Oct 13

Homemade Games To Inspire Your Child After School!

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

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

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

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

learning, fidget, manners, communication, mental health, 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

ideas, language, poem, reading, literacy, hacks, activities, imaginative play, early learning, independent play, Discover Learning, creativity, spelling, 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, problem solving, fun, STEM, early learning, numbers, studying, independent play, cognitive thinking, STEAM, Manipulatives, 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

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

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...

Sep 28

How to Become a Pro Puzzler

At Home, Tips, Home, Puzzles, hacks, puzzle, parent, hand-eye coordination, cognitive thinking, Fine Motor Skills

Jigsaw puzzles are great for people of all ages. They help puzzlers develop and improve their cognitive skills and have also been proven to...

Sep 28

Great Puzzles that Help Kids Learn

Puzzles, diversity, toddler, kindergarten, puzzle, kid, activities, fun, hand-eye coordination, cognitive thinking, Gross Motor Skills, Nature, bugs, Fine Motor Skills

Puzzles are a great way to help kids learn. From infants to the elderly puzzles can help increase cognitive ability, improve memory and hand eye...

Sep 21

Why Construction Play is Important for Your Grandkids

blocks, block play, construction, hand-eye coordination, cognitive thinking, Gross Motor Skills, creativity, Fine Motor Skills

Building and construction is a great tool that has lasted the test of time. Its convenient, creative, and can lead to a life long love of science...

Sep 21

Discover Fall with the Kindness Rock Project

Arts & crafts, craft, crafts, Fall, Discover Learning, paint, Nature, Kindness, Wellness, The Kindness Project

With the weather cooling down and the Fall season creating a beautiful landscape, it’s important that we get outside and enjoy it! But, for many...

Sep 21

Activities for Fall Learning

Arts & crafts, craft, crafts, outdoor, science, science for kids, science is fun, teacher, STEM, early learning, numbers, home classroom, Fall, Discover Learning, Nature, Seasons, bugs

Activities for Fall Learning

Fall is a great time to learn about nature. The season change creates a magical atmosphere that inspires curiosity in...

Sep 14

It's Party Time: Celebrating Birthdays in the Classroom

Arts & crafts, Gift, Holidays, School age, Birthday, craft, crafts, toys, music, teacher, kid, fun, parent, celebration

Birthdays are a special day for kids, and celebrating it in the classroom has become a tradition for many teachers. They're fun, exciting and can...

Sep 14

Top Birthday Gift Ideas for Fall 2018

Games, Gift, Indoor play, Birthday, board games, Outdoor play, game, ideas, lego, scientific, problem solving, sensory, slime, toys, kid, STEM, parent, imaginative play, construction, independent play

Are you always running out for a last minute birthday gift? Hunting through stores trying to find something fun and exciting? No worries, we have...

Sep 14

Building A Fun Birthday Loot Bag... Scholar's Choice Style!

Arts & crafts, Gift, Birthday, craft, fidget, crafts, ideas, pikmi, science kits, scientific, science is fun, sensory, sensory play, slime, kid, fun, experiment, STEM, parent

Loot bags have become a big staple for any party or event. They are a nice take home to remind guests of the fun they had, and keeps the party...

Sep 07

Our Favourite Ways to Encourage Independent Play

Childcare, Classroom, Indoor play, Classroom management, play, preschool, book, storytime, storage, organization, school, early learning, bin, bookshelf, soft books, independent play

Independent play is a key area of early childhood development. It helps children develop vital skills and positive learning habits which they will...