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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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Science Packed Summer

By now you've heard about the Summer Slide and you're afraid of your child falling behind because they'd rather spend time playing video games than reading. We get that it can occasionally be hard to influence your child to stop their game and to take some time each day to learn. So what if we supplied you with some science ...

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The Summer Slide is a Slippery Slope

It’s easy for children to put down their pencils or pens and never touch them again once their much-desired summer break begins. What if we shared, however, that allowing your children to do so was putting them at risk of the Summer Slide. How To Prevent Your Child from Experiencing Summer Learning Loss Hearing that your child may be ...

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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, ...

Posted by Scholar's Choice in Grandparent, General

Earth Day Activities

April 22 is Earth Day! Here are a few hands-on cross-curricular activities to keep students engaged and enhance your curriculum! If you try any of these, let me know how they go! I Pledge to... Give each student a copy of Appendix 2. Have each student write his or her name on the sign and color the arrows. Explain to students that ...

Posted by Scholar's Choice in Teacher, General

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