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NEW! Life of Fred Language Arts Books

The Life of Fred is a fictional narrative that introduces students to essential concepts in a fun and easy way. A hit with the kids, Life of Fred now offers a new Language Arts Series that covers concepts on spelling, grammar, punctuation and more… Best suited for middle school and high school students, these books can be re-read once every yearContinue reading “NEW! Life of Fred Language Arts Books”

Resources: Don’t Miss These Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids

Minecraft is not only fun, it’s also proving to be highly educational. Here are some of the skills your child can learn from playing Minecraft: Reading Writing Arithmetic Geometry and Spatial Reasoning Music Teamwork Basic Technology Science Creativity Basic Survival Skills Problem Solving Skills Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. IfContinue reading “Resources: Don’t Miss These Educational Tools for Minecraft Kids”

Educational Gifts for Your Holiday Shopping List

I know it seems a little early to be planning your holiday shopping but these days, the early bird really does catch the worm. If you plan early, you can get something really meaningful, and you can also save more since you have time to look out for the really special deals. Magformers Challenger Set – WithContinue reading “Educational Gifts for Your Holiday Shopping List”

Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education

It’s a bird! It’s a submarine! No, it’s Magformers!!! This super cool toy promotes fun learning by using geometric shapes to form countless, colorful structures. Kids ages 6 and up can combine triangles, squares, hexagons and pentagons by their magnetic sides to build flowers, stars, cars, spheres, and more! Magformers are not only fun, theyContinue reading “Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education”

Ready-to-Go Geography Lessons

The study of geography is crucial to understanding our ever-changing planet, from political change and warfare to environmental conservation and population growth. Here are 10 reasons why children children should be encourage to learn geography – it helps them: To understand basic physical systems that affect everyday life (e.g. earth-sun relationships, water cycles, wind and oceanContinue reading “Ready-to-Go Geography Lessons”

Bringing Back Creative Play with Tegu Blocks

If you have nothing else, at least be creative. – How do you nurture creativity in children Why should we nurture creativity in children? Creativity increases their chances for success. Creativity helps them stand out from the crowd. Creativity opens doors for opportunity. Creativity can compensate of having a low IQ but having a high IQ does not compensate forContinue reading “Bringing Back Creative Play with Tegu Blocks”

Let’s Celebrate Grandparents’ Day!

“Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.” — Jimmy Carter Grandparents are really special people in the lives of our children. Since it’s Grandparents’Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate Grandparents’ Day!”

Pirate Themed Learning for Pirates Day!

Arr me hearties! It’s Pirate Day 19th September! Let’s get into the spirit and celebrate with these easy and creative pirate ideas! If you have a child that loves pirate themes, this will also be perfect for your family any time… Pirate Treasure Hunt Ready for some pirate fun over the weekend? Send your kids onContinue reading “Pirate Themed Learning for Pirates Day!”

10 Ways to Jump Start Your School Year

Parent engagement is being positively involved and active in your child’s learning. Your attitudes, values and behaviours can positively influence your child’s education outcomes. – Students First Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to: Earn higher grades and test scores Go on to higher education Have better socialContinue reading “10 Ways to Jump Start Your School Year”

Minecraft Camp for Kids

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure every parent will be aware of Minecraft by now… If you were concerned about how much your children want to play this game, it might be somewhat of a consolation to hear that Minecraft can be very educational and that there are many ways to extend the learning throughContinue reading “Minecraft Camp for Kids”