Jul 05

Scholar’s Choice and the Playful Learning Approach

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The Scholar’s Choice vision is to ensure every child has a reason to love learning. It is our belief that this love of learning is key in helping...

Jul 05

The Art of Learning

Arts & crafts, craft, art, crafts, teacher, early learning, Discover Learning, paint, hand-eye coordination, Gross Motor Skills, creativity, Fine Motor Skills, parenting, playful learning, make learning fun

It’s time to cast aside the ideas of colouring inside the lines. It’s time for us to eliminate the traditional cookie-cutter approach to arts and...

Jul 05

6 Top Classroom Decor Sets of 2019

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With the school year just around the corner it's that time of year again where we like to highlight some of our favourite classroom decorative...

Mar 15

Active World Tray

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The Active World Tray is a versatile tool perfect for the home or classroom and creates endless opportunities for invitations to play for...

Mar 06

Top 10 Travel Games and Activities to Help Stop Your Kids from Asking “Are We There Yet?”

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March Break is around the corner and we're sure you're beginning the packing process for your family getaway! While travelling is fun for the...

Feb 11

The Importance of Milestones in a Child’s Development

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We all celebrate milestones throughout our lives. A few common ones recognized are birthdays and anniversaries which celebrate the passage of...

Nov 02

STEAM Toy Test Event - A Closer Look

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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

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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

Childcare, grandkids, grandma, grandpa, Grandparents, family, 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

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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

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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!

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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

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