Children encounter lots of transitions in their lives, but starting kindergarten is one of the biggest. Whether your child has been in daycare or if this will be their first introduction to structured group activities with other kids, either way
Science is one of the best ways your child can explore the world and build their problem solving skills. They are also great activities for rainy days when you are stuck inside and can’t make it out to the park.
I am not a hot weather person. Spring is by far my favourite time of year. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the temperatures tend to be…well…temperate. So it is no wonder that when the summer comes,
Developing gross motor skills that allow a kid run, ride a bike and play on the playground are an important part of your child’s development. Gross motor skills involve the larger and stronger muscles in the body and they need
Parenting is hard. Really hard. And there seems to be no end to the amount of information out there (and not so helpful ‘advice’) to make us feel like we aren’t doing a good job. And often, as a parent,
A quick overview for you about STEAM, taken from the Decoda website. Why Focus on STEAM? The education system is focusing on developing students in the areas of STEM for a growing variety of careers. There are more STEM related
“STEAM represents a paradigm shift from traditional education philosophy, based on standardized test scores, to a modern ideal which focuses on valuing the learning process as much as the results. In essence, we dare our students to be wrong, to
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) The acronym STEAM originated with the National Science Foundation. STEAM Education is an intentional, hands-on, authentic approach to learning that integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. STEAM Activity Sheets: http://decoda.ca/support-us/events/family-literacy-day/family-literacy-week-resources/25722-2/
Signs of an overscheduled child: Does your child seem tired, irritated, or stressed? This may be due to having too many activities on their plate. For young children, overscheduling can have some negative effects on important areas of their lives.
Have you ever noticed how many songs, rhymes, and poems for little ones involve counting or numbers? “Alice the Camel” anyone? Even cutesy baby games such as “Peek-a-Boo” and “I Spy” have an important place in teaching foundational mathematical