Sep 07

Our Favourite Ways to Encourage Independent Play

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

Aug 31

Helpful Tips to Reduce First Day of School Anxiety

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Its here! The first day of school is here and we have some helpful tips to get you ready for the coming year. We will be looking at 5 ways that...

Aug 14

14 Back to School Icebreaker Ideas for Grades K-8

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It's almost time to get to know your new students! Many teachers do icebreaker activities throughout the first day so that both the teacher and...

Jul 26

Ways to Introduce Robotics in the Early Years Classroom

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Teaching coding literacy has become mandatory in many classrooms across the country. 

Teachers are stepping up to the new challenge and...

Jul 26

5 Key Benefits of Robotics in Early Childhood Education

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Early childhood is a wonderful time to spark children’s interest in STEM.

Jul 13

3 Outdoor Science Experiments For Your Program

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Whether you are looking for ideas for your toddler or preschool program, here are 3 easy and fun science experiments you can take outside!

Jul 06

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

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

Jun 15

Getting Your Preschoolers Ready For Kindergarten

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While every child is unique, and every Centre different, the role of the daycare in helping prepare Preschoolers for Kindergarten is always...

May 17

Our Favorite Melissa & Doug Products for the Classroom

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Puzzles that fit your curriculum

May 10

Introducing a Caterpillar and Butterfly Theme To Your Preschool Classroom

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Watching the life cycle of caterpillars and butterflies is always amazing, especially for children!  Use a caterpillar and butterfly theme in your...

Mar 27

7 LEGO Lesson Ideas to Teach Preschoolers Creative Problem Solving Skills

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LEGO has created many great learning activities to use with preschool age children in the classroom or at home. 

These seven small activities...