Not Just Another Pretty Face

There are many really great literacy programs available to us today and with so many choices, choosing just one can become quite overwhelming. Some things you may want to take into account before making your decision include: considering the needs of your child and your family. What is your child's learning style? Do they need … Continue reading Not Just Another Pretty Face

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Learning Through The Arts

I'm always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to engage students. By doing so it enables us to reach the range of learning styles, interests, needs and capabilities of every child. "A child that is engaged will learn and an educated child is an empowered child." One of my favourite ways to do so … Continue reading Learning Through The Arts

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers! And right about now is when we start to think about spring planting. The benefits of starting your own home garden are endless: It saves you money, it's a great stress reliever, improves your families’ overall health, all family members can get involved and spend more time together, there’s that sense … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers

The Early Years: Creating a Culture of Literacy

How do we create that culture of literacy? I believe it takes a village; the community, the school and home all working together to educate and support our children and youth and it all starts from as early as birth. Experts all agree that the early years are the most formative years of a child's … Continue reading The Early Years: Creating a Culture of Literacy

Boredom Buster Games

'Message in a Bottle'....how about 'Story Starter in a Bottle'. This boredom buster activity idea is perfect for all ages and stages! All you need is an old jar and some strips of paper!! Write or type various story starters on several pieces of paper and store them in a jar...next time the kids say they're bored … Continue reading Boredom Buster Games