More Than Just A Craft Kit- 5 Educational Benefits of Rainbow Loom

While you might think that Rainbow Loom is a passing childhood fad, they are still one of the best-selling craft kits of today, and at Scholar’s Choice, we love them! Their therapeutic and educational benefits are endless!  Fine Motor Skills This intricate looming process helps to develop fine motor skills, along with hand-eye coordination, bilateral coordination, and strengthens the pincher grip (the …

Wanted: A Voice and A Friend

A mother’s story about a challenge of having a child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Voiceless….to have no voice. To be unable to effectively tell others how you feel, what you want or what you are thinking…this is how my 8 year old son feels, each and every day. He’s not silent. He tries so very hard to communicate and …

“Special Gifts” for all

Kids love to get what’s popular while parents love to give a gift that is desired but educational as well. Gift giving is a great opportunity to provide your child with an opportunity to learn and grow. Sands Alive is an excellent choice. It provides the opportunity for children to participate in a sensory experience in a manageable way at …

Making the holidays more meaningful

While the holidays are happy and joyous for many, for some it’s a stressful time of year. You see them in the morning at drop off and in the evening at pick up- that tired, overwhelmed parent caught up in the December craziness. Take a moment and do some research. Are there any families in your program who are finding …

Introducing (thriver)™

We are pleased to announce that Scholar’s Choice has partnered with Thriver™ and the Human Development Technologies Research Group from University of Windsor in the development of Thriver’s innovative learning platform. Research has shown that online gaming can be a powerful tool in reshaping and enhancing visual-motor, spatial, visual and verbal skills, as well as one’s ability to self-regulate, make …

Remembering In Every Grade

Each year, we honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean war (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that …

Block Play and Make Believe For Everyone

Learning centres are an important place for children to develop cognitive, social and emotional skills as they imagine, create, interact and clean up together. Far too often, however, we see stereotypical gender roles play out in centres, as children act based on the things they hear and see on TV or in stories, and observe through family interactions. How do …