3 Steps to Surviving the Summer
July 18, 2016
“MOM! I don’t like the way he breathes!” The latest battle cry in the pain that is having kids home together all summer.
OUCH! That Hurts! Stop Biting in 2 Easy Steps.
May 12, 2015
Stopping toddlers from biting Young children use their mouths to explore the world. Children usually bite people when they become frustrated in social situations and do not know how else to express themselves. It can be embarrassing for parents, and is an indication that new skills need to be taught.
Climbing trees makes for stronger and more intelligent children
April 14, 2015
We are big believers in our house about letting our children explore their own physical boundaries. Climbing up the slide is only one of those explorations. Climbing trees, using the swing set as a climbing structure and allowing the kids on the roof (with us right with them, of course) are some of the ways […]
How to make Easter a meltdown free zone.
March 24, 2015
I was wandering through Easter Chocolate aisle at the grocery store last night and groaning at the thought of the chocolate high, and then crash, that inevitably comes with the Easter Bunny hop, hop, hopping into our home and yard each spring.
A million ways with Sensory Bins
March 2, 2015
Sensory bins give you a BIG bang for your buck. Using things you already have in your house, a new bin and some materials for the kids to dig in, you can create a sensory bin for less than $10. From helping children develop skills and resiliency, to pattern recognition to social skills, one bin […]
Sensory Processing through Play
February 24, 2015
You may have heard the term “Sensory Bins” in regards to early childhood education recently. We’ve all seen the rice or water table in the preschool or kindergarten classroom, so how are sensory bins different? Actually, those are sensory bins! You just didn’t know it
50+ easy and fun activities for the kids!
February 3, 2015
Fantastic activities for your Dayhome kids! – www.barefootkids.ca
Why Doctors get better childcare than Police Officers.
January 30, 2015
Whether you earn $20,000/year, $200,000/year or $2 million/year, your children are a top priority. Unfortunately, we live in a world where what you earn severely impacts the quality of childcare you can provide for your children, should you return to work. Our childcare system is designed in such a way that the “haves” can afford […]
5 Fun and Creative Crafts!
December 29, 2014
Craft ideas are plentiful, but all that choice can be totally overwhelming! Here are 5 fun crafts, with minimal prep time, to use this holiday season (and beyond) 1. Pinecone bird feeders – very Reggio inspired activity, with lots of extension possibilities! Super simple to make. Find large pinecones (or you can buy them from […]
Alberta’s Children’s Charter
December 12, 2014
As per my previous blog post, I recently received an email invitation from AISCA (Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta) regarding feedback on the Alberta Children’s Charter through a friend of mine, who is a preschool owner and teacher in Airdrie. With the background of working with dayhomes, agencies and parents, and the interests […]