Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Manitoba

Incorporated into the Confederation in July of 1870, Manitoba is located in the middle of Canada and is the most easterly prairie province. Manitoba’s name is thought to have come from Cree (“manitou-wapow“) or Ojibiwa (“manidoobaa“) and mean “straits of Manitou, the Great Spirit”. The capital and largest city is Winnipeg, which is the 5th most populous city in Canada! …

5 Cardinal Rules for Decorating Your Classroom

Whether you go all out or prefer simplistic classroom décor, there are some things we can all agree on. Spring is a perfect time to do a refresh. Spring clean your classroom, INCLUDING your décor. Here are 5 cardinal rules for decorating your classroom: PROTECT WHAT YOU POST If you’re going to display anything in your classroom for more than …

5 Creative Products for Indoor Fun

All parents know that kids are happiest when they’re playing outdoors. Unfortunately for them, and us, spring weather does not always cooperate. You may be up for splashing in the puddles, but for the days you would rather stay dry, check out our top 5 creative products for indoor fun. After all, a rainy forecast is never a pain when …

Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About British Columbia

British Columbia, is the western most Canadian province and was made a province July 20th 1871. It’s largest city is Vancouver, which is home to HALF of the population of the entire province, but B.C.’s capital city is Victoria, named after Queen Victoria. Let’s learn about Canada’s west coast! Fun Facts About British Columbia The world’s largest totem pole was …

Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Alberta

Next up on our Happy Birthday Canada series is Alberta! Formerly a district of the Northwest Territories, Alberta was founded as a province in September 1905! The capital city of Alberta is Edmonton but its largest city is Calgary. But you probably already knew that. Here are some facts you may not have known! Fun Facts About Alberta The term …

Messy Play: Mud, Powder & Paint

A quality messy play environment provides lots of opportunities to explore the senses, experiment, develop physically and provides reasons to work together and communicate. It is also a great way for children to unlock their imaginations, as there are no prescriptive end goals making it an open-ended way to play and learn. As many practitioners know, the word ‘messy’ can …