions, but also to create and engage with the concept.

      3. Fractions with visuals and games

Every child loves playing fun games and what could be better than instilling some learning while your child is playing. To help you with that, SKIDOS has a plethora of math games which will help your child grasp mathematical concepts easily and simplify learning for them. Don’t worry, the games are short and engaging so that the screen time is optimally utilized. You can find SKIDOS games at https://skidos.com/subscription/. If you’re stringent about a no-screen policy, there are various activity books you can gift to your child.

Apply the ideas you found here and find your child having no difficulty in learning about fractions. Remember, there are three Ps you need to keep in mind when teaching anything to your child, patience, positive outlook, and positive reinforcement. Applying these Ps can help your child learn anything. For fractions, you just learned about a bunch of games. Have fun with fractions!