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...]
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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...]
It’s no secret drugs and alcohol sometimes find their way into school grounds. Most parents are aware of the fact that children, particularly high school students, will encounter substances such as marijuana and booze. However, authorities have begun to notice a newer trend — prescription drugs are being sold at school to students now as well. Which prescription drugs are being sold to students? While it’s unclear exactly how many times people sell prescription drugs in schools, … [Read more...]
It’s just about every parent’s worst nightmare — you let your children go out and enjoy the playground, you turn your head for a second and one of your kids has hurt themselves. The Canadian Paediatric Society says at least 29,000 children under 15 are forced to go to the emergency room for playground injuries each year. Now we don’t want you to be too alarmed — this only accounts for less than one per cent of children in Canada, but it’s still a good idea to teach kids playground … [Read more...]