What are the learning topics covered in Khan Academy Kids?
The learning content inside the Khan Academy Kids app includes thousands of activities and books for children ages 2 -8 that are aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Common Core Standards. These activities delve deep into topics ranging from math to motor development, as follows:
- Reading and literacy—knowledge of print, phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, fiction and nonfiction books, spelling, early writing, and more
- Language—vocabulary, opposites, prepositions, common objects, verbs, adjectives, capitalization, punctuation, sentence types and more
- Math—counting, numbers, quantities, addition, subtraction, shapes, measuring, ordering, patterns, telling time, number lines, ten frames and more
- Social-emotional development—social relationships, emotional development and control, empathizing, friendships, and more
- Executive function and logic—focus, self-control, working memory, flexible thinking, problem-solving, and more
- Motor and physical development—gross and fine motor development, safety, health, nutrition, and more
- Creative expression—drawing, storytelling, recording, self-expression, coloring, and more
Our adaptive learning path creates a sequence of activities by adjusting to your child's level. To get a full view of our scope and sequence, navigate to our Library. From the home screen, tap the book icon in the top left corner. You will see an extensive menu of activities, books, and videos, which entails the full scope of our app. The library also allows you to see the sequence with our leveling feature. For 123, Reading, and Logic + tabs, you will see a small drop-down menu to select learning levels Preschool through 2nd Grade.
How do teachers access Khan Academy Kids?
Please note: The Khan Academy Kids mobile app is separate from the main Khan Academy website and requires a separate account because the accounts are not linked. If you already have an account on khanacademy.org you will still need to sign up separately for the Khan Academy Kids mobile app.
How do children use the app?
From the home screen, students can choose to tap the big green button to start a personalized learning journey with Kodi the bear, or they can choose their own activities from the Library or character rooms.
The Learning Path automatically cycles through topics like math, language arts, logic, and social-emotional development. The Learning Path surfaces content at a level that is appropriate for each student based on how they are doing in the app. If students get interrupted while playing on the Learning Path, they will automatically start at the next lesson upon returning to the app and pressing the play button.
Are books in the app mapped to reading levels?
The books in Khan Academy Kids are mapped to Lexile, Atos, and Fountas and Pinnell reading levels. However, those mappings are internal and not listed in the app. If there is a specific book of interest, please write our support team at email@example.com and they can provide the level correlations.
Also, books are categorized generally by types, such as stories about the characters, social-emotional books, early readers, nonfiction animal books, and alphabet books. Please note that when a user encounters books along the app's Learning Path, some books may be modified to align with the age of the user's profile.
How can Khan Academy Kids help students get ready for school?
The first day of school can be very exciting. Open Khan Academy Kids to find fun activities for learning letters, numbers, shapes, colors, social skills, and daily routines. Read our recommendations on ways families can use Khan Academy Kids to start school strong. For parents who are interested in using the app at home, this Parent Guide can help them get started.
Is there a web version of Khan Academy Kids?
At this time, Khan Academy Kids is only available as a mobile app on smartphones and tablets. The app is supported across multiple platforms, including Apple’s iOS App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. In addition, some Chromebooks with touchscreens and access to the Google Play store also work with the app.
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