A child’s creative imagination is limitless. While adults often struggle to think outside the box, kids are not even aware that there is a box to speak of. In a child’s world, nothing is yet so impossible that finding creative solutions seem like second nature to them. Such powerful imaginations allow for creative expression and […]
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Most people spend their whole lives looking for kindred spirits. There may be billions of people in the world, but it’s not that easy to find someone who will take the time […]
Prior to the pandemic, there were hardly any limits to encounters and experiences that may have been turned into teachable moments for kids to learn valuable social skills. However, with clear recommended limits on actual physical contact ensuring that children continue to learn to develop their social skills requires a bit more ‘out of the […]
Losing may be an inevitable part of sports and life in general, but accepting defeat graciously is an honorable skill that is acquired only through years and years of practice. Nobody likes sore losers, and the inability to take a loss in stride takes all the fun out of playing competitive games. There is dignity […]
Few things in life match the adrenaline rush of emerging victorious after a competitive game. Making the winning move in chess, the winning shot in basketball, or sticking the landing on your Level 10 gymnastics routine can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. That is, until you see the crestfallen look […]
Advanced Origami and Karakuri Kits and Books for Teens and Adults: Take on some of the most challenging paper models
Mention ‘Origami’ and the first thing that comes to mind is paper cranes and possibly miniature 3-dimensional stars. Of course, throw in those cute paper animals and there you have it … all that origami can do, or is it? The intricate, complex Japanese art of paper folding truly surpasses our typical preconceived notions of […]
Paper origami Japanese dolls represent the epitome of Japanese finesse and culture. The detail, ranging from the multi-step processes in which each doll is created and loving folded, to the wonderfully decorated special origami paper used for it’s kimono and the deep black crepe paper used for it’s hair, is a celebration of the fine […]
The future of education is transforming right before our eyes. It’s understandable why most parents are now considering trading institutionalized education to homeschooling.
It’s pretty challenging to keep teens and tweens occupied during extended vacations at home or even on a particularly long car ride. It’s never fun to suffer hours of awkward silence periodically interrupted only by the dreaded “I’m bored” and “Are we there yet?” protests.
There has never been a more exciting time for actively curious kids who can’t sit still and would rather learn something new everyday. The internet abounds with free educational Youtube channels, Ted Talks on learning, and even opportunities to socialize and play educational games with friends virtually. While all these online activities and resources are […]
Different people may have different ways of learning, but man’s insatiable thirst to seek and consume new knowledge is universal. Learning never ends for as long as we’re alive, and there’s always something new to learn every single day.
Have you ever wondered how much easier life would be if people didn’t forget things? Think about all the grand things you could achieve if you have the ability to remember things the way Mike Ross did in Suits.
Beginning conversations about race, racial privilege, and discrimination are often difficult when children are young. This doesn’t mean however, that things should be simply swept under the carpet. Teaching children to recognise privilege, identifying social and racial injustices, noting when an individual has benefitted from a race-based privilege will help go a long way to […]
Race and racism are at the forefront of difficult issues and topics to discuss with children. In part because it forces us to confront our own thoughts, ideas and prejudices about the colour of our skin and that of the people around us. Yet it is important that we do address these difficult issues.
Being away from friends and family for extended periods of time can be very stressful, especially for those whose love language is physical touch or quality time. We explore 12 games that you can play and stay connected for your next virtual game night.
Almost everyone has that ONE teacher who sticks out in their memory – the one whose name immediately pops up in your head whenever the topic of unforgettable teachers comes up.
Since the advent of colour television, parents everywhere have been obsessed with limiting their kids’ screen times. The birth of the smartphone and social media has exacerbated fears that the digital world poses serious harm to the development of children. It didn’t help that researchers supposedly found connections between too much screen time and poor […]
Screens are all around us in a myriad of forms, from the television to the computer, from the tablet to the mobile phone. There is hardly a child born in this day and age who will not have been exposed to a screen.