3,2,1,Fun! The Importance of Beginning Numeracy with Everyday Activities

Who remembers saying “I don’t like math” or “I’m not good at math”? Many adults have negative feelings about math that began early in life. A positive outlook on numeracy skill building with your children will help them later in life. In fact … Continue reading

How Rhymes can Encourage Play

Play is the highest form of research.    – Albert Einstein Halloween is one of our favourite times of year—families can have so much fun together with rhymes, games, crafts, snacks, and parties—and it provides a lot of opportunity for purposeful play. Play … Continue reading

Autumn Provides Easy Literacy Lessons to Share with Your Kids

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down, Autumn leaves are falling down, red, yellow, orange and brown! Rake them up and pile them high, pile them high, pile them high, Rake them up and pile them high, till … Continue reading

How to Add the Fun of a Scavenger Hunt into Everyday Activities

I’m sure there are many sticklers who would argue that what I’m suggesting here is not a real scavenger hunt, but let’s skip past the dictionary definitions and focus on how you can incorporate the fun of a scavenger hunt into everyday … Continue reading

Children are Born Scientists

Science: Understanding the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.  –Merriam-Webster Children are born scientists. They learn about their world by: Exploring what’s around them with their senses – seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and listening Trying to … Continue reading

What is STEM and How Do I Teach it to my Kids?

STEM. This is catching a lot of attention these days. Do you know what it means? S – science T – technology E – engineering M – mathematics Did you think it was exclusive to older children, or even adults? Not at all! These concepts … Continue reading

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air and we can all peek our heads outside and breathe a sigh of relief. Winter is over. (We’ve had Second Winter, yes?) CELEBRATE WITH BOOKS, SONGS, AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Share the book Hop, … Continue reading