Talking to Children About Online Safety

14233681_10157575944510413_1523813355_oBy Anja Moore-Heighington
Communications and Resource Development Coordinator

Whether we like it or not, children are online. From iPads to smartphones, children have access to the internet in a variety of ways and through a variety of methods. Sometimes it seems that they know more about what’s happening online than we do!
But do you know how to talk to your children about online safety?  Continue reading

Learned Helplessness in Early Childhood & How We Can Respond

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By Kristen Varley, RECE, BPHE
Preschool teacher

There is nothing more stressful than a weekday morning. That dreaded routine in which we run full speed around the house, attempting to multitask well beyond our capability to get ourselves, our kids, our pets, our life, ready for the upcoming day. Walk the dog, shower, pack lunches, dry hair (only if there is time, of course), wake the kids, feed the kids, dress the kids, get out the door. We pretend like we know what we are doing, but the reality is you can never predict what is going to happen next and most likely are still struggling to find your keys. Continue reading

Rainy Day Activities (for Preschool Aged Children)

Raining“It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The old man is snoring….”

Yes!  It is raining outside and outdoor play is no longer an option.

There is no need to sit looking out the window, wondering if it will ever stop. There are a number of appropriate activities that you can do Continue reading

Our Favourite Activities: You Can Do Them at Home with your Kids!

STARSby the STARS After School Program staff team

What are kids into these days?  Who better to ask than our experts here at the club, the staff from our STARS after school program.  Each of our leaders has an extensive library of activities and ideas in their heads – here are a few of their faves! Continue reading