Kid Activities

Strong Female Characters on Netflix #streamteam

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 As we recently passed another International Women’s Day,  I’ve been reminded about the importance of seeing women in media, literature, and politics.  It’s something that I don’t always think about, being in a family with four boys, but it is still such an important topic.  Women have come such a long ways, but there is still so much further to ... Read More »

Grade 1 Hand Art

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I’m pretty excited to be teaching art again this year. I haven’t taught it for a number of years, and it’s a subject I really enjoy. I love coming up with an idea and seeing what the students can do with it! Our first project was based on the Back-to-School Hand Art I did with the Grade 8 students about ... Read More »

Have a Family Movie Night with Netflix #streamteam

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One of our favourite family traditions, now that the weather is getting cooler and evenings are dark earlier, is to have Saturday supper in front of the TV. We work together to make a bunch of homemade pizzas. The boys clean and vacuum their rooms. Everyone does their job, and gets ready for a fun evening with Netflix. Even the ... Read More »

6 Awesome Tricks Your Tween Can Learn This Summer

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 Running out of activities for your kids this summer? Need a fun project to work on? Here are 6 awesome tricks your tween can work on this summer. They’re all quick videos, with tricks that can be learned and practiced for a few weeks, with impressive results! Don’t give up right away, if you’re frustrated – keep at it!  Challenge your ... Read More »

What We’re Netflixing These Days #streamteam

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Hello all!! Just thought I’d share once again what shows we’ve been enjoying lately on Netflix!! We are once again amazed at the selection of titles, and the quality of the Netflix Original productions! There’s always something for everyone!! Me: I’ve recently been catching up on new seasons of shows I have previously watched. It’s always nice to see when ... Read More »

Talking With Kids #StreamTeam

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One of the most important tools we can have with our children is communication. We listen to them, and then (we hope) they listen to us. As little babies, this communication was difficult in certain ways, while we tried to interpret their cries.  As they got older, I thought it might get a little easier to communicate, but all of ... Read More »

Amazing Physical Activity Resource for Teachers – FREE

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These days we are hearing so much about how little physical activity time kids are getting at school. It happens for a variety of reasons – whether it is an increased pressure to complete curriculum requirements, or an over-crowding issue, leaving little indoor gym space.  Teachers are encouraged to do “DPA” – daily physical  activity for about 15 minutes, but ... Read More »

LEGO: When Toys, TV, & Learning Come Together #StreamTeam

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After extensive research*, I’m confident that in saying that there is only one negative thing about Lego: Is there any other toy (besides a smartphone or a tablet) that a 5 year old and 45 year old can equally appreciate and enjoy? Just little bricks of plastic with some bumps and holes. So simple, yet so brilliant.  Our two kids ... Read More »

Dragons: Race to the Edge! #StreamTeam

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 I don’t know about your families, but our boys are always ready for adventure!  Whether it’s ninjas, pirates, or superheroes, their dramatic play always involves heroes and excitement! As they fight the invisible bad guys, they develop so many skills, and feed their active imaginations.  That’s why they were so excited to hear that Netflix had a new series about ... Read More »