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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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Easy Recipes Kids Can 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

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,

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Easy Recipes Kids Can 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

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

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

All-time Favorite Pancake Recipe!

It’s National Maple Syrup Day! Let’s celebrate by drenching our all time favorite pancakes with that sweet amber syrup!! Make them for breakfast or dinner, this recipe will surely please the kids and adults in your family. All- time Favorite Pancakes 1 ½ C Sifted all purpose flour 3 ½ tsp baking powder ¾ tsp

The Season of Generosity (and gingerbread)

It’s December! A time that we usually 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 this December will be a bit different for us with everything that’s happening in

Colourful Rice Krispie Easter Egg Treats

We’re finally starting to see some warm weather. You know what that means? It must be close to spring! Spring time also means that Easter is right around the corner. Why not make Rice Krispies in the shape of an easter egg?! Even better, add some colours to your eggs to incorporate that happy spring feeling.

Thanksgiving In Canada- Turtle Apple Pops

I mean there are so many fun things to do around your home to decorate (just think about all those amazing colours outside – how can you bring those into your home?), ways that you can help others …

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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

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