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

Spatial Literacy and Awareness

Spatial literacy is becoming more recognized in recent times as a critical skill. One reason? Students with strong spatial skills are more likely to enter into the increasingly important fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (or STEM). For success … Continue reading

How does Rhymes that Bind Support Literacy Development?

The early literacy skills of children do not begin with reading and writing. The skills they need prior to reading and writing are listening, speaking, and understanding. All of these skills are practiced in the Rhymes that Bind program. Rhymes are fun, … Continue reading

How to Teach your Kids About Time

What time is it? Ten days until your birthday. Five more minutes. We hear these kinds of phrases every day. But what do they actually mean, especially to children? Time plays a huge role in our daily lives and we expect our children to understand what … Continue reading

Teaching Your Child Literacy and Numeracy: There’s an App for That

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” – Bill Gates For a lot of parents, the idea of “teaching literacy and numeracy skills” to our children is … Continue reading

What is National Child Day?

You may have heard that National Child Day is approaching November 20th, but do you know what it’s all about? Brief History In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the first major international agreement on the basic principles of … Continue reading

A Tickle Rhyme is More than Just a Tickle Rhyme

Our Rhymes that Bind program has a variety of songs and rhymes, but for some us the tickle rhyme section is our favourite. Spending time face-to–face with your child will connect you to them on their own level emotionally and physically. … Continue reading