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. 

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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Introducing the Classroom Cruiser

We are very excited to introduce the Classroom Cruiser from Copernicus! This stationary bike allows students to self-regulate through movement, working out the fidgets any stress they may be feeling. It’s perfect for kinesthetic learners and any students with special needs. Not sure why you would need this stationary bike? This is what Copernicus had … Continue reading

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This is How We Roll

I’m a mom of four, with another on the way, and a home daycare provider for the last seven years. To say I’ve done a lot of research into large strollers would be a major understatement! I’ve owned multiple models, brands and sizes and each has its pros and cons. If you’re in the market … Continue reading

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Happy Architect Review

One of our favourite areas in the room has always been the “construction corner.” I have watched wood blocks transform into pirate ships, tall towers, trees, baby carriages and everything in-between…many, many, times over the years. Perhaps what makes this corner my personal favourite, is simply the open-ended play that it provides my multi-age group. … Continue reading

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It’s Parachute Day!

Remember what it was like to escape under a world of colour? To pump your arms as hard as you can, then dash under the parachute and trap the air inside. Looking around at your classmates’ faces beaming in the red, blue, green sunlight streaming through the cloth. Giggling as your hair grew staticky and … Continue reading

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The Attraction of Magnets

I was lucky enough to try out the Classroom Attractions set with my Grade 3 class. The kits are available in three levels, with different components for various exercises. The struggle with teaching magnetism is finding magnets that are strong, and having all the materials on hand. With this kit, all you need are the … Continue reading

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I Want to Ride My Tricycle

Some of our favourite childhood memories started with a bike ride. Whether it was the first time we rode without training wheels or biking to the park with friends, bike riding is a rite of passage for every child. It’s a huge moment for a child’s independence when they can hop on their bike and … Continue reading

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Grippies Links

I have often found it difficult to provide age-appropriate toys for the toddlers in my group.  There are plenty of baby rattles and similar toys but beyond that, most toys specify ‘age three and over’ because they have many small pieces.  The toddlers quickly tire of baby toys when they see all the exciting manipulatives … Continue reading

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Creative Constructions

Building and creating are great for stretching the imagination and developing fine motor skills.  While Lego has been the king of the building blocks for decades, there are some great options in stacking, interlocking, and magnetic. Stacking Stacking blocks are the simplest and have been popular since Log Building Kits were first introduced. Typically made … Continue reading

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Music Makers

I can’t believe we are almost to spring break! The countdown is starting as we enter March. My early and middle years classes are gearing up for festival performances and warmer weather as we can finally get outside again! This past month my music classes tried the 7 Piece Multicultural Rhythm Set. My students were … Continue reading

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