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

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...

Aug 31

Minimizing First Day Stress for Teachers!

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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 24

4 Top Classroom Decor Sets

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With the school year just around the corner it's high time you find the decor that you will use to help define the learning environment for your...

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...

Aug 10

8 Genius Book Storage Ideas For the Classroom

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Do you sometimes feel like your classroom library is organized one day, then the next it looks like a hurricane blew through your classroom? We...

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 20

Back To School Teacher Must-haves

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You're either reading this post because you have been dreaming about Back to School shopping since the moment school let out in June OR;

Jun 29

Genius Hacks for Storing Your Board Games

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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 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...

Jun 05

Helping Prevent Children From Experiencing "Summer Slide"

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Did you know, 84% of teachers say students forget or lose skills, knowledge, or grade-level equivalency over the summer? Here are some more scary...

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...

May 04

'Veggie Pops' Are A Great Way To Introduce Kids To Gardening!

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Veggie Pops are a stress-free way to get even the youngest kids interested in gardening. 

Wanting to start your children off with an early passion...

Apr 20

8 Delightful Children's Books that Celebrate Differences and Diversity

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1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell