Early learning

Impact of Screens on Preschool Brains

A newly released study, Associations Between Screen-Based Media Use and Brain White Matter Integrity in Preschool-Aged Children, is creating some buzz. Read some of opinions about the research and its …

Three Videos about Parentese

Talking to babies is important for their language development. Here’s a Mini Parenting Master Class on baby talk. Parentese is one style of talking to babies. It involves adults speaking …

Self-Regulation

Self-regulation comes up often in conversations about parenting and education. But, what exactly does it mean? In the following video, Stuart Shanker explains his approach to self-regulation.  What are …

Preschool Coding – Hands-On and Screen-Free

Preschoolers can learn early coding skills through hands-on, screen-free activities that are fun.  The T in STEM: Creating Play-Based Experiences That Support Children’s Learning of Coding and Higher Order Thinking …

Financial Literacy for Children

It’s the fourth week of Financial Literacy Month and the theme is Start good habits early. Financial literacy is an essential life skill and children can start learning about money …

Let’s Play! Activities for Families

Let’s Play! Activities for Families is a new package of resources developed by the BC Ministry of Education for parents and caregivers who want to support their child’s early learning …

Healthy Eating Songs and Rhymes

It’s Family Literacy Week! Today we’re delighted to welcome Lindsey Krabbenhoft as our guest blogger. Getting kids to eat healthy foods is one of a caregiver’s most important and sometimes …