Education

“Science Rocks” by @DKCanada – This Book Will Rock Your Summer...

Being homeschoolers, we get to play at science fair all of the time, so a "Summer of STEM" is really just an excuse to make...

Help Your Child Transition From Kindergarten to First Grade

  Is your child, like Evey, headed into first grade after a fun year of kindergarten? You may feel as though there are so many...

How To Nurture Education While You Are Travelling

There are many different reasons to travel, and whether you want to unwind and forget about your everyday troubles or you want to experience...

Five Steps to an Earth-Friendly Classroom

Educators have a huge responsibility to the planet. By teaching today's younger generations the importance of protecting...

8 ways to help your kids make healthy snack choices

We all know that our kids learn by example, but we can be unaware of some of the bad examples we're setting. For instance,...

Reading and Writing Skills Your Kindergartener Needs

Is your child about to head to kindergarten? Kindergarten will be a fun year filled with learning for your child. Your kindergartener will learn...

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...

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...

Life Long Learning Opportunities We Can All Benefit From

As our world and our society evolve, we need to continue along a path of lifelong learning. Not only does this allow us to...

Math Skills For Every Kindergartener To Master

Kindergarten is the first year your child will attend school. During this year, your little one will be introduced to many new skills in...

Library Science 101 #Inforgraphic

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

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

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

5 Things Canada Gave To The World

  Did you know that I was British by birth but became Canadian by choice? It is a glorious place to live and not only...

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...

Is Education the Key to Your Next Career Change?

Many of us, all feel we are underpaid or underappreciated in our jobs from time to time. If you would like to...

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...

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...

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...

Your One Stop Textbook Solution @textbookrentals

It's that time of year again. As students everywhere prepare for back to school, so college students and their parents start to add up...

Arithmophobia? @DKCanada Has The Cure #Review

    It's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are turning on the trees, and the kids are coming home...

How to Save Money on School Supplies #BacktoSchool

Buying back to school supplies can be a traumatic experience. You think you are going to swing by the store, pick up a few...

#Backtoschool safety tips – playground safety

Playground safety is always important It is almost time for school to begin again (and in fact, some children are already back!). Can you believe...

How to Help Your Child Love Math

Does your child have a fear of math?  Is homework time a challenge when math is involved?  Here are some great tips on how...

Math Skills Every 1st Grader Needs to Know

Congratulations! Your child has officially graduated from kindergarten and is ready to start first grade. Although your child might be excited about this change,...

Let’s investigate Chromatography! – Guest Post

Today I am very excited to introduce you to Kim Mitton, who is the creator behind  Mitton...

What’s Your Childs’ Learning Style?

Have you ever tried to figure out which learning style your child has? It can be hard to determine if your child’s learning style...

5 #BacktoSchool Tips To Make Life Easier For First Graders

Back to School is always a time of excitement, upheaval, and trepidation and going back to school can be hard for the kids too! Is...

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...

How To Help Your Child With A Second Language

Did you know that the most important people in a child’s language development are their family? Children spend so much time with the ones...

Super Cool Science Kits for Super Cool Science Kids #STEM

The kids and I often pile out into the garden with a science book, some experiment 'ingredients' and lots of enthusiasm. Nine out of ten...

#Backtoschool Food Safety tips for packing school lunches

Food Safety tips for packing school lunches  Packing a school lunch is something a lot of parents do on a daily basis. They put effort...

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...

Tips to get the family ready for Back to School

Are your kids headed back to school this fall? If you're like us, there is always a period of readjustment when the beginning of...

Free School Lunches Could Mean Improved Student Health, Study Shows

Georgia State University researchers Will Davis and Tareena Musaddiq conducted a study that found a positive relationship between free school lunches and student health. The...

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

We're now in throes of the first semester of school, and kids are definitely feeling the stress. How about you, parents? You're...

There’s Only One Right Choice in the Debate Between Public, Private,...

A good education is the foundation that many people build their success on. And so long as they have a will to learn and...

The Key To Raising Smart Kids

While it’s true that some kids seem to be born geniuses, others need gentle nudges to help them bloom. Any child can discover a...

Peel Play & Learn From Mona Melisa Designs #Review

If you have a visual or tactile learner in your family, you will know that reading about something doesn't necessarily help them learn about...

Kore Wobble Chair A Real Life Review

When I was asked if we would like write a Kore wobble chair review, I didn’t need to stop and think about...

My First Encyclopedia by @DKCanada #Review

When we decided to homeschool our youngest son Gabriel,  I tweeted a few of the major publishers to ask which books they might recommend...

22 Rules For Teachers Of The Past #BacktoSchool

Rules for teachers of the past were a touch more strict than the rules those our teachers of today must follow. Here are two...

Rediscover Owlkids Today Plus an Exclusive Interview With Owlkids Publisher Angela...

If you haven't had the opportunity to check out everything Owlkids has to offer these days, you,...

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....

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...

If You Are Thinking Of Homeschooling Consider These Basic Points First

Homeschooling is becoming more popular, with more parents choosing to homeschool every year. Although homeschooling can be an incredible way to educate your children,...

8 Tips To help Your Homeschooled Teenager Get Ready For #BacktoSchool

  Whether you're new to homeschooling a teen or going into your tenth year, these tips will help you prepare for an excellent year ahead. Heading...

#Backtoschool Safety Tips For Walkers

Did you know that in 2010, 19 percent of the children killed in a traffic accident were pedestrians? In 2016, that number rose to...

Sphero – Programming fun with the Spherical Robot

Tech toys are becoming hugely popular! The Sphero 2.0 claims to be the "app controlled ball that does it all." To put this assertion...

25 Books That Left Their Mark on the World

Books can be entertaining, an escape from reality, a window into another world, educational, frustrating, and a companion through those insomniatic hours...

#Autism & Learning – An overview

A very basic but nicely presented overview of Autism & Learning that I thought you might all find interesting. Enjoy.

Fighting Dyslexia With… Action Video Games?

Dyslexia is a common disorder across the United States. It's estimated that over 40 million Americans are dyslexic but only 2 million are actually...

5 Tips To Improve Your Child’s Handwriting #Infographic

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Homeschooling Space: Do You Need A Dedicated Room To Homeschool?

There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to homeschooling space. You either have and...

Sight Words For 1st Graders

What are sight words? I hear you ask. They are the words that we encounter most often in text, but they are difficult to...

Going Back To School When You’re All Grown Up

If you have made a mistake and stopped learning, it is never too late to restart. In fact, you might find that once your...

Back To School Shopping Tips #Sponsored by Loan and Go #Ad

The days are getting shorter, the summer heat is slowly cooling off, and the first hints of a change in seasons is in the...

Vancouver Aquarium #BeautifulBritishColumbia

It is easy to overlook the great places to go in Vancouver when you live here, and it has been some years since we...

Schooling Yourself on Education Facts: Private Versus Public Schools

Parents everywhere are presented with a choice once their children get to begin their schooling. For many parents, the location and quality of the...

Reading and Writing Skills Every 1st Grader Needs  #BacktoSchool

Reading and writing are essential for your first grader. Your child was taught the basics back in kindergarten, but now that first grade is...

Safari Tales – The Literacy App You’ll Love #Review

What is "Safari Tales?" Paraphrased from the Safari Tales press release SAFARI TALES™ is an enchanting animal adventure game which encourages exploration in reading and vocabulary skills...

How To Pack A Backpack the Safe Way #Backtoschool

Back to school is both a hectic and a  fun time of the year, and it is also a time to 'buckle down' some...

16 Creepiest Fairy Tales Not To Read To Your Kids

“Fairy Tales” evoke thoughts of gentle stories with pretty princesses, handsome princes, and plenty of fluffy bunnies. But this isn't always true. The sanitized Disney...