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...

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...

Sep 07

4 Great Games to Enhance Classroom Learning

Classroom, Games, learning, board games, game, play, language, math, problem solving, reading, literacy, storytime, kid, activities, fun, school, early learning, numbers

Children learn and absorb lessons in a variety of different ways. One way to help reinforce the lessons that kids are currently learning is by...

Aug 31

Minimizing First Day Stress for Teachers!

Childcare, Classroom, Tips, fidget, anxiety, lesson plan, teaching, teacher, organization, first year teacher, back to school, back to school list, icebreaker, first day of school, planners

It’s here! The summer has flown past and it’s time to start heading back to the classroom. Pretty soon you will see a whole new group of faces...

Aug 29

New Tax Benefit For Teachers and Early Childhood Educators

Classroom, ece, thank a teacher, teacher, first year teacher

As teachers and early childhood educators prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year, we are reminded now more than ever that learning...

Jul 13

30 Tips Teachers Wished They Knew In Their First Year

Classroom, teacher, first year teacher, school, back to school

We asked and you sure delivered! Read on for advice from teachers just like you. Whether you are a new teacher or have been doing it for years,...
Jul 06

4 Ways to Experiment with Water In and Out of the Classroom

At Home, Childcare, Classroom, ece, learning, School age, Home, before and after school, ideas, outdoor, preschool, science, science for kids, scientific, water, making science fun, problem solving, science is fun, sensory, sensory play, toddler, teacher, kindergarten, kid, activities, experiment

It's summertime, it's hot, and we are thinking all about WATER!

Jun 29

Genius Hacks for Storing Your Board Games

Classroom, Family Game Night, Grandparents, board games, Decorate, DIY, Home, family, before and after school, teaching, storage, organize, organization

Is your home filled with games and puzzles, but you are running out of ways to store them? These ideas will inspire you to clean up your game...

Jun 14

Tips for Closing Up Your Classroom for the Summer

Classroom, Tips, storage, hacks, teacher

Part of the biggest task for the end of the year classroom cleanup is finding a place for all of the piles of stuff you have accumulated over the...

Jun 08

Canadian Teachers Tell Us the Funniest Things Their Students Have Said This Year

Classroom, funny

Thank you so much for all your responses to our contest asking "What is the funniest thing your students have said to you?" Your answers were so...

Jun 06

4 Father's Day Crafts Perfect for the Classroom

Arts & crafts, Classroom, art, father's day

It can be hard to come up with crafts for Father's Day that students will enjoy making and that Dads will enjoy receiving. Let's be honest, does...

May 17

Our Favorite Melissa & Doug Products for the Classroom

Classroom, Puzzles, before and after school, crafts, preschool, teaching, melissa & doug

Puzzles that fit your curriculum

Mar 27

5 Great Fidget Toys and How to Utilize Them in Your Classroom

Classroom, autism, fidget, anxiety, ADHD, sensory

Do your students reach out and grab things, pick up small items and play with them, or seek out other children’s possessions?

In many of the above...

Mar 23

Making Manners Matter: 4 Magic Words

Classroom, etiquette, manners, please and thank you, teaching manners, tips for kids manners

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between etiquette and manners?

Both rely on a basic underlying principal: treat people with respect...

Mar 23

5 Steps to Planning the Perfect Class Field Trip

Classroom, class trips, field trip tips, field trip ideas, field trip plans

Have you ever pictured the worst field trip possible?  Lost students, missing the bus, showing up on the wrong day, a snake bite, bee sting...