Nov 02

STEAM Toy Test Event - A Closer Look

STEAM, STEM, toys, toy test, Family Activities, DIY, Gift, learning, play, independent play

CALLING ALL TOY TESTERS! This Saturday is our STEAM Toy Test Event! Don’t miss out on the fun. Not sure what’s in store for you? Here’s a closer...

Oct 31

Books To Inspire Kindness

book, Kindness, learning, early learning, reading, Childcare, literacy, good reads, parenting, soft books, board books

Due to the daily conflicts that can arise from children sharing space, toys, and learning experiences, caregivers often feel like they're playing...

Oct 30

The Importance Of Grandparents In A Child's Life

Grandparents, grandpa, grandma, family, grandkids, Childcare, emotional health

Today, we wanted to give a little shout out to all the grandparents out there, living as positive role models and caregivers in their...

Oct 30

Talking To Parents About Bullying

emotional health, mental health, communication, bullying, parenting

With bullying on a continuous rise, parents often look to teachers for help with a solution. School is basically where it all starts, so parents...

Oct 29

Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety

anxiety, learning, emotional health, mental health, daily routine, communication, Wellness, autism

Whether it’s the first day of school or something as simple as going over to a friend’s house to play, anxiety can be triggered anywhere at any...

Oct 19

Talking Science - Simple Classroom Experiments

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As a teacher, science can be a difficult subject to explain; and as a student, it can be a challenge to really retain. But with great science...

Oct 19

Fascinating Science Experiments for Younger Children

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Introducing science to children doesn’t have to be daunting, science is fascinating! Some of my greatest childhood memories were of the wacky...

Oct 19

Simple Fall Slime Fun!

slime, Halloween, Fall, oobleck, STEAM, chemistry, At Home, crafts, sensory play, sensory, Seasons

It’s nearly that time of the year, a time when fun activities slowly start to shift more and more from outside-all-of-the-time, to indoor...

Oct 13

The Wonderful World of Sensory Bins

sensory play, sensory, play, exploration bins, sensory bin, hand-eye coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, game, fair play, independent play

Young children often learn about the world around them through exploration and experimenting with their senses. Next time you and your child go...

Oct 13

Homemade Games To Inspire Your Child After School!

spelling, math, At Home, Fractions, independent play, science, oobleck, game, Arts & crafts, play, DIY

Just because the school day is done, it doesn’t mean the learning journey has to end! Why not bring it home with you? Learning can be fun! And...

Oct 13

Extending The Lesson Plan Through Play

daily routine, spelling, Fractions, creativity, independent play, math, Classroom management, Classroom, teacher, Games

Let’s face it, classroom games are a highlight to any school day, not just for the students but for the teacher too! They’re the perfect way to...

Oct 05

Helping Kids Communicate About Their Day

communication, manners, mental health, fidget, learning, daily routine

Kids can have a lot to say. This ranges from daily observations and stories, to inquisitive questions that arise from the breadth of new...

Oct 05

Growing Language Skills with Bananagrams

language, spelling, poem, creativity, Discover Learning, independent play, literacy, imaginative play, early learning, activities, hacks, reading, ideas, Bananagrams

Learning language and spelling can be a boring and tedious task. We can all think back to when we were in school, studying word lists to commit...

Oct 04

Introducing Kids to Math Through Manipulatives

math, STEAM, cognitive thinking, independent play, studying, numbers, early learning, STEM, fun, Manipulatives, problem solving, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, Counting

Manipulatives are marvelous! They are an amazing tool for any childcare facility and can help introduce concepts of mathematics through play....

Sep 28

Promoting Learning Outside the Classroom

cognitive thinking, hand-eye coordination, Discover Learning, Nature, Fall, studying, STEM, STEAM, At Home, reading, literacy, outdoor, Outdoor play

Often, we think that learning is something we only do in the classroom, but learning is a 24-hour activity. Kids are an open book and are...