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Scholar's Choice is a Canadian company distributing and retailing educational toys and teaching materials to parents, teacher and early childhood educators in Canada and around the world. We currently have more than 380 staff members and our main distribution centre in London, Ontario.

5 Creative Products for Indoor Fun

All parents know that kids are happiest when they're playing outdoors. Unfortunately for them, and us, spring weather does not always cooperate. You may be up for splashing in the puddles, but for the days you would rather stay dry, check out our top 5 creative products for indoor fun. After all, a rainy forecast is never a pain when you ...

01
Mar
Posted by Scholar's Choice in Parent, General

Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About British Columbia

British Columbia, is the western most Canadian province and was made a province July 20th 1871. It's largest city is Vancouver, which is home to HALF of the population of the entire province, but B.C.'s capital city is Victoria, named after Queen Victoria. Let's learn about Canada's west coast! Fun Facts About British Columbia The world's largest totem pole ...

24
Feb
Posted by Scholar's Choice in General

Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Alberta

Next up on our Happy Birthday Canada series is Alberta! Formerly a district of the Northwest Territories, Alberta was founded as a province in September 1905! The capital city of Alberta is Edmonton but its largest city is Calgary. But you probably already knew that. Here are some facts you may not have known! Fun Facts About Alberta The term "trick ...

12
Feb
Posted by Scholar's Choice in General

Happy Birthday Canada, 12 Fun Facts!

As you may have heard, 2017 marks the 150th "birthday" of Canada as a nation! Scholar's Choice has decided to commemorate this momentous event the only way we know how: by making learning fun with some fun facts about Canada, its Provinces and Territories! Ready to learn about the land of the "true north strong and free"? Fun Facts About Canada ...

26
Jan
Posted by Scholar's Choice in General

6 Manipulatives, 15 Classroom Ideas

Kids learn by doing, which is why manipulatives are perfect tools for teaching and reinforcing concepts. They are useful for hands-on, small group activities; and for letting students explore and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills. Here are 6 manipulatives we love, and 15 ideas for using them in your classroom: (Side note- if you are interested in any of the manips mentioned, ...

26
Jan
Posted by Scholar's Choice in General

My First Bananagrams Game Review

Bananagrams brings a new, green Banana for the younger bunch in My First Bananagrams! Combine the letters into words and be the first to finish all your tiles to be crowned Top Banana! Cut to the Chase Lower-case letters encourage letter recognition Strengthens reading, and cognitive skills Can be played by different levels of readers Mini games to grow different ...

22
Nov
Posted by Scholar's Choice in Grandparent, Parent, General

Walls & Warriors Game Review

Be the ruler of your domain and protect your castle and knights from your enemies! Cut to the Chase 80 different challenges with increasing difficulty from Starter to Wizard Nurtures problem solving, strategic thinking, logic and concentration For a single player age 8+ The Big Idea The red knights are attacking your blue knights and castle! Choose one of the 80 challenges to ...

22
Nov
Posted by Scholar's Choice in Grandparent, Parent, General

4 Ways Your Can Help Make Your Grandbaby Smarter

Give your favourite kids a head start with these smart strategies to put him or her on a path to success! 1.  Use Your Words.  Language skills are critical to your grandchild's cognitive growth, and since most brain development occurs before age three, it pays to nurture communication skills as early as possible. Research shows the more words little ears hear, ...

18
May
Posted by Scholar's Choice in Grandparent, General

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