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Getting Started with Khan Academy Kids

People looking after young children during school and child care closures do not have time for tricky online learning installation processes. That’s why we put together this brief, step-by-step getting started guide for the Khan Academy Kids app. Feel free to reach us at khankids@khanacademy.org if you have any questions. Khan Academy Kids is an award-winning educational app for young learners ages two to seven. The app engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills. Learn more about Khan Academy Kids, our free educational app for children ages 2-7, at http://www.khankids.org. Download now! http://khan.co/KhanKids-YT-Google http://khan.co/KhanKids-YT-Apple http://khan.co/KhanKids-YT-Amazon. Created by Khan Academy.

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(fun intro music) - [Narrator] Hi, my name's Sophie from the Khan Academy Kids team, and today I'm going to show you how to download and get started on our app, Khan Academy Kids. First, go to your app store and download Khan Academy Kids. Once you've done that, you can open our app, and you'll be greeted by our fun characters: Kodi, Ollo, Sandy, Reya, and Peck. You'll be taken to a sign up screen. Click Sign Up, and enter your email. We use this email to create your account, and we're going to ask you to verify it. So once you've entered and clicked next, you'll receive an email in your email inbox, and you want to click the verify email button in that email. And then, you're set to go back in to the app, and start creating accounts for your kids. Click next here, and here you are. First, we're going to add the name of our first child, Kim. Kim is 6, and we'll select an avatar for Kim - a dolphin. We're ready to start learning now, but we'll quickly show you how to create a profile for another child. If you swipe up in to the parents section, you'll see Kim's account there, tap the new button, swipe up, and enter the name of the next child, Oscar. Oscar is actually older, he's 7, and he is going to be a tiger. And now we have two childrens profiles: Kim and Oscar. We're going to start learning with Kim, so we tap Kim and if we press the play button here, we'll be in our personalized learning path. It'll serve up age appropriate activities for your child, like this one. If you wanted to do self serve, you could click in the top left corner on the Library icon. Then, you can scroll through all of our activities, books, videos, our reading, our logics, social emotional learning, and you can pick out what your child works on. We've partnered with National Geographic, and Bellwether Media, to offer a range of characters, and stories, and formats to keep your child busy. And there's always the offline functionality- that suitcase under the word Library. We can't wait for you to discover everything there is to do on Khan Academy Kids!