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 Encouraging your child to become an independent learner

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there was considerable fear from parents that children will fall behind without the structure and routine that in-person school provides. However, virtual school showed us just how resilient and capable our children actually are! They overcame a whole new school setting, and learned to complete many tasks, chores and parts of their daily routine all on their own. During that time, many parents started to see how providing independence in learning might actually be a good thing.  Independent learning is not a new concept — many psychologists and child specialists have long endorsed it! In fact, two of the most famous developmental psychologists of our time, Erik Erikson and Lev Vygotsky, both emphasized the importance of children’s independence for healthy development. 

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On Top

Superhero Puppet Craft

April 28th is recognized as National Superhero Day! Created by our friends at Marvel, this day was created to celebrate everyone’s favourite superhero. The superheros,

Fun with Food

Food Blog

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Easy Recipes Kids Can for Make Mom!

“So many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are SUPER MOM” ~ Author Unknown Mother’s Day is May 8th. A day that is set aside to honour all the mothers, and maternal influences to children all over the world.  They are the women who

6 peanut butter cookies on cooling rack

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ah, peanut butter. Peanut butter is so delicious that it deserves to be celebrated…oh wait, it is! Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, celebrated every year on March 1st, is a day for everyone to enjoy this gooey, nutty goodness.  National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day began in 1990, and decades later, we are still celebrating the health

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Quick and Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Nothing beats homemade pizza! It may seem like a daunting task to make your own pizza dough! or maybe you are thinking I don’t have time for that! We’ve got a solution for you, why not try our quick and easy pizza dough recipe? It only requires 30 minutes of rising.  You will have enough

The Season of Generosity (and gingerbread)

It’s December! A time that we spend together with friends and family. A time that we spend rushing around, attending Christmas parties and programs, braving the holiday shopping crowds, and a time that is focused on what WE want. But December is also a time that we can slow down and think for a

Unique Family Recipes

But one thing that I love about families is that everyone has their own unique family recipes that get passed down from generation to generation or that you happen to find and everyone absolutely loves. In my family growing up it was a Dutch dish called “bourenkoel” (forgive me if I’m spelling that wrong

Our Favourite Summertime Drinks!

One way to beat the summer heat is by enjoying a cool, refreshing drink while relaxing in the shade. Here are a couple of our favourite summertime drinks to enjoy outside that anyone can make!

Frozen Mango, Kiwi and Raspberry Pops!

One thing that I do know that works to help keep cool (other than a pool or beach or sprinkler) just happens to be one of my favourites! I LOVE summer treats – fresh berries or watermelon, milkshakes and ice cream. My all time favourite would be popsicles! There are so many delicious flavours to

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Leaning At Home

STEM Project

Moldilocks and the 3 Scares

Your challenge is to design and build a chair for each of the characters in the story. The chair is to be strong enough that it will support the character that it was designed for.

The Case of the Missing Sock Challenge

There are so many times where I go to fold the clean laundry and there is a sock that doesn’t have it’s buddy. Has this happened to you? I like to think of it as a mystery novella, “The Case of the Missing Sock”. In fact, I know that this happens to a lot of people because there is a day specifically devoted to lost socks. No matter how much you search the dryer, your yard, or even your entire house those missing socks are nowhere to be found. 

Elephant Toothpaste

One science experiment we have been wanting to try was Elephant Toothpaste. First of all my boys thought the name was hilarious and we had


Parenting Resources


Kids and Family Activities

Balloon Fight!!!!

We are all very familiar with water balloon fights. The joy, the competition, the challenge to catch your friends off guard and drench them with a good splash …

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Bubbles Galore!

There is nothing like playing outside during the summer. It is just one of the things that makes the summer my favourite time of the year.

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Spring is Here!

Well, it’s official! SPRING IS HERE!! All of us a Curiosity Box Kids are super excited and thankful for the warmer weather! (Yes, we’ll probably

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National Puzzle Day

We can’t stress enough the value of puzzles in a child’s development.  Puzzles are a fantastic learning tool that teaches youngsters many essential life skills,

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