If a child is fearful of flying and they are getting increasingly anxious before take-off, there are some methods to help diffuse the panic. Being scared of flying is fairly common for people of all ages. However, children might not be able to grasp just how uncommon plane crashes are (chances are approximately 1 in 11 million). So even though as a parent you can assure them they will be more than safe, they still have to make their way down a jetway into an isolated tube-- and then launched … [Read more...]
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We’ve written about educational YouTube channels before here. Since then, we’ve found more! We thought to share this list of great videos being put out for free, to help students learn. These can also be great resources for teachers and tutors to find supplementary material to lesson planning. As we know, kids can love YouTube, and ‘screen time’ in general. So by getting them learning on a platform they already like, it may help them develop an appetite for the more interesting, educational … [Read more...]
With all the different forms of early childhood education present today, it can be quite daunting to research each one to figure out what is best for your child. Keep reading to learn about the basics of one of the prominent educational methods, Waldorf Education. What are the main points of Waldorf Education? Based on developmental stages. Waldorf education introduces concepts, subjects, and technology at the appropriate developmental stage. For example, reading and writing are not introduced … [Read more...]
Food waste has been a hot topic in the news this year. Our American neighbours down south have attempted to pass a law that would help small businesses donate excess food to charity, but it has been met with a lot of challenges. If you're interested in finding a little more about that, we'd suggest checking out this John Oliver episode, which gives a detailed explanation about how this would've reduced food waste (note: the video may not be suitable for kids). According to the show, about 40 per … [Read more...]
If you think kids can’t be successful entrepreneurs, it’s time to think again. An article on Addicted 2 Success lists some youngins who made it big in the world of business, and proved that kids (yes, kids) can be entrepreneurs too. The founder of Miss O And Friends was only 16 - still in high school - when she started her online business, which is now worth millions. It’s great to involve children in business and entrepreneurship on a regular basis to teach them that they are limited by … [Read more...]
Pedestrian safety is one of the most basic but essential skills that you will teach your children in their lives. Teaching your children the rules of the road will ensure that you can have some peace of mind when your kids are outside the house. This is a big problem — Parachute Canada, a non-profit organization which is dedicated to stopping accident-related deaths reported in 2008 that “child pedestrian injuries were the leading cause of injury-related death” for Canadian kids under 14. In a … [Read more...]