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Sharing the Love of Reading

My kids are very fortunate to be exposed to great books, the books we read together for our Kids Book Review section. Our school benefits too as our review books are donated to the school library or classroom libraries for the other children to enjoy. Not all children or schools are as fortunate but Indigo wants to change things will the Love of Reading. […]

Top Trending 2014 Educational Videos on YouTube

I’ve written before about YouTube and some great family-friendly channels that will have you learning and enjoying together with the kids. As we approach the end of 2014 those “best of” lists will start appearing and YouTube is no different. According to their stats, the following educational videos (aimed mainly at toddlers) were shared and replayed often by families this year, making them the top treading videos of the year: […]

December 10th, 2014|Tags: , , |0 Comments

STEM Based Play on the Melissa & Doug Blog

I love math and engineering. Science Fairs were my favourite school activity as well as basic computer programming but these were things I was exposed to just before high school. The STEM movement reminds us that learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math can be approachable and fun for younger kids, boys and girls. […]

Early Math Concepts on the Melissa & Doug Blog

Puzzles are a great activity for the whole family but they can also be valuable tools for learning. On my latest Melissa & Doug blog post I share how you can use that wonderful number puzzle to understand a few early math concepts. […]

Letter Writing Project

Technology is used a lot in our home and I’m fine with that but some tech-free skills are also important to learn. To ensure my kids keep their hand in writing we started a weekly letter-writing project at home. […]

Melissa & Doug May Post – Secret Codes for Kids

From code words and hidden messages, secret codes can be a whole lot of fun to create and receive. We had so much fun trying our hand at being spies when visiting Colonial Williamsburg that we decided to play with some coded messages at home. […]

Meaning of Home Writing Contest 2013

“Kids Helping Canadian Families through the Act of Writing.” As parents we try to instill good values in our children, teaching them to care for the environment by recycling, and to help those who are less fortunate by contributing to the food bank. Starting October 1, kids can help families build a home. […]

September 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Back to School Guide

If you have little (or big) ones heading [...]

August 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Meaning of Home Writing Contest

“Kids Helping Canadian Families through the Act of Writing.” As parents we try to instill good values in our children, teaching them to care for the environment by recycling, and to help those who are less fortunate by contributing to the food bank. Starting October 10, kids can help families build a home. […]

September 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Children With ADHD: 5 School Success Tips

Children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are notoriously disorganized; they need systems and routines in place for everything, and often need extra coaching in organizational skills. This can prove challenging when it comes to dealing with schoolwork. Younger children will need more coaching and parental follow up. For older children, encourage them to stick to the established systems and routines on their own with your supervision. […]

October 18th, 2011|0 Comments