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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.

Tips for Your Outdoor Classroom

The schoolyard or your center's outdoor space provide a learning environment outside the classroom that can be used for interdisciplinary; curriculum-based; hands-on; inexpensive; inclusive of all learning styles inquiry- based learning.   Imagine... One class watches birds using a nest box they constructed, taking notes on their adaptations for flight and feeding. Another class learns about plant reproduction by examining ...

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Crafty Learning: Developmental Benefits of Craft Kits for Children

Craft kits are a great activity to keep children busy, a great indoor activity on rainy or snowy days, a fun present for a birthday party AND they are fantastic for promoting child development in the following areas: Cognitive Skills Social Skills Motor Skills Visual Discrimination Skills Cognitive Skills Strategy and Problem Solving - Children engage and strengthen their cognitive ...

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Family Road Trip Essentials

You're planning a vacation with your family and already dreading the car ride. While we can't guarantee your child will avoid asking you "are we there yet?", we can give you suggestions to make it asked less frequently and to make your car ride a bit more bearable. Single Player Travel Games When you are considering games for the car, ...

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Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Ontario

Ontario is Canada's most populous province and home to it's capital city, Ottawa. Another of the original four provinces that joined the Confederation on July 1st 1867, Ontario's pre-Confederation name was Upper Canada. The name Ontario is believed to come from a Huron word meaning "great lake". Now that we know a little more about Ontario, let's get to the fun ...

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5 Reasons Why Spring Outdoor Play is Important

While the weather might be a little unpredictable this time of year, springtime outdoor play is essential for children. Here are 5 reasons why spring outdoor play is important for your children: Building Your Child's Endurance Think about your own body, and how it begins to change when you go from being active to not for a certain period of time. ...

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Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, like New Brunswick Ontario and Quebec, is one of the original Confederation provinces that formed Canada in 1867. Nova Scotia has a rich cultural connection to Ireland and Scotland, and so its name in Latin means "New Scotland". Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada and also the second most densely populated with most Nova Scotians residing ...

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Earth Day, Any Day: 12 Ways to Celebrate All Year Round

Celebrate Earth Day every day! Although Earth Day festivities usually take place during the week of April 22, why not incorporate small activities on a daily or weekly basis? There are a variety of ways to integrate green initiatives into your classroom and school routines. Simple Steps to Celebrate the Environment Every Day 1. Take your class outside! Kids love to have ...

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Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Newfoundland & Labrador

The most easterly province, Newfoundland & Labrador, is the newest province to the Dominion of Canada being incorporated in 1949, before that it was an independent country! Make sure you're pronouncing it properly, as resident Newfoulanders (not Newfies!) pronounce the name NewfoundLAND, rather than NewFOUNDland! Now that you've been introduced to the province let's take a look at some fun facts! Fun ...

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