Summer can be a good time for kids to make things. They often have more time to explore materials, solve problems and be creative. And, some of the messier projects can be done outdoors! Need inspiration? Find ideas in: 11 Classic Summer Camp Crafts for kids – Tinkerlab 30 Must-Make Summer Crafts for Kids –… Read more
The COVID-19 crisis has caused many activities to move online, including summer camp. Here are some free virtual summer camp options: Camp Wonderopolis has fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments for a variety of ages. Theme-based editions of camp include Symphony of Wonders, Build Your Own Wonderocity!, Flex Your Wonder!, Mission… Read more
It’s I Read Canadian Day! It’s a day to celebrate Canadian books for young people. If you haven’t found a Canadian book to read for 15 minutes today, get suggestions from CanLit for LittleCanadians and The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens.
One week from today is the launch of I Read Canadian Day. February 19th is now a national day to celebrate Canadian books for young people. Canadians are challenged to “Read Canadian” for 15 minutes and share their experience. Young people are encouraged to read a Canadian book of their choice (or have one read… Read more
Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day! It’s a time to build awareness of children’s books that celebrate diversity. Reading together can provide the opportunity for children to learn about others as well as see themselves in stories. Find titles for multicultural books to read aloud in: Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents… Read more
The Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia has produced an illustrated poster collection of the 12 Beliefs and Values About Children, taken from the AHS Principles and Guidelines. The We Believe posters are available for free download on the AHSABC website. Here’s a sample: THE AHSABC has also generously made a poster template available… Read more
Did you see this video when we blogged about it in May? It was one of the 12 winning entries in the APA PsycShorts Video Competition. Have another look! What can you do to help kids learn to play and work together? Here’s a strategy you might not have tried. For a glimpse at the… Read more
Today’s blog post combines two things we like – infographics and quotes. These quotes apply to adults, too!
June 3rd to 9th is Parachute Safe Kids Week. This year’s theme is preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play. Falling is a normal part of children’s development, as they walk, climb, run, jump, play and explore their environment. While most child falls do not result in serious injury, each year… Read more
Have you seen the Learning Together Every Day booklets? If you’re working with adults who are working on their literacy skills and are parents of young children, here’s a great, made-in-BC resource to use.The three booklets are in easy-to-read English, and contain fun activities to do with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. You can find these… Read more