Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

Each of our children have varying learning styles, needs and wants, learning to identify and better understand these are key in order to provide the right support and properly educate not only families, but those within the field. I'd like to introduce you to Shakira Rouse. Shakira is the creator and founder of Special Compass, … Continue reading Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

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Easy to Make Halloween Pumpkin Craft

To date, one of my favourite Halloween craft ideas. Quick and easy set up with minimal clean up, it's also easy on the budget and ideal for all ages and capabilities. You'll need several sheets of tissue paper, we choose some of the more traditional Halloween colours; purple, orange and green (cut the green tissue … Continue reading Easy to Make Halloween Pumpkin Craft

Connecting the Community, Family and School

Families and children stand to benefit the most from a partnership like this, gaining access to much needed support, education and services within their community. So how can we successfully connect these three in order to create a learning environment that is conducive to the individual needs of each child whilst supporting the family unit. … Continue reading Connecting the Community, Family and School

Making The Transition To Daycare

For some the transition to daycare is never an easy one, it can be tough on everyone, both the parents and child. Everyone might be experiencing just a bit of seperation anxiety right about now. Work together with the staff at your child's centre to create a plan that works best for you and your … Continue reading Making The Transition To Daycare

DIY Backyard Games

Looking for a quick and easy DIY backyard game for kids of all ages to enjoy throughout the summer months? How about a fast paced game of Tic-Tac-Toe?! I put this one together last year and it's held up pretty good ever since. I mainly used items I had around the house such as leftover tiles … Continue reading DIY Backyard Games

Upcycling Paint Chips

During the summer months I love to freshen things up around the house and that sometimes means a coat of fresh paint!  When you're all done choosing colours don't throw out the paint chips, upcycle them! You can teach anything from math to literacy skills and the arts. Need more paint chips? It's easy to … Continue reading Upcycling Paint Chips

Planning A Road Trip

With summer just around the corner most families are starting to think about and plan summer activities. You've got your day trips, play dates, special excursions and your road trips, I love road trips! The planning, the packing and then there's the whole plotting of places to see and things to do along the way … Continue reading Planning A Road Trip

Choosing Quality Childcare

No one ever said choosing childcare was a simple task. It's one of the most important decisions you'll make and for many parents this means weeks maybe even months of researching and planning ahead. Recommendations from friends and/or family members is a starting point. Determine your family’s needs; will you need full-time or part-time care? … Continue reading Choosing Quality Childcare