The first day of school can be exciting for everyone. Khan Academy Kids helps little learners age 2-6 prepare themselves for a great start. Open the app to find fun activities for learning letters, numbers, shapes, colors, social skills and daily routines. Let’s find out what Khan Academy Kids is all about!
Learn letters with Ollo the Elephant
Let Ollo introduce the upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet with adorable alphabet videos inside Khan Academy Kids. Then, trace letters on your own! To get started, open the Library inside Khan Academy Kids (the purple book icon on the home screen), select the Videos tab, and scroll down to the Letters section. To trace letters, select Ollo’s ABC tab in the Library, and scroll down to the Tracing section.
Name numbers by counting with Peck
Peck is one of the most exciting birds you will ever meet. Peck counts everything he can see, especially his socks. Do you like to count? Let’s count along with Peck! Open the Library and select Peck’s 123 tab to find activities for counting objects, comparing numbers, grouping, addition and subtraction. Activities can be sorted by learning levels A-D.
Sort patterns, colors and shapes with Sandy
Have you ever met a dingo? A dingo is a type of animal native to Australia. Sandy is the dingo inside Khan Academy Kids, and she is sensational with patterns, colors and shapes! Visit Sandy’s Logic+ tab in the Library to explore color combinations, memory, flexible thinking, shape recognition and size comparison.
Make new friends and share with others
The first day of school is the perfect time to get social and meet new friends. Feeling good about our social skills can make a positive difference in our day. Thankfully, Khan Academy Kids has an entire section of the app devoted to social-emotional learning. Select Sandy’s Logic+ tab in the Library and scroll to the section on Social Emotional Development. There, you will find songs, lessons and activities to explore topics like sharing, helping, facial expressions, manners and feelings.
Enjoy storytime with Reya
It’s never too early to develop a love of reading. Reya the red panda LOVES reading. She has her nose in a book every day of the week. Curious to see what books she likes to read? Open the Khan Academy Kids library to find out! A wide selection of fiction and nonfiction stories can be found in the Books and Reading tabs.
Use the Learning Path to set aside time for learning in your daily routine
All of the resources listed above are also available by selecting the Learning Path inside Khan Academy Kids (the big green play button on the home screen). The Learning Path is designed to accommodate your child’s personal progress and offers a diverse selection of activities based on your child’s level. The app encourages kids to put their device down after an age-appropriate learning journey, which is between 5 to 20 minutes per day. So don’t forget to play the Learning Path each day, and set aside time for learning in your daily routine.
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