Jul 05

Scholar’s Choice and the Playful Learning Approach

teaching, imaginative play, independent play, Discover Learning, open ended play, discovery based play, playful learning, cooperative play, Learn with All Five Senses, social and emotional skills, self expression

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...

Mar 06

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

Games, Holidays, family, game, holiday, play, toys, travel, star wars, melissa & doug, independent play, hand-eye coordination, cognitive thinking, Fine Motor Skills, spelling, Bananagrams, parenting

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...

Nov 02

STEAM Toy Test Event - A Closer Look

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

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 19

Talking Science - Simple Classroom Experiments

science, science for kids, science kits, water, science is fun, sensory, teacher, independent play, Nature, chemistry

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 13

The Wonderful World of Sensory Bins

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

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

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 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 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...