Kid’s Learning Activities

New Subject

What was your favourite subject in school? Mine was art, drama, history and for post-secondary education it was English literature. If we were discussing new subjects for school I would introduce Myths & Legends to the curriculum with a focus on mystical and magical. The kids would love it because who doesn’t want to learn… Continue reading New Subject

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Sensory Fun

We first started actively experimenting with sensory play when the words sensory processing disorder were introduced to us. With SPD the brain has trouble processing information that comes from the senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, proprioception, and vestibular processing. For more information on Sensory Processing Disorder click the link – SPD. Water beads were… Continue reading Sensory Fun

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Homemade Chore Chart

It all started with another item coming home from school that required money. It seemed like every week there was something. This particular time it was a Scholastic book order. Up until now we had not ordered from Scholastic, nor had my son asked too. However, this time a book had caught his eye and… Continue reading Homemade Chore Chart

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Children’s Book List Ages 0-8

Here are 8 fast recommendations from my children’s bookshelf to yours in no particular order: If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur written by Linda Bailey & illustrated by Colin Jack: This is a cute and playful text about what to do with your dinosaur. It is marked for ages 3-7; my 3 year old… Continue reading Children’s Book List Ages 0-8

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Seedling Kids: School Lessons

With a majestic height reaching to the sun, and a thick hairy stem that is often over looked, this is a stalk that’s size is such that stories that shame Jack and the Beanstalk live in its branches. However, people’s eyes travel up past the healthy shoots of triangular toothed shaped leaves to the flower… Continue reading Seedling Kids: School Lessons

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A Composted Teachable Moment

Schools teach children about recycling, and the children are quick to learn what belongs in the garbage, and what goes into the recycle bin. In addition to traditional recycling, I am aware that in my son’s kindergarten class they also repurpose materials for crafts. For example they keep empty apple sauce containers from the children’s… Continue reading A Composted Teachable Moment