Five Open Ended Activities to Promote Learning and Foster Creativity

Children thrive on opportunity. They learn best through unstructured activities that force them to develop problem solving, logical reasoning, conflict resolution, language and encourage their creative attributes. Sure children love their cartoon figures and become excited upon seeing them and the new toys their owners keep throwing at you (looking at you Paw Patrol!) but …

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Documenting Local Landmarks

Christ Church, Upper Canada Village, Ontario A landmark is usually significant to a community. It tells a story of a place that was once so important that it deserved eternal recognition. Maybe it was the home of a prominent community leader? Maybe it was a statue erected of someone who did something majestic? Perhaps it's …

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The Great Outdoors or the Comfy Couch?(Journalwithme#8)

This week's question is fairly straightforward: "Are you more of an indoor or outdoor person?" The answer is also fairly straight forward. The great outdoors is beautiful! It has wildlife and trees, lakes and oceans, beautiful blue skies and stormy rainy days. I love going camping, I love sitting on a porch overlooking the water …

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Creating an Outdoor Play Space (Daycare#1)

When opening a home daycare, it's important to think about both the indoor space and the outdoor space. Many times providers tend to focus on the indoor space and the outdoor space lacks functionality and creativity. It's important to work within the amount of space you have, and to cater to the specific needs of …

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