Product Tips

If you would like to know more about any of the products we carry, you are in the right place! Here you can quench your thirst for information with detailed posts on items that we carry. If you are interested in seeing how our products can be used in a classroom, you will also find reviews from early childhood educators. 

Back to school – Back to Learning!  

It’s that favourite time of year again - get ready for the freshly sharpened pencils and brand-new backpacks. Sometimes after a long summer playing in the sun, learning brains can have a hard time bouncing back. Students of all learning abilities and styles need some time – and resources – to adjust to a new learning environment. Back

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Improving Sensory Play for Early Development

Early development is one of the most important stages of growing up, and sensory play is a huge part of the journey. Sensory play is a big step in development as it not only helps children learn how to use their senses but also helps their blooming confidence and independence as they transform from an infant to a

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Spring into Outdoor Learning! 

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here – the days are longer, warmer, and the outdoors no longer seem as treacherous and frigid as they once did. It’s a refreshing time of year - the grass is growing, and Easter is around the corner. Birds are chirping, snow is finally melting, everything seems fresh

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Dress Up and Dramatic Play

Dress up and dramatic play is one of the most important and common parts of growing up, and a very important part of childhood. Watching young children play is like magic – the smiles, the fun, the laughter the creative ideas. Children from almost any age, any gender, any background and with any interests can remain occupied for hours through dress up … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Seat that’s Just Right

This one is too small; this one is too big – so how do you find the seating that’s just right?   For little ones and grownups alike, uncomfortable seating can be unfortunate, especially when you need to sit for prolonged periods of time. It is important to find that spot that’s just right – the right amount of wiggle room, the perfect height, and the … Continue reading

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Engaging in STEAM Play with Loose Parts 

As a young kid, learning can be complicated. Whether you are in day care, kindergarten, or even all grown up, learning can be frustrating, especially when you are focused on topics that aren’t interesting or don’t seem relevant to you. Studying can feel like a chore, and forcing kids to focus on learning instead of play can make it hard to keep their interest. That’s what makes play-based STEAM learning so great!  STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. It combines … Continue reading

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Classes Are Heading Outside and So Are These Products!

Spring is just around the corner and we are so excited that we just can’t hide it! The arrival of spring means we can finally welcome the beginning of warmer weather and longer days. We have all been searching and brainstorming for new ways to safely teach during the pandemic and this feels like the perfect opportunity to enjoy some time teaching outside.  Bringing classes outside will be a new adventure … Continue reading

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Play Promotes a Healthy Mind & Body

Our Canadian winters can be beautiful…but also cold! When the temperatures start to dip below freezing, it can become far too easy to spend all of our time inside. Since the winter weather tends to keep children indoors more often, it is important that we continue to make time to be active and play. When outdoor … Continue reading

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Learning Rocks: Stones That Teach

Education stones are a great way to take learning outside! They’re durable enough to handle different weather conditions and small enough to store easily. Plus, their versatility makes them a great addition to any indoor space, bringing nature indoors without the mess. Education stones can be used to teach different core concepts in new and … Continue reading

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