Getting to Work on Summer Learning

We know it’s only the beginning of the year and summer seems a long time away, but the recently released Getting to Work on Summer Learning: Recommended Practices for Success, 2nd edition confirms that early planning is key to a successful summer learning program. As the report description notes: Based on thousands of hours of observations, interviews,… Read more

Step, Sweat, Sleep, Sit

The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth encourage children and youth to “Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit”. The research-based, world’s first 24 hour movement guidelines were released in the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. For optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5–17 years) should achieve… Read more

Digital media and young children

Children are engaged with digital media even from an early age. Most agree that using digital media with parents and balancing time using digital media with lots of other types of play are good ideas. Parents can find tips in the following: Children and Media – Tips for Parents  – from the American Academy of… Read more

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day, a day that promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially for children and young people. This year’s theme is “Let’s create a better internet together.” The following video, a collaboration of Flocabulary and Common Sense Education, is an entertaining review of 10 ways to… Read more