Category: Kids Activities

Early Childhood Education

Regardless of how you “label” yourself as the owner of your dayhome, you are an early childhood educator. No matter what you do, you are teaching the children in your care. It may be formal, a preschool program run within the structure of your dayhome. It may be completely informal, and everything is play based. […]

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Early Childhood Development course and requirements

A while ago (and sorry it took so long to get to this!), I had a dayhome provider ask what I knew about the different options for taking Early Childhood Education courses in Edmonton. Luckily, there are a number of options, all of which will give you a level of certification that will allow you […]

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A blog from the other side of my life – teaching

I’m a teacher. I’ve wanted to teach children since I was in grade 6. No matter what I did, that wish did not waver. Until now.  Now, after 11 years of teaching, and 2 years of watching my children go through the school system, I am wavering. And it makes me sad. I love teaching, […]

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5 steps to happy goodbyes

We’ve all been there, or seen it. Kids in the throws of a full blown tantrum because they A – didn’t want Mommy or Daddy to go to work, or B (and sometimes AND B) – didn’t want to leave dayhome/daycare because they were having so much fun! I’ve been on both ends, and through trial […]

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Guest Post: Construction

An absolutely FANTASTIC play idea from one of our dayhome providers. You can check out Alicia’s Dayhome Registry Page here Construction Sensory BinAs we are living playing in a new neighbourhood that is under construction and the kids are completely obsessed with all of the heavy duty machinery, I figured what better sensory bin than […]

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Music Soothes the Savage Beast(s)

We are quite a musical family. Does this mean we gather around the piano and guitar and sing? No, but it means music is very important to us, and like most people, marks important points and events in our lives. We are huge fans of Edmonton’s Folk Fest, and try to go every year. When […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Leading up to Mother’s Day, I was concerned about all the advertising I saw for our special day. Ads encouraging families to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on the mom in their life. Now, don’t get me wrong, I would love a trip to New York as much as the next woman, but doesn’t […]

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Covering all your bases

No matter what job you do, parent, teachers, firefighter, you need to know that you have all your bases covered before you head off into the field. When you are looking after other people’s children, this is especially important. Here are some areas in which you should make extra sure that you need to have […]

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Traveling with kids & what it teaches me

If you are a follower of ours on Facebook, you are probably aware that we just got back from a trip to the land down under. We travel with our kids quite a lot, it is an absolute priority of ours to show our kids the world and therefore teach them to be worldly people. […]

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Guest Post: An Alternative to Traditional Potty Training.

Enjoy the guest blog post from the Director of Mommy Connections – Edmonton North. If you are hating diapers and dreading the idea of potty training (which, I have to say, had to be one of my least favorite parenting skills), have a read about Elimination Communication, an Alternative to Potty Training! From what I’ve […]

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