Reading Tips for First Graders this Winter Break

Is your child just getting settled into first grade after a great year in kindergarten?  Check out these winters break reading tips for parents...

Home School Holiday Gift Guide

  We made the decision to homeschool because the school system wasn't working for our sons with autism. One of the unexpected benefits is that...

5 Easy Vegetables for kids to grow

  5 Easy Veggies for Kids to Grow  I love seeing kids out in the garden learning where our food comes from, plus gardening gives them...

Summer Learning to stop the Brain Drain

Summertime can lead to a lull in learning - here are awesome resources to stave off summer brain drain Beginning Architecture Mini Frank Lloyd Wrights...
The Big Ideas Explained Series

Big Ideas Simply Explained @DKCanada Book #Review

The Big Ideas Simply Explained series is for everyone interested in a topic but at the same time intimidated by the complexity and breadth...

Learning to speak Canadian English (It’s not British or American – it’s Canadian)

When we moved to Canada, we had already spent a lot of time here and were aware of the cultural differences between the UK...

OurPact – Teaching Responsibility Through Technology

 “I’m excited to introduce you today to a wonderfully helpful app, OurPact. All opinions are my own.“ When we were kids there was no potential...

Easy Resolutions For Your Child’s Education

As adults New Year is the time to make resolutions. You know the ones - get fit, loose weight, get organised, learn something new....

Leap Ahead In Learning With The ‘Leap-Pad Platinum

There are plenty of tablets on the market that are aimed at children. From devices that look like functioning tablets but are nothing more...

“Science in the Garden” – Make A Chemical Reaction

About the chemical reaction The yeast in this demonstration acts as a catalyst (a helper). It speeds up the chemical reaction - the breaking down...

Library Science 101 #Inforgraphic

Many thanks to the  USC’s Online Master of Library Management Program for permission to share their excellent infographic

DK FindOut – A Learning Resource From @DKCanada

Everyone who reads my blogs with any regularity knows how much I really like Dorling Kindersley books. The reference books are always so well...

Math’s more fun with #UMIGO – #Review

One of the biggest challenges to supporting a child's education is finding commercial free, good quality resources that will engage your child and not...

Galactic Academy of Science series – Kids book review

We are always on the lookout for books that are educational as well as entertaining. When you have a reluctant reader, books that stimulate...

Swimming Techniques to Teach Your Toddler

Teaching your little one how to swim isn't just a fun summer activity and memorable bonding experience for the two of you; it is...